By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake off Alaska's southern coast has jolted some coastal communities and forced some residents to briefly scramble for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.
There were no immediate reports of damage late Tuesday in the sparsely populated area of the state...
After a 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit East Texas last week, some started speculating the quake could have been caused by fracking during oil and gas exploration. One meteorologist said it could be the case, too, and after this morning's shake -- the second in as many weeks -- the question is being asked even more if fracking is to blame.
Roger Pharr, of Flint, told our news director, Dave Goldman, he was awake and felt the 4.3-magnitude earthquake that shook East Texas this morning. When the quake -- the second to hit in East Texas in as many weeks -- was over, he made a video to talk about his experience with the quake.
A series of earthquakes and aftershocks — some felt as far away as Wisconsin — shook Oklahoma this weekend, startling people more accustomed to tornadoes than temblors.
Early Saturday, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake affected areas from Texas to Missouri, followed by a 5.6 quake later that night — Oklahoma’s strongest in history — and more than 10 aftershocks.