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October 2002
Earthquake News Headlines

October 31, 2002
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Disaster planning should be on everyone ’ s radar - Snohomish County Herald Business Journal, WA

Thumbs up for disaster training - Redland Bayside Bulletin, Australia

20 months after earthquake, Deschutes Parkway reopens - The Olympian, WA << Photos

Scientists eyeing recent earthquake - Clarion-Ledge

Etna's plume traced from space - New Scientist, UK << Great Photos

Lava slows but Etna fireworks continue - ITV, UK

Italian M 5.9 Earthquake

6 dead, 20 missing in Italian quake - Times of India, India

Witnesses describe earthquake terror - BBC, UK

Italian Quake Kills Six, 30 Children Trapped - Reuters, UK

5 Children Die in Italy Earthquake - Guardian, UK

Frantic search for quake children - BBC, UK

Italy's earthquake history - BBC, UK

EARTHQUAKE: CASINI ASKS GOVERNMENT TO REPORT - AGI

Children feared dead as strong quake hits Italy - SABC News, South Africa

At Least 4 Dead, Dozens Trapped After Italy Quake - Voice of America

Strong earthquake rocks Italy, traps nursery school kids - AP - New York Daily News, NY

Italian Quake Kills Four Children, 50 Trapped - Reuters, UK

3 Children Die in Italy Earthquake - AP via KFOX, TX

Four children killed in Italy quake-TV - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Workers attempt to save 50 trapped Italian children - ABC Online, Australia

Quake Traps Italy Schoolchildren - AP via KFOX, TX

Italian Quake Traps 50 Children, Some Hurt - Reuters, UK

Children trapped after Italy quake - CNN

Strong earthquake felt in Italy - Deepika, India

Italian quake traps children , some hurt - media - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Children hurt in collapsed Italian school -media - Reuters AlertNet, UK

50 CHILDREN TRAPPED BY EARTHQUAKE - The Mirror, UK

Italian quake traps 50 children in school - media - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Italian Quake Traps Children , Some Hurt - Reuters, UK

Children Hurt in Collapsed Italian School -Media - Reuters, UK

Quake hits southern Italy - ABC Online, Australia

Strong Earthquake Shakes South-Central Italy - Reuters, UK

Quake measuring 5.4 rattles central and southern Italy - Times of India, India -

Strong quake in Sicily felt in Malta - di-ve.com, Malta


October 30, 2002
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Seismic Maps Help Prepare For Future Quakes - KNBC-TV, CA -

Etna Seems Calmer, but Quakes Rattle Sicily - ABC News

Sicily dusts off as Mount Etna takes a break from erupting - Pacific Stars and Stripes, Japan

Pompeii of the 20th Century - Pravda, Russia

Etna Spouts Fountains of Fire but Lava Flows Slow - Reuters, UK

Mount Etna calm after earthquake - IAfrica South African News, South Africa

Scientists gauging areas for possible earthquake damage - Baxter Bulletin, AR

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano heating up - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Warning quake shook Portland 40 years ago - Oregonian, OR

Earthquake forces hundreds from homes - The Globe and Mail, Canada


October 29, 2002
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Calibrating earthquake counts beneath Mauna Loa - West Hawaii Today

Maps shows volcanic bottom of park lake - Billings Gazette, MT

Earthquake shakes Mt Etna's surrounding areas - Channel News Asia, Singapore

Light earthquake felt in Anchorage - KTVA, AK

Two Egyptian girls trampled to death amid quake fears - ABC Online, Australia

Earthquake Shakes Residents In Bolivar County - WLOX, MS

Scientist plan tests to track damage when the 'big one' hits - Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat, MO

Photos of Etna - AP and Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quake rattles erupting Etna - BBC

Planes bid to dowse flames after spectacular Etna eruption - Hi Pakistan, Pakistan

Large tremor rocks Etna - ABC Online, Australia

New Quake Rocks Mt. Etna, Leaves Hundreds Homeless - Reuters, UK

Etna burns through forests - CNN Europe

Delta area feels small earthquake - Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS

