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April 2003
Earthquake News Headlines

April 30, 2003
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Half of earthquake relief fund still lies unused, alleges SUCI - Ahmedabad Newsline, India -

Remembering... Earthquake memories linger after 20 years - Newzcentral.com, CA

PAKISTAN: Last year's earthquake victims to be resettled - UN Regional Information Asia, Asia

Turkey Earthquake

4.0 tremor hits NE Arkansas - Baxter Bulletin, AR

Scores Trapped, Many Killed in Turkey Quake - Reuters, UK -

Earthquake claims 150 lives in Turkey - Deepika, India

Scores dead in Turkish quake - CNN

Scores trapped in Turkey quake - Swissinfo, Switzerland

Quake rocks southeast Turkey - MSNBC

Turkish Earthquake Kills 150 People, 300 Injured, AFP Reports - Bloomberg, Germany

150 dead in Turkish quake - News Interactive, Australia

Quake In Bingol - Turkish Press, Turkey

At Least 19 Dead as Quake Rocks East Turkey - Reuters, UK

Quake rocks southeast Turkey - MSNBC

School dormitory collpases in southeastern Turkey after strong ... - Charlotte Observer, NC

Earthquake Hits Eastern Turkey; 30 People Killed, AFP Reports - Bloomberg, Germany -

About 135 Kids Buried After Turkey Quake - Newsday

Earthquake shakes southeastern Turkey - CNN

Earthquake hits Turkey - BBC, UK

Strong earthquake rocks southeast Turkey - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Buildings collapse as earthquake rocks Turkey - CTV, Canada

Arkansas Earthquake

Arkansas Earthquake - WREG, TN

Second quake in as many days rattles Midsouth - WMC-TV, TN

Small Quake Shakes NE Arkansas - KARK, AR

Earthquake rattles northeast Arkansas - Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA

Magnitude 3.7 Quake Hits North Ark. - Wichita Eagle, KS

Minor Quake Hits Mississippi County - KAIT, AR

Alabama Earthquake

5.1 quake of 1916 set state record - Birmingham News, AL

Fort Payne tremblor first earthquake for many Georgians - Augusta Chronicle, GA

Earthquake's Dirty Water Finally Clears Up - WHNT, AL

Geologists search earthquake's central area for clues - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Tremor first earthquake for many Georgians - Gwinnett Daily Post, GA

Earthquake wakes South - Gwinnett Daily Post, GA -

Rare quake reminder of local seismic possibilities - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA

Quake, felt in Athens, leaves South shaken - Online Athens, GA

LES says quakes not big concern - The Tennessean, TN

Mentone on shaky seismic ground - Birmingham News, AL

Sand Mtn. shakes - Sand Mountain Reporter, AL

Valley Schools Prepared For Earthquake - WAFF, AL

911 Center Experiences Call Spike - WAFF, AL


April 29, 2003
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Earthquake report by GSDMA misleading’ - Ahmedabad Newsline, India

SEISMOLOGISTS NOT ALARMED BY THE EARTHQUAKE IN MESSINIA - Macedonian Press Agency, Greece

Tri-City to seek extension for quake deadline - North County Times, CA

Small quake rattles Woodburn - KFXO, OR

Importance of earthquake engineering highlighted - The Hindu, India

Alabama Earthquake

Aftershocks Rock Georgia, South - WXIA-TV, GA

Quakes Not Covered in Most Policies - WXIA-TV, GA

Seismologist Evaluates Earthquake - WTVC, TN

Geologist: Small quakes are common - News 14 Charlotte, NC 

Researchers Say Inactive Fault Located In Wake County - WRAL, NC

'Earthquake 2003' was no great shakes - Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA

