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May 2003
Earthquake News Headlines

May 31, 2003
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Imperial Valley rocks with swarms of small quakes - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Quake worries go beyond faults - Santa Rosa Press Democrat, CA 

Small earthquake shakes of Northern California - Monterey Herald, California

Global Earthquake News

US aid to help Algeria's earthquake victims - IOL

Quake shake central Iranian city - IRNA, Iran

Tyre archaeological dig halted - Daily Star, Lebanon 

Algeria quake toll rises to 2266 - Irib, Iran

New quake measures focus on buildings - Asahi Shimbun, Japan

Algeria Pledges $2 Billion After Quake Criticism - Reuters, UK

Fabs quickly recovering from Japan earthquake - EE Times Online

May 30, 2003
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Editorial 5/29: Gauging risk along New Madrid fault -, TN

Natural disasters biggest financial threat to insurers - Forbes

Small quake near Bremerton widely felt - Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA

3.7 Magnitude Quake Hits Western Washington - KOMO, WA - 8

Small quake hits Washington state - Vancouver Sun, Canada

Study: Napa area to suffer major quake - Napa Valley Register, CA 

Big earthquake may lead to really big wave - West Hawaii Today, HI

Global Earthquake News

Algeria launches building programme for earthquake homeless - Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia 

Vice governor of Akita resigns over postquake urge to play - Japan Times, Japan

Algeria agrees $1.8bn quake fund - BBC, UK 

Algeria rescue 'shook' SA team - News24, South Africa 

Turkish Rescue Teams Return To Turkey From Algeria - Turkish Press, Turkey

Official Resigns Over Post-Quake Pinball - Reuters, UK

Heavily guarded, Algerian president tours quake zone - KRNV, NV 

Top official quits after playing pachinko during quake crisis - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

MS Earthquake Engineer Asked by EERI to Lead Algerian Quake - Insurance Journal 

Seismic hazard threatens Yangtze project - Guardian, UK

Quake Demolishes Confidence in Algerian Rulers - New York Times

Death toll from Algeria earthquake leaps to 2251 -, China 

This time luck on quake-hit Japan's side - Japan Times, Japan

Tohoku bullet trains back up to speed - Japan Times, Japan 

May 29, 2003
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Quake shakes northwestern city - Irib, Iran

NSW town rocked by earthquake - The Age, Australia 

Shanghai safe from big quakes -, China 

Earthquake fails to shake Manawatu woman -, New Zealand 

Strong quake felt in Peruvian capital - Reuters AlertNet, UK

More quakes shake Northern California - Red Bluff Daily News, CA 

Japan Earthquake

Chipmakers in Japan impacted by earthquake - CMPnetAsia, Singapore

Shaped by quakes: the Japanese worldview - Asahi Shimbun, Japan

Schools reopen after Tohoku quake - Japan Today, Japan

Safety measures predicated to halve Tokai quake toll - Daily Yomiuri, Japan 

Algeria Earthquake

Tremor hits Algeria - Deutsche Welle, Germany 

Fresh Earth Tremor Hits Algeria, Some Casualties - Reuters, UK

Flimsy homes easy prey for Algerian quake’s fury - Financial Gazette, Zimbabwe

Algeria sees $127 mln quake damage to energy firms - Forbes

Latest Algerian tremor leaves three dead, 2 000 injured - SABC News, South Africa 

New Tremor Terrifies Quake-Hit Algeria - Reuters, UK 

May 28, 2003
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Indonesia quake kills 1, injures 7 - Borneo Bulletin, Brunei 

Planning aids survival in earthquakes -, China 

California Earthquakes

Small Quakes: Foreshock Or Nuisance? - KTVU 

Earthquakes Shake San Francisco Bay Area - KGTV, CA

Japan Earthquake

M4.4 quake hits northeastern Japan - Japan Today, Japan

Japanese quake proves readiness - Taipei Times, Taiwan 

Top Akita official played pachinko during quake crisis - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan 