Quake hits northwestern Iranian city - IRNA, Iran

Scientists To Experiment With New Madrid Fault - KTUL, OK


October 28, 2002
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Astrobiologists Find Fossils of Ancient Life... - Space.com

Lava Prompts Italy School Closings - AP via Guardian, UK

More cracks open up on fiery Etna - CNN

Sicily's Etna Continues To Spew Lava - CBS News

Italy Scrambles Water-Planes to Stem Etna Flows - Reuters via Yahoo! News

Giants fans shaken after final loss - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami - Ananova, UK

San Fran Water Bond Goes to Voters - KTVU

Quake hits northwestern Iranian cities - IRNA, Iran


October 27, 2002
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Earthquakes in Sicily Jolt Mount Etna Into Life - Reuters via Yahoo! News

Etna comes back to life, spews lava, ash, small earthquake - AP via Yahoo! News

New Zealand team helps local Bali victims - The New Zealand Herald

Quakes jolt western province of Hamedan - IranMania News, Iran

Quakes jolt western Iranian cities - IRNA, Iran

Moderate quake rocks western Iran, no casualties - Reuters AlertNet, UK

More than 100 aftershocks - Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA


October 26, 2002
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Earthquake shakes Semnan - IranMania News, Iran

Golden Gate installs new rail -Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA

Waiting under viaduct for the ferry? Not a good idea, some say - Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA

Quakes jolt southwestern, western Iranian cities - IranMania News, Iran

Quakes jolt southwestern, western Iranian cities - IRNA, Iran

'Quakes conmen' warning to elderly - Manchester Evening News, UK

Fifty tremors that rocked a city - Guardian, UK


October 25, 2002
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Earthquake In Cyprus - Turkish Press, Turkey

Seismic Experiments Near Memphis - WREG, TN

A last bash for the home fans - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Tremors in North-East, Nicobar islands - The Hindu, India

Thumbs up for disaster training - Redland Bayside Bulletin, Australia

Moderate quakes hit India, no casualties reported - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Earthquake rumbles through northeastern Indian state - IRNA, Iran

Tremors in North-East, Nicobar islands - Outlookindia.com, UK -

Earth tremor hits Cyprus, no damage reported - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Earthquake in Shillong - Outlookindia.com, UK

Earthquake in Shillong - Hindustan Times, India


October 24, 2002
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Anza quake rocks Coachella Valley - KESQ, CA

Minor quake rattles Southern California desert - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Quake rocks southeastern Iranian city again - IRNA, Iran

Quake jolts region - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK

'Biggest' tremor yet hits city - Manchester Evening News, UK

Quakes 'could last for years' - BBC, UK

New codes may add expense - Winston Salem Journal, NC

2 small quakes rattle Wyoming, Idaho - Denver Post, CO

Earthquakes shake park, Wyoming - Billings Gazette, MT

An expert peers into Earth's future, and what he sees isn't ... - Rocky Mountain News, CO


October 23, 2002
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City officials assessing earthquake readiness - KTVA, AK

Strong quake jolts much of Alaska - KTVA, AK

Suit Over Insurer ’ s Handling of Quake Claims Not SLAPP - Metropolitan News-Enterprise, CA

Minor quake hits near San Juan Bautista - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Alaska shaken by 6.7 quake - Anchorage Daily News, AK

Strong earthquake hits Alaska; no injuries reported - Anchorage Daily News, AK

Strong quake rattles Alaska - CNN

Most of Alaska Shakes With 6.2 Quake - ABC News

Powerful earthquake rocks Alaska - MSNBC

Strong earthquake with magnitude 6.5 hits near Denali National ... - Canada.com, Canada

Strong Earthquake Jolts Alaska - ABC News

Alaska Jolted By Quake - KOMO, WA

All shook up - Sacramento Bee,

Moment of a lifetime in the bleachers -- or you're not a kid ... - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Bonds sets record for Series homers, but it's not enough - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Quakes may have caused motorway cracks - Ananova, UK

