earthquake

Was That Another Fracking Earthquake?

Feeling the earth move under one's feet can be unsettling, even in places where it's a natural and fairly common occurrence. But far more disconcerting is when major tremors in places unaccustomed to earthquakes can be traced to human causes like fracking.

Unusual Quakes: Would Your Home Be Covered?

If you live on the East Coast, the earth moved under your feet Tuesday -- and in Colorado, the same thing happened Monday. With two fairly strong earthquakes hitting areas of the country where they rarely strike, you may be wondering: Am I covered? Should I be? DailyFinance answers your post-quake questions.

Disaster Plans: Prepared for a Worst-Case Scenario?

The deadly tornadoes and flooding that struck the South and Midwest in April, the devastating earthquake in Japan, and concerns about terrorist reprisals after Osama Bin Laden's death should serve as reminders to property owners: You may hope it never comes, but you need to plan for the worst-case scenario.

Sushi Is Safe, for Americans, at Least

Sushi lovers needn't fear the effects of radiation on their sashimi and tuna rolls -- at least not here in the U.S. For one thing, it will be a long...

Nuclear Catastrophe Sinks Japanese Shares

Japanese shares are enduring a tsunami of their own as investors pull money out of a market that is becoming more and more unstable by the day. The Nikkei 225 Index plunged 10.6%. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index slid 2.9% and in China the Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.4%.

How Japan Quake May Affect U.S. Economy

It's still too early to measure how a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will impact the U.S. economy. A few things, however, are all but certain.

Japanese Market Nosedives in Quake Aftermath

Japanese shares plummeted in the aftermath of what Prime Minister Naoto Kan describes as Japan's worst disaster since 1945. The Nikkei 225 Index plunged 6.2%. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index gained 0.4% and China's Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.1%.

Insured Losses in Chile Could Top $8 Billion

Projected insured losses from the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27 range from $2 billion to more than $8 billion. When the total economic damage is tallied, losses for what is believed to be one of the top 10 most powerful earthquakes ever may exceed $15 billion.

Foreign Firms Were Upbeat about Haiti Before Quake

Of the many ironies of last week's earthquake in Haiti, this one is the cruelest: In the months before the disaster, international officials believed the outlook for the Western Hemisphere's poorest country was starting to improve. U.S. and South Korean firms were considering expanding operations there.

Verizon Delivers $3 Million in Subscriber Text Donations for Haiti

Verizon Wireless advanced the $2.98 million in mobile donations that Americans have made to the Red Cross on Friday. Since the earthquake hit Haiti earlier this week, mobile operators have received a flood of donations via text messages. Typically, such donations can take up to three months to be delivered.

AP Reporter No Longer Has Haiti Beat to Himself

Jonathan Katz, who had the Haiti beat largely to himself thanks to newsroom cutbacks in international coverage, is no longer alone. Media's biggest names including Diane Sawyer and Anderson Cooper have landed since the earthquake. Katz's house here is in ruins, but he mourns for the rest of the island.

Haiti's Lack of Seismic Monitoring Complicates Rebuilding

Years before the deadly earthquake, scientists urged Haiti to install seismic monitoring stations. Because that was never done, rebuilding will be far more difficult, as the seismic information would be useful in developing the nation's building codes.

Text Messages Raise Millions for Haiti

Americans set a single day record for mobile giving Wednesday, as tens of thousands of people used their cell phones to donate $3 million to earthquake-stricken Haiti, according to Verizon Wireless.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Should you buy earthquake insurance?

After a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook southern Illinois this morning, I wondered what would happen if my home were caught in a strong tremor. Like...