50 per cent chance of another big quake in Japan within a day - Deepika, Ind

Fujitsu suspends fab because of earthquake - CMPnetAsia, Singapore

Officials say strong aftershock likely in northern Japan - Star, Malaysia

Fujitsu: Restart date for quake-hit plant unknown - Forbes

Amkor sees $5-10 mln revenue hit from Japan quake - Forbes

Schools resume, but train service still crippled after quake - Japan Today, Japan

Fujitsu's chip plant in Iwate halted due to quake - Japan Today, Japan 

Sanriku earthquake a rare occurrence - Asahi Shimbun, Japan

Rail columns crumble in Tohoku - Asahi Shimbun, Japan 

Algeria Earthquake

New Tremor Terrifies Quake-Hit Algeria - Reuters, UK 

Algeria hit by violent aftershock - Daily News, Africa

Political Tensions Grow in Aftermath of Algerian Quake - Washington Post, DC

Algerian minister threatens protesting quake survivors - Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa County 

Orphans bear brunt of trauma - News24, South Africa 

Algerians in terror of new tremors - CNN

New Tremor Stirs Panic in Quake-Hit Algeria - Reuters, UK 

New tremor hits Algeria - BBC, UK

Aftershock hits Algiers - Sunday Times, South Africa

Cuba sends doctors , medicine to quake - struck Algeria - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Fresh quake hits Algeria - Gulf News, United Arab Emirates

Algiers Tries to Soothe Anger in Quake-Hit Region - 

Earthquake Rocks Algeria Again -, Africa 

Up to Nine Feared Killed in Latest Algerian Quake - Reuters, UK

Timely response brings relief to Algerian earthquake victims - Reuters AlertNet, UK 

Strong aftershock hits Algeria, 200 hurt - Sify, India 

Strong aftershock rocks quake-hit Algeria, 3 feared killed - Channel News Asia, Singapore 

Algerians appeal for news of quake missing - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Rescue bid under way after tremor - The Australian, Australia

Three feared killed , 187 hurt in new Algerian quake - Reuters AlertNet, UK 

Earthquake of 5.8 Richter scale hits Algeria - Deutsche Welle, Germany

May 27, 2003
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Earthquake rocks Uttaranchal districts - Hindustan Times, India 

Mobile, Baldwin counties qualify for FEMA assistance - WPMI, AL

Tremor shakes Taiwan, no reports of casualties or damage - Channel News Asia, Singapore 

California Earthquakes

Temblors along 3 fault lines seem to be unrelated - San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Small earthquakes rattle Bay Area - Tri-Valley Herald, CA -

Moderate quakes rattle Bay - Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa County 

Three quakes rattle region - San Jose Mercury News, CA -

Calif. quake shows rise in seismic activity - Boston Globe, MA

Quakes in two shakes - Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA

Japan Earthquake

Earthquake forces Fujitsu to suspend fab - Electronic Buyers News 

Bullet train pillars badly damaged by quake - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

Quake injury toll at 104 - News24, South Africa 

No-one killed in huge earthquake - ITV, UK 

Quakes ripple across Asia - Special Broadcasting Service, Austraila 

600 spend night on trainsdue to quake - Japan Today, Japan

M4.2 quake hits northeastern Japan - Japan Today, Japan

Powerful Earthquake, Aftershocks Rattle Japan - Baku Today, Azerbaijan

Aftershocks rattle NE Japan after quake injures 100 - Deepika, India 

How Japan was spared earthquake destruction - Independent Online, South Africa 

More than 100 injured by powerful quake in northern Japan - Sun Star, Philippines 

Algeria Earthquake

Algeria: Bulldozers move in - News24, South Africa

Quake team's trip in vain - Manchester Evening News, UK

Easing the suffering of Algeria ’ s quake victims - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Algerian govt vows quake probe - IAfrica South African News, South Africa 

Forgotten victims of 1989 Algeria quake -Middle East Online, UK 

Good response to Algeria 'quake appeal - Valletta Times, Malta

Damaged buildings demolished - Charlotte Observer, NC 

Aid, health workers help Algerian quake victims - SABC News, South Africa

Japan to give $100000 in aid to quake-hit Algeria - Japan Today, Japan

Jordanian pharmaceutical firm donates $250000 in aid to Algeria - MENAFN, Africa 

RCA relief plane arrives in Algeria - Gulf News, United Arab Emirates 

Indonesia Earthquakes

Child dies as quake rocks Indonesian island - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Quake jolts Indonesian island - News24, South Africa 