Geologist: Small quakes are common - News 14 Charlotte, NC 

The Components of a Quake - WDEF, TN

Earthquake: Customers Asked to Conserve Water - WDEF, TN

Most quakes slight, but this one different - Birmingham News, AL

Earthquake In Alabama Felt In North Carolina - WSOC, NC 

Earthquake Felt in Kentucky - WKYT, KY

Reaction: Quake's Rude Awakening - WXIA-TV, GA

Rare southern earthquake rattles region - WPMI, AL

Small earthquake strikes northwest Alabama - Walker County Messenger, GA

Earthquake felt Across Tennessee Valley - WHNT, AL

4.9 QUAKE SHAKES REGION - Cherokee County Herald, GA

9:45 AM: FROM THE EPICENTER - CHerokee County Herald, AL

Rumbling shakes, awakes metro Atlantans - Palm Beach Post, FL

EARTHQUAKE FELT THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST - WBIR-TV, TN

Earthquakes Rattles Southeast - WVLT, TN

Tell us your comments about the earthquake - WAFF, AL

Quakes hit Georgia every 10 to 20 years - Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA

Earthquake hits parts of Alabama, Tennessee - WREG, TN

Carolyn Parker of Gadsen, Ala., says the earthquake... - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA

News Flash 2 - Birmingham News, AL

News Flash - Birmingham News, AL

Small earthquake rattles Georgia, Alabama - CNN Europe, Europe

Rare Earthquake Rattles the South - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA

Rare Southern Quake Rattles Several States - WDSU, LA

Earthquake shakes up north Georgia - Access North Georgia, GA

Rumbling shakes, awakes metro Atlantans - Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA

Rare Earthquake Rattles the South - ABC News

Earthquake Wakes Up the Valley - WTVM, GA

City Experiences Apparent Earthquake - The Chattanoogan, TN


April 28, 2003
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Montana school at risk to earthquake - Helena Independent Record, MT

Residents cry foul to school earthquake danger - Helena Independent Record, MT

Thompson Falls school at risk to earthquake - Billings Gazette, MT

Earthquake off New Caledonia - New Zealand Herald, New Zealand

Quakes jolt northern, central Iranian cities - IranMania News, Iran

Resources Not Money Issue In Big Quake - Xtra News, New Zealand

Tokyo braces for Fuji eruption - Japan Today, Japan


April 27, 2003
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One of Alaska's oldest bars closes - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK

Oceanside hospital to apply for extension on earthquake mandates - SignOn San Diego

Earthquakes shake Olympic Peninsula - Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News, WA

3.9 earthquake goes unnoticed by many in area - Columbian.com

Preparedness applies to small business, too - King County Journal Newspapers, WA

T. Falls schools in peril, say speakers - The Missoulian, MT


April 26, 2003
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Capitol is on schedule, but not in clear - The Olympian, WA

Shake's rattle offers role for quake study - Bremerton Sun, WA

Subterranean rumblings are everyday Northwest event - Oregonian, OR

Anniversary of Big Island quake - KHNL-TV/KHBC/KOGG, HI

State reminded on quake anniversary to secure items in home - Honolulu Advertiser, HI

Doctors say this isn ’ t the big one – at least not yet - The Times, UK


April 25, 2003
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Early morning quake - CBC British Columbia, Canada

What to do before and after an earthquake strikes - SanJuanIslander.com, San Juan Islands

Overnight quake measured at 4.8, no damage - Everett Herald, WA -

Western Washington jolted by 4.8 magnitude quake, no damage - Bremerton Sun, WA 

Kelley Point quake jars nerves, mainly - Oregonian, OR

Quake jolts West Coast - The Globe and Mail, Canada 

Earthquake Rattles Western Washington - Newsday 

Did You Feel It? - KOMO, W


April 24, 2003
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3.9 quake hits campus - Daily Vanguard, OR

The meaning of earthquake magnitude - KFXO

Small earthquake rattles Portland area - KFXO

3.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Portland - KOIN, OR

Minor quake rattles Vancouver, Portland - Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA

