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Small Tornado in Washington Confirmed by Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirms it was a small tornado that knocked down some trees and blew around loose objects Sunday afternoon at Gig Harbor in Washington. A Weather Service survey team determined the tornado was on the ground for …

5.8 Quake Struck in Remote Alaska

An earthquake struck in a remote area of Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.8 temblor occurred at 6:47 p.m. Friday and was centered about 65 miles …

Small Quakes Hit Area North of Los Angeles

Two small earthquakes have struck north of Los Angeles, shaking parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, but officials say there have been no reports of injury or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.2 quake hit Saturday …

Rock Slides, but no Injuries From 4.9M Idaho Earthquake

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake in a remote Idaho county triggered rock slides that blocked some road lanes Saturday but did not cause any major damage or injuries. Hours later around midnight, quakes of magnitude 4.0 and 3.6 struck in the …

Deadly Texas High-Rise Fire Sends 17 to Hospital

More than a dozen people were hospitalized following a fire that killed five residents at a senior-living facility near San Antonio, Texas, and officials are trying to track down the whereabouts of dozens of others, a city official said. The …

Washington Wildfire Claims Prepared for Lawsuit

More than 150 property owners are preparing to sue the state of Washington over wildfire damage claims that have been denied by the state Department of Natural Resources. Brewster attorney Alex Thomason told the Capital Press he is preparing a …

Christmas Quakes Rattle Parts of Central Oklahoma

Two earthquakes have rattled parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck in Logan County at about 2.30 p.m. on Christmas Day about three miles south of Guthrie and 30 miles north of Oklahoma …

Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze

Federal and local investigators are trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as …

Downtown Los Angeles Development Consumed by Early Morning Blaze

An apartment tower that was under construction in downtown Los Angeles along with two other buildings were being consumed by large blaze that closed freeways and roads in the early morning hours of Monday while commuters were starting to make their …