Severe earthquake rocks Indonesia, measuring 7 on Richter scale - Sun Network, India

Powerful earthquake rocks southern Philippines - Deepika, India 

Earthquake hits Indonesia's Mollucas, one killed - Reuters AlertNet, UK

6.4-quake jolts Indonesia's North Maluku, killing one - Channel News Asia, Singapore 

Quake jolts Indonesia - The Age, Australia 

Quake jolts island, kills one - Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia

Quake rocks Sulu archipelago (10:04 am) - Sun Star, Philippines

May 26, 2003
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1 Dead in Earthquake on Indonesian Island - Newsday

Minor Earthquake Shakes Parts of South Dakota, Nebraska - KGWN, WY

Minor earthquake shakes parts of South Dakota, Nebraska - Aberdeen American News, SD 

Mines bureau repeats warning on geo-hazards - Sun Star, Philippines

Massive BC earthquake inevitable, expert says - Vancouver Sun, Canada

Moderate earthquake shakes northeastern Taiwan - KAIT, AR

13000 people left homeless as result of earthquake in Kazakhstan - Pravda, Russia 

Tremor hits Port Hedland - Sunday Times, Australia 

California Earthquake News

Yup, that was another earthquake - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Three earthquakes shake swaths of Northern California - Times Picayune, LA -

Minor earthquake jolts San Francisco - CNN

Magnitude 3.8 Quake Rattles Area - KGO, CA 

No damage from Santa Rosa temblor - NapaNet Daily News, C

Small Earthquake In, Around SF - KGO, CA 

Quake `very scary,' but does no damage - San Jose Mercury News, CA

Japan Earthquake

7.0 quake shakes Japan - Disaster News Network -

104 hurt in strong quake - Sunday Times, Australia

Dozens injured, traffic disrupted as powerful quake rattles Japan - China Post, Taiwan

Ocean earthquake rocks Japan -, China

Quake triggers pun during Koizumi speech - Japan Today, Japan

Strong Quake Hits North Japan, No Deaths Reported - Reuters, UK 

Earthquake different from predicted 'big one' - Daily Yomiuri, Japan

Strong earthquake rattles Tohoku region - Daily Yomiuri, Japan 

More than 70 hurt in Tohoku quake - Daily Yomiuri, Japan 

100 hurt in strong quake - The Mercury, Australia

Strong Quake Hits North Japan, No Deaths Reported - Reuters, UK

54 Hurt in Strong Japanese Earthquake - Guardian, UK

Dozens injured as quake hits northern Japan -, Asia

23 hurt as quake hits Japan - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Eight injured in Japanese earthquake - IAfrica South African News, South Africa 

Northern Japan shaken 'violently' -, Asia 

Japan Hit by Earthquake Centered in Northern Honshu (Update1) - Bloomberg

FOREX-Euro hits record vs yen after earthquake report - Reuters, UK

Strong Earthquake Hits North Japan, Shakes Tokyo - Reuters, UK 

Huge earthquake hits northern Japan - Mainichi Shimbun, Japan

Euro, dollar jump vs yen after quake report - Reuters, UK 

Powerful quake hits Japan - CNN 

Japan Shaken by Earthquake Centered in Northernd Honshu - Bloomberg 

Strong quake registering 6 hits Tohoku region - Japan Today, Japan 

Algeria Earthquake

Zidane Offers Help for Algeria Quake Victims -, Africa 

Algeria Acts to Prevent Profit From Quake - Guardian, UK

Teenager Pulled out of Algerian Quake Rubble after 4 Days - Riyadh Daily, Saudi Arabia

EARTHQUAKE IN ALGERIA: INTERIOR MINISTER SENDS ANOTHER 2280 TENTS - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (English Version), Italy

Algerian officials pledge probe - CBC News, Canada 

Disease threatens quake survivors - Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa County

Teenager pulled out of Algeria rubble - IAfrica South African News, South Africa

Foreign Rescuers Leave, Algeria Quake Fury Rages - Reuters, UK

Looting, epidemics loom as threats to Algeria's earthquake ... -Toronto Sun, Canada