More quakes forecast as experts move in - Manchester Evening News, UK

20 quake city sets a record - The Mirror, UK

Fresh earthquake rocks Manchester - Ananova, UK


October 22, 2002
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Australia Watchdog Gives Nod to New Nuclear Reactor - Reuters, UK

M4.2 quake jolts Shimane Pref - Japan Today, Japan

Earthquake works to go on display - Daily Yomiuri, Japan

Quakes strike near False Pass and Alaska-Canada border - Kenai Peninsula, AK

Series Shifts To San Francisco - KGO, CA

PacBell Park a Curse to Other Teams - KRON4.com, CA

Earthquakes worry only the tourists - ABS CBN News, Philippines

Pac Bell Park Gives Series New Look - Washington Post, DC

Last time Giants met As, the earth shook - Reno Gazette Journal, NV

3.5 quake hits near Fernley area - Reno Gazette Journal, NV

City Programs Garner Awards for Earthquake Safety - The Berkeley Daily Californian, CA

Shaking off '89 jitters - Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA

Magnitude-3.4 quake rattles Big Bear Lake - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Manchester rocks again, taking tremor count to 15 - Independent, UK

Earthquake Tremors Rattle Britain - ABC News

Quake swarm stings city - BBC, UK

Map to make earthquakes less of a shock - Cambridge Evening News, UK

Earthquake total rises to 13 - Manchester Evening News, UK

Quake leaves paper's switchboard jammed - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk, UK


October 21, 2002
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Five quakes rock Taiwan - Taipei Times, Taiwan

Five earthquakes rattle Hualien County - eTaiwan News, Taiwan

MANCHESTER QUAKES NO GREAT SHAKES - The Mirror, UK

Manchester: More Tremors - Sky News, UK

New tremors hit Manchester - ITV, UK - 21

Manchester rocked by new earthquakes - Guardian, UK

Earthquakes rock Manchester - London Evening Standard, UK

More quakes hit Manchester - Coventry News, UK

Quake Rocks Manchester - Sky News, UK

On shaky ground - Ottawa Citizen, Canada

Tall buildings 'safer from terror' - News Interactive, Australia

BART seismic repair bonds a shaky call - The Argus, CA -


October 20, 2002
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Moderate quakes shake eastern Taiwan Monday - Star, Malaysia

Quake rattles Kanto, Tohoku regions - Japan Today, Japan

Measures 15 and 16: Seismic Upgrades - Oregonian, OR

Quake jolts central Iranian city - IRNA, Iran


October 19, 2002
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Quake jolts central Iranian city - IRNA, Iran

Since Loma Prieta, Quake Tech Has Improved - KRON4.com, CA

World Series Fever Leads To Earthquake Preps, Predictions - KNBC-TV, CA

Lake Murray dam plan - Columbia State, SC

Group to launch drive for emergency rescue hotline - China Post, Taiwan

Quake-damaged building deemed fit for demolition - The Olympian, WA

Future of 50-year-old Ky. uranium plant now uncertain - Henderson Gleaner, KY

Peru, in Purple, Venerates 'Lord of the Miracles' - Reuters, UK


October 18, 2002
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An Effort to Undo an Old Reservoir in Yosemite - New York Times

At 50, uranium plant faces uncertain future - Kentucky Post, KY

Quake shakes town near capital Tehran - IRNA, Iran

Topaz Lodge turns 50 - Reno Gazette Journal, NV

$45 million water pipeline finished - Oakland Tribune, CA

Third quake hit southern Iran in two days - IranMania News, Iran

Bangladesh puts armed forces on earthquake alert - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Mock quake tests emergency response - Salem Statesman Journal, OR

Terror swept Series when earth moved - Toronto Star, Canada

Bay Area Series harkens back to 7.1 earthquake that shook the ... - The Daily Texan, TX

Quake rattles southeastern Iranian city again - IRNA, Iran

Another earthquake strikes Haryana - Sify, India


October 17, 2002
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Earthquake Drill Proves Successful, If A Bit Unnerving - Columbian.com

Secrets of earthquake that rattled N.Wales - icNorthWales

Earthquake drill tests Clark County - kgw.com

Will there be another earthquake? - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Will a Major Earthquake Interrupt the World Series? State Experts Say It's Unlikely, Though Not Impossible - Business Wire via Yahoo! News