Small earthquake shakes Portland area - Salem Statesman Journal, OR

Magnitude of peril - Orange County Register, CA


April 23, 2003
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Big Earthquake Could Hit San Francisco - Discovery Channel

What's Shakin'? Tiny Satellite to Try and Predict Earthquakes - Space.com

Plane may be responsible for tremor - ABC Regional Online, Australia -

Portola Valley wins first earthquake award - Menlo Park Almanac, CA

Seismic zone map updated - The Hindu, India

Study: Big quake likely to rock Bay area by 2033 - CNN

Quake reminds Humboldt the big one could be out there - Times-Standard, CA

News in brief from California's North Coast - San Jose Mercury News, CA


April 22, 2003
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Structural survey for Long Lane building - Jamaica Observer, Jamaica

Quake shake-intensity mapped - Pasadena Star-News, CA

LA quake – but when? - Disaster News Network

Easter Earthquake Rattles Parts of Upstate NY - WSTM-TV, NY

Earthquake Shakes Southern NY - WNBC, NY

California unveils new seismic shaking map - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Is The 'Big One' On The Way - KTVU 

Bay Area fault study estimates 62% chance of deadly 6.7 temblor - San Francisco Chronicle, CA


April 21, 2003
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Seismic study delays port work - Anchorage Daily News, AK

Watsonville still building after the quake - Santa Cruz Sentinel, CA 

Africa's Ol Doinyo Lengai boasts world's coolest lava - West Hawaii Today, HI

'Slow Quakes' May Lay Ground Work for Big Ones - New York Times

Earthquake hits Colchester on this day - Ananova, UK

Church On Solid Foundation After Earthquake - WPTZ-TV, NY

Seismic study pivotal for big port expansion - Alaskajournal.com, AK

Earthquake Machines Shake Off Survivors' Anxieties - Reuters, UK

Hitachi hit by 4.6-magnitude quake - Japan Times, Japan

M4.6 quake jolts Ibaraki, vicinity - Japan Today, Japan 


April 20, 2003
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Yokota earthquake training goes underground - Pacific Stars and Stripes, Japan 


April 19, 2003
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Experts Say Sacramento Quake Danger Higher Than Once Thought - KXTV, CA 

Nearly 400 revelers celebrate historic 1906 earthquake - San Mateo County Times, CA

Moderate Earthquake In Izmir Province - Turks.US

Seismic designed buildings - Kuensel, Bhutan

Earthquake insurance not popular - Kuensel, Bhutan

Quake shakes Isfahan province - IRNA, Iran

Nightmare quakes could kill 22000 - Asahi Shimbun, Japan

The discovery alters what scientists - Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI

Filling in Kilauea's blanks - West Hawaii Today, HI


April 18, 2003
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Quake survivors gather in SF for celebration - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

1906 Quake, Fire Remembered - KRON4.com, CA

SF Quake Survivors Mark 'Big One's' Anniversary - KTVU

Survivors of '06 quake gather in San Francisco - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Survivors mark San Francisco quake 97 years later - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Hundreds Gather To Remember 1906 SF Quake - KCRA-TV, CA

State Officials Warn Earthquakes Can Happen Anywhere - KCRA

97 years later, quake's lessons remain - Sacramento Bee, CA

Today in History for Friday, April 18, 2003 - Cybercast News Service

EQNews Archive: The Great San Francisco Earthquake, April 18, 1906 - Seismo-Watch

April is earthquake preparedness month - Ledger Dispatch, CA

Moderate Earthquake In Izmir Province -TurkishPress.com

Moderate quake shakes Izmir - NTV MSNBC, Turkey

Is Sacramento Earthquake Proof? - KTXL

Earthquake jolts northern Qinghai province - EastDay.com, China

No Deaths in Earthquake in Northwest China - People's Daily Online, China


April 17, 2003
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Strong quake hits Qinghai province - Straits Times, Singapore