Hundreds Remain Unaccounted for in Algerian Quake - Voice of America 

Europe And The Algerian Earthquake - Dar Al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia

Looter saved after quake -, Australia

New threats for quake survivors - CNN 

Algeria rescue effort criticized - BBC, UK 

International rescue workers prepare to leave earthquake struck... - Deutsche Welle, Germany 

Red Tape Delays Algerian Rescue Work - Newsday 

British aid arrives for quake victims - Femail, UK

Algeria Earthquake Toll Nears 2200 - Guardian, UK

May 25, 2003
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Earthquakes shake Razan, Esfarayen cities - IranMania News, Iran

Quakes shake southern Iranian city - Irib, Iran

Quake jolts city of Semnan - IRNA, Iran

Quake-proofing costly, difficult -, TN

NASA computer models may lead to quake forecasts - Spaceflight Now, FL

China offers donation to help Taiwan fight Sars - SABC News, South Africa

Santa Rosa Earthquake

Santa Rosa, CA M 4.3 earthquake - Seismo-Watch

Sonoma County rattled by 4.3 quake - San Francisco Chronicle, CA 

No Damage Reported From Calif. Quake - Duluth News Tribune, MN 

Early morning quake rocks the wine country - San Jose Mercury News, CA 

Algeria Earthquake

Algeria earthquake report - Seismo-Watch

Quake rescue joys amid fury - The Australian, Australia

Algeria Earthquake Toll Could Reach 3000 - WJXX, FL

Hundreds Still Unaccounted for After Algerian Quake - Voice of America

Search for girl as Algeria death toll breaks 2000 - Reuters AlertNet, UK 

Algerians Mourn Earthquake Losses - Voice of America 

'No hope of finding Sabrina alive' - BBC, UK 

Search for Girl as Algeria Death Toll Breaks 2000 - Reuters, UK

Search for Algeria earthquake survivors ends - BBC, UK 

Nine Chinese Killed, One Missing in Algerian Earthquake - People's Daily Online, China

Quake hits Omantel services - MENAFN, Africa

Crowds pelt Algeria's president - CNN

Algeria Earthquake Death Toll Tops 2000 - Guardian, UK 

Angry earthquake victims hurl stones at Algeria's President - Ottawa Citizen, Canada 

Alegrian leader stoned -, Australia

Fewer Survivors and More Bodies as Algerians Search Rubble - New York Time

Power Restored in Algiers After Outage - Reuters, UK

Neighbors Helping Each Other in Algeria - Guardian, UK

Protests Erupt in Algeria as Quake Toll Nears 2000 - Reuters, UK

Algeria Earthquake Toll Approaches 1900 - ABC News

Aid effort launched in quake zone - Five News, UK

Specialists from 20 countries involved in rescue works in Algeria - IRNA, Iran


Algeria's Quake Survivors Need One Thing: a Home - Reuters, UK

Fury and despair fills Algerian press - BBC, UK 

Anger erupts after Algeria quake - BBC, UK 

FOREIGN MINISTRY AID TO ALGERIA - Macedonian Press Agency, Greece

Algiers Plunged Into Darkness in Power Outage - Reuters, UK 

May 24, 2003
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No damage reported from temblor near Mexican border - San Jose Mercury News, CA 

Earthquake kills 3 in Kazakhstan -, Pakistan 

Algeria Earthquake

Algerian leader booed, stoned - News24, South Africa

Algeria quake toll nearly 2 000 - News24, South Africa

Aid pours into Algeria after quake - WXXA, NY

Zidane offers to help quake-hit Algeria - Hindustan Times, India

Fury as quake toll rises - CNN

Anger grows as Algerian quake toll nears 1800 - CBC News, Canada 

Rescue team at work in quake zone - BBC, UK

Algerian quake toll rises to 1 750 as hope fades - SABC News, South Africa

Cheese-rolling race called off after Algerian earthquake - Ananova, UK

Algerian quake toll rises to 1750 as hopes fade - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Grief turns to anger as rescue efforts, poor construction faulted -, CA

