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Tennessee Earthquake, Strongest in Decades, Jolts Homes in the Region and Atlanta

By MATTHEW HAAG

The 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit around 4:14 a.m. near the rural city of Decatur, Tenn., sending ripples throughout the state. There were no reports of serious damage.

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After the Earthquake, Anchorage Goes Back to School

By KIRK JOHNSON

Some 48,000 students returned to class this week for the first time since the earthquake. Even before the quake, the school system had wrestled with tumult.

A Moment in Mexico: Ruptured City

In the aftermath of a major earthquake in Mexico City last year, aerial footage captures the resilience of the city’s response.

In Unfazed Alaska, a Major Quake Is Just a Bump in the