Since Loma Prieta, EQ Technology Has Grown - KRON4.com, CA

Angels, Giants World Series spotlights California's old civil war - Penn Live, PA

PG&E Urges Earthquake Preparedness - KSBW-TV, CA

All-California Series Rattles Memory - Monterey County Herald

Quake shook area 13 years ago - Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA

Facing up to next Big One - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Quakes still endanger Bay Area cities - Oakland Tribune, CA

SF still in search of first title - Oakland Tribune, CA

Expert: State ripe for large quake - Montana Forum, Montana

Mild tremors in Sonipat - Outlook India, India

Strong earthquake shakes Kamchatka - Interfax, Russia

This Date in Baseball - Oct . 17 - Monterey County Herald, CA


October 16, 2002
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World Vision hands over 70 houses to Gujarat victims - Reuters AlertNet, UK - 16

Rescuers learn how to deal with damaged buildings - Naples Daily News, FL

SF's quake-damaged Central Freeway finally to be torn down - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Scientists draw earthquake prediction maps - Ananova, UK

Maps to unravel earthquake mystery - U.TV, UK

Magnitude-3.1 quake shakes Palm Springs area - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL -

Quake jolts the southeastern province of Kerman - IranMania News, Iran

Hawaii's Mauna Loa Volcano Is Beginning To Stir, New Data Reveal - Science Daily -

Quake jolts the southeastern province of Kerman - IRNA, Iran


October 15, 2002
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All-California Series for Fox Sports - Washington Post, DC

Quake jolts central Japan - Hindustan Times, India -

Moderate earthquake shakes eastern Japan - Star, Malaysia


October 14, 2002
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Giants' Series run extra long - Oakland Tribune, CA

Survival stories begin to emerge from Bali - ABC Online, Australia

M5.8 quake hits Aomori Pref - Japan Today, Japan

Mild earthquake in Meghalaya - Outlookindia.com, UK

Small quake felt in Aspen - Aspen Times, CO

Small Earthquake Centered Near Aspen - KMGH, CO

Quake jolts Kerman - IRNA, Iran


October 13, 2002
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Giants take 3-1 series lead on Santiago's home run - Grand Forks Herald, ND

When camels ruled the beach - AP via CNN

Geologist Finds Ancient Camel Bones - AP via Newsday

Only shake is a shrug - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Strong Earthquake In Eastern Crete - Macedonian Press Agency

Earthquake of low intensity experienced in Osmanabad - Deepika, India

Quake rattles western Japan - Mainichi Shimbun, Japa

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Japan - AP via ABC News

Quake rattles Taiwan - Hindustan Times, India


October 12, 2002
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Ballot measures address earthquake hazards - Newport News-Times

Strong earthquake rattles island of Crete, no damages or injuries reported - AP via Yahoo! News

Quake shakes town near capital Tehran - IRNA, Iran

Bonds offer quake prep - Salem Statesman Journal, OR

Former banker named CEO at AmeriCares - Stamford Advocate,

Giants' greatest chance is right now - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Emergency funding keeps Loaves and Fishes open - Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA

Five dead as quake jolts Indonesia - Hi Pakistan, Pakistan

Powerful quake rocks Indonesia killing at least 5 - eTaiwan News, Taiwan

6.4 quake rocks Indonesia - Disaster News Network


October 11, 2002
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Montserrat Residents Fear Volcano - AP via Guardian, UK

Fears of catastrophic eruption in PNG - The Age, Australia

2 measures seek earthquake safety - Salem Statesman Journal, OR

Five dead and severe damage in powerful Indonesian quake - SpaceDaily

Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia - BBC, UK

Powerful earthquake kills three in Indonesia's Papua province - Deepika, India 


October 10, 2002
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Three Killed in Indonesia Quake - AP via Guardian, UK

At least one dead and much damage in powerful Indonesian quake - Malaysia Kini, Malaysia

Powerful quake rocks Indonesia - Philippines Daily News, Philippines

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province - AP via Yahoo! News