Quake' exercise shows need for communication - Hillsboro Argus, OR

Continental roots go deep, but ... - UC Berkeley (press release), CA

Light Earthquake Hits Southcentral Alaska - Alaska's SuperStation, AK

Panel predicts cost of quake - Daily Yomiuri, Japan

Relief Efforts For Quake-Hit Afghan Villages Continue - Pakistan News Service, Pakistan

Island earthquake tactics a way of life - Oakland Tribune, CA

Geologists doubt NASA warning over Peru glacier - ABC Online, Australia

Small Earthquake Hits Near Levan - KSL-TV, UT

4.4 Quake Hits Levan, Nephi - Salt Lake Tribune, UT

Minor earthquake... - Seattle Times

No deaths in earthquake in northwest - China Xinhua News Agency

Earthquake Jolts Northern China's Qinghai Province - People's Daily Online, China

Strong Quake Shakes China's Northwest - Guardian, UK

Strong Quake Hits Northwest China City - People's Daily Online, China


April 16, 2003
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Strong quake hits northern Honshu - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

Small quake shakes central Utah - Wyoming News, WY

Geologists Skeptical as NASA Warns of Peru Glacier - Reuters, UK

M5.5 quake rattles north Japan - Japan Today, Japan

Bigger the quake, lesser the shaking and the damage - Hindustan Times, India

Victoria schools to get seismic analysis - Canada.com, Canada

Small earthquake shakes Compton area - SignOn San Diego


April 15, 2003
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Big quakes mean far less shakes - New Scientist, UK

Quake jolts West Azarbaijan - Irib, Iran

Quake jolts northwestern Iranian city - IRNA, Iran

Seismic designed buildings - Kuensel, Bhutan


April 14, 2003
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Shake , rattle and . . . study - WPTV, FL

Relief efforts for quake-hit villages continue - UN Regional Information Asia, Asia


April 13, 2003
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Moderate Earthquake Rattles Greece - Yahoo! News

Aid on the Way for Afghan Quake Victims - Duluth News Tribune, MN


April 12, 2003
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Quake rocks Afghanistan - The Australian, Australia

Earthquake rocks Afghanistan - Afgha.com

An Earthquake in the Middle East - Islam Online, UK

EARTHQUAKE: RESCUE SERVICES - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Italy

4.9 magnitude quake hits Kagoshima - Japan Times, Japan

200 houses destroyed in Afghan quake - Daily Times, Pakistan

Strong quake jolts Kagoshima - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

Strong Earthquake Shakes Southern Japan - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL


April 11, 2003
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Moderate Earthquake Hits Northern Italy - WMAR (ABC2), MD

Afghan Earthquake Causes Casualties, Damage, Radio Says - Reuters, UK

EARTHQUAKE: COMO EVACUATES ALL SCHOOLS - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Italy

Italian north shaken by quake - BBC, UK

Earthquake shakes parts of northern Italy - Deutsche Welle, Germany

Quake Rocks Northern Italy, Schools Evacuated - Reuters, UK


April 10, 2003
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Minor Quake Hits SoCal - KABC, CA

Minor quake hits in mountains east of Los Angeles - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL

Turkey quake sparks panic - Turks.US

Quake Jolts Izmir - Turkish Press, Turkey

Stories of modern science - United Press International

Gujarat Earthquake Rehabilitation Project ( GERP ) ... - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Moderate Quake Hits Western Turkey, 100 Hurt - Reuters, UK

Work comes to a halt at Koyna dam - Indian Express, India


April 9, 2003
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Owls Head center of 3.5 earthquake - Press-Republican Online

Moderate Quake In Antalya - Turkish Press, Turkey

Strong Quake in Turkey Cracks Buildings - Guardian, UK

Powerful quake rocks Turkey - The Australian, Australia

Slight intensity quake shakes New Delhi - Times of India, India

Mild Earthquake Shakes Indian Capital - Reuters, UK

$30000 donated to victims of Colima quake - Vida en el Valle, CA

Research predicts massive earthquake within 3 decades - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