Anger at inadequate quake rescue - CNN

Rescuers dig for answers - Orange County Register, CA

Algerian Quake Toll Rises to 1720 - Reuters, UK 

Quake relief hit by delays - BBC, UK

Humanitarian assistance for Algeria earthquake victims - Malta Independent, Malta

I have lost everything I loved - Edmonton Sun, Canada

International aid arrives; Algeria quake toll 1600 -, UK

Gayoom sends sympathy to Algerian President - Haveeru Daily, Maldives

Quake survivors still being found in Algeria - RTE Interactive, Ireland 

Eight Chinese among Algeria quake dead - Ninemsn, Australia

Killer quake leaves over 1000 dead in Algeria - Daily Star, Lebanon 

China Sends Rescue Team to Algeria - People's Daily Online, China 

Algeria's oil exports unaffected by quake - MENAFN, Africa

European Rescue Teams Head to Algeria - Guardian, UK 

Miracle of quake girl brings a little solace to grieving Algeria - Guardian, UK

Shoddy villas of rich and poor tenements crumbled together - The Times, UK

Aid en route to Algeria - BBC, UK

Mass Destruction, Despair at Algeria Quake Tower - Reuters, UK

Gloom as Algeria Quake Toll Marches Higher - Reuters, UK

Hundreds Still Trapped in Algeria - Arab News, Saudi Arabia

Rescuers join search for trapped survivors - Arab Times, Middle East 

Entire families wiped out in Algeria - The Hindu, India

Manpower, sniffer dogs, know-how, tools pour in to quake - Utusan Malaysia Online, Malaysia

May 23, 2003
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4.5 Quake shakes Tabas in central Iran - Payvand, Iran

Authorities Say At Least Three Dead In Earthquake - Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic 

Three dead in strong earthquake in Kazakhstan - Deepika, India 

Algeria Earthquake

Small miracles found in Algeria -, New Zealand

Algerians Begin Burying Dead From Quake; Death Toll Rises - New York Times

In Algeria, quake survivors struggle to cope with the loss - MSNBC

Death toll of Algerian quake continues to rise - Albawaba Middle East News, Jorda

Algerian quake toll tipped to reach 2000 - ABC Online, Australia

Algerian Earthquake Death Toll Tops 1600 - Guardian, UK

International Red Cross Responds to Massive Algerian Earthquake - Red Cross

Rym Brahimi: Algerians in great need after quake - CNN Asia, Asia 

Girl, 12, pulled from Algeria rubble - Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia 

Algerian Earthquake Kills Nearly 1500 - Guardian, UK

Tears, Chaos As Deadly Quake Rattles Algiers -, Africa 

Germany sends more rescuers, hospital plane to Algeria - Ha'aretz, Israel

SA sends humanitarian aid to Algeria - SABC News, South Africa

Baby Girl Pulled Alive from Algeria Quake Rubble - Reuters, UK

Algerian toll keeps climbing - The Globe and Mail, Canada 

Rescuers comb quake rubble - BBC, UK

Grim search for quake survivors - BBC, UK 

Morocco sends urgent humanitarian aid to earthquake-stricken ... - Arabic News

Girl survives 34hrs under rubble - News24, South Africa

RP asks Algeria to check Pinoys in quake - ABS CBN News, Philippines 

Quake toll expected to soar - News24, South Africa

Stunned Algerians count quake cost - The Age, Australia

'There Is Not Much Hope Here' - KOMO, WA


Intense search for survivors in rubble - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia 

Algerians Angered By Slow Response To Quake - KCCI, IA

Algeria Earthquake Kills Nearly 1500 - ABC News 

Hundreds still missing in Algeria quake - Sify, India

European experts aid Algeria quake rescue mission - Guardian, UK

Algeria declares three days of mourning - IAfrica South African News, South Africa

Quake cuts phone cables linking France, Algeria - Middle East Online, UK

Baby pulled alive from Algeria quake rubble - Reuters AlertNet, UK

Algeria Says Quake Death Toll Rises to 1467 - Reuters, UK 

UPI News Update - United Press International 

Quake shakes Tabas in central Iran - IRNA, Iran 

Algeria Earthquake