Indonesia Quake Rips Two-Mile Crack in Ground - Reuters, UK <<

Quake in Indonesia rips three-km crack in ground - Reuters, UK

Casualty fears rise as strong earthquake hits eastern Papua ... - Channel News Asia, Singapore

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia, 1 killed - Times of India, India

Earthquake strikes Papua province - ABC Online, Australia

M7.1 quake occurs near New Guinea - Japan Today, Japan

Quake shakes town near capital Tehran - IRNA, Iran

Casualty fears as strong earthquake hits Indonesia - Outlookindia.com, UK

Earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua province - Channel News Asia, Singapore

Powerful quake jolts east Indonesia province - Reuters AlertNet, UK -

Earthquake rocks Indonesia - IAfrica South African News, South Africa

Fake quake - Bremerton Sun, WA -

Earthquake alert in WA - The Australian, Australia


October 9, 2002
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9-21 earthquake victims protest resettlement plan - China Post, Taiwan

No deal reached with quake victims - eTaiwan News, Taiwan

Earthquake, tsunami drill in Suva today - Fiji's Daily Post, Fiji


October 8, 2002
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Moderate earthquake shakes northern Greece - AP via Yahoo! News

Santa Clara River: $4.7 million settlement for 1991 oil spill - Santa Paula Times, CA

Report: Quake Would Devastate Hetch Hetchy - KGO, CA

Scientists search for region's seismic secrets - Kingston Whig Standard, Canada

Damage to water system from major quake studied - San Jose Mercury News, CA -

Earthquake recorded off Kamchatka shores - Interfax, Russia

EARTHQUAKE 4.9 NEAR KAMCHATKA ... RIA Novosti, Russia

Earthquake strikes India's hilly northern state - IRNA, Iran


October 7, 2002
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October 6, 2002
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Undersea quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok island - Star, Malaysia

Quake rocks Taiwan; no damage, casualties reported - Reuters AlertNet, UK


October 5, 2002
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24 quake epicentres located in Delhi - The Hindu, India -


October 4, 2002
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Quake strikes off Fiji - Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia 

Earthquake church wins lottery cash - Walsall News, UK

Outside funding for UNR projects sets record - Reno Gazette Journal, NV

Dams being made resistant to quakes - AP via Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC

City eyes quake warning system - Vallejo News, CA


October 4, 2002
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Project will help protect Lowcountry from earthquake damage - Columbia State, SC

Scientist seeks to realize robot rescues - Daily Yomiuri, Japan

Asteroid 'hit northern Russia' - Ananova, UK

Location, Location, Location - Chambersburg Gazette, PA

Dynamic monsoon , high water - yield causing floods in Assam ... - Assam Tribune, India 

Scientists to get ' dirt ' on how earthquakes shake up soil - Cosmiverse 

Space Shuttle Mission to Learn About Soil Behavior During ... - Space Ref 

Quake rattles outback town - Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia

Earthquake rattles South Australia - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia


October 3, 2002
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Quakes of 52 - Bakersfield Californian

Strong quake strikes Mexico coast - CNN Asia, Asia

Appeal - Emergency Relief to Earthquake Victims ( Phase II ) - Reuters AlertNet, UK 

Large Meteorite Falls on the Irkutsk Region - Pravda, Russia <<

Reuters Middle East Highlights 1310 GMT Oct 3 - Reuters, UK -

FYI: 2.9 earthquake hits north state - Record-Searchlight, CA 

Moderate quake hits Turkey, no deaths or injuries - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Earthquake shakes central Turkey - AP via Yahoo! News


October 2, 2002
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Weak earthquake jolts Nicaragua's Pacific coast - EastDay.com, China

Earthquake Shakes Greek Island - AP via KTVU

Earthquake Shakes Greek Island - AP via Yahoo! News


October 1, 2002
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Prepare for earth shaking experience - Webster County Journal Enterprise, KY

Athens Archaeological Museum to Close - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Northridge Quake Activity Has Apparently Subsided, Says NASA - Cosmiverse


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