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USGS seismic map to include human-caused quakes

Earthquakes caused by human activity will now be included in the US Geological Survey's seismic risk maps, the agency said on Monday after a sharp rise in temblors linked to wastewater disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry in Oklah

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US state hit by its third-strongest earthquake

US state of Oklahoma was struck by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Saturday morning, the third-strongest quake ever recorded in the state, which has experienced a surge in seismic activity in recent years, the US Geological Survey reported

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Quake hits off Panama coast, no damage reported

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off Panama's Pacific coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The USGS said the quake, initially reported as having a magnitude of 6.0, wa

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km) northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), accordin

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Magnitude 6.1 aftershock strikes Haiti

A magnitude 6.1 aftershock jolted Haiti on Wednesday, eight days after a stronger earthquake devastated the Caribbean country, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from Wednesday's quak

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