Small earthquake shakes the area - Capital News, NY

QUAKE LAB'S FIRM FOUNDATION - Bristol Evening Post, UK

Quake shakes southern Iranian city of Andimeshk - IranMania News, Iran


April 8, 2003
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Doubts that Awatere Bridge would survive earthquake - Stuff

Quake relief, rescue bases to be set up in Tehran province - IranMania News, Iran

Finding fault - Boston Globe, MA

Silverton Dam may get warning system - Salem Statesman Journal, OR

Belmont site quake-safe, geologist says - Los Angeles Daily News, CA

Moderate quake jolts the Kanto area - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan -

Mild earthquake rocks northern Philippines - Deepika, India

Philippines, Japan - Philippines Daily News, Philippines


April 7, 2003
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Earthquake slightly shakes Lai Chau - NhanDan Online

Measuring ground movements in the Koae fault system - West Hawaii Today, HI 

New Quake Fault Report Puts Belmont Learning Center In Jeopardy - KNBC-TV, CA 

Small quakes rattle Nevada desert - Las Vegas Sun, NV

Quake relief, rescue bases to be set up in Tehran province - IRNA, Iran

Representative slowing dam project's flow - San Mateo County Times, CA 


April 6, 2003
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LA fault line has geologists quaking - Christian Science Monitor

Science becomes interactive for kids - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK

Earthquake Rocks Northern Chile - Guardian, UK


April 5, 2003
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Earthquake jolts Bengkulu - Jakarta Post

Volcano erupts on Italian island of Stromboli - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Philippines volcano spews ash - The Mercury, Australia

Mayon Volcano acts up but eruption not imminent - ABS CBN News, Philippine

Fault location prompts readiness call - Los Angeles Daily News, CA

Death Toll at 48 in Indonesias Landslides - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL


April 4, 2003
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Earthquake drill: Linn prepares for the big one - Albany Democrat Herald

Study finds Puente Hills fault has caused 4 quakes - San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA

Study finds Puente Hills fault has caused 4 quakes - Whittier Daily News, CA

Fault under Los Angeles poses danger - OfficialSpin, UK

Fault Line Position Is Faulty - Xtra News, New Zealand

Study Calls LA Fault Line 'Disturbing' - Guardian, UK

Mock quake fails to shake courthouse visitors - McMinnville News-Register, OR

Wheatbelt rocks in earthquake - Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury, Western Australia


April 3, 2003
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Downtown LA Fault Line Worries Geologists - Newsday

Major Earthquake Lurks Under LA - CBS News

Turkey gets 350 million euro from EIB for SMEs and earthquake reconstruction - Mena Report

Indonesian island floods kill 45 - The Age, Australia 

9.2 quake fakes way through counties - Oregonian, OR

Back-to-back quakes jolt Interior - Peninsulaclarion.com, AK 

Modest quakes hit Taiwan , no reports of damage - Reuters AlertNet, UK


April 2, 2003
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Earthquake Jolts Akyazi - TurkishPress.com

Strong tremour, minimal damage - Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper, Bhutan

Death toll rises after Indonesian mudslides - Independent Online, South Africa


April 1, 2003
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April Geology media highlights - EurekAlert, DC

Statewide earthquake exercise focuses on response, recovery - Hillsboro Argus, OR

Seismic work will shut lanes on bridge this week - Contra Costa Times, CA

Small Quakes Rattle South Bay - KTVU

Small quake in west of Turkey - NTV MSNBC, Turkey

Earthquake rattles Silicon Valley - San Jose Business Journal, CA

ACT Appeal - Assistance to Xinjiang Earthquake Victims , China - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Three small quakes hit North Portland - Oregonian, OR

Earthquake drill will shake up response agencies - Oregonian, OR

Helena students study earthquakes ... - Helena Independent Record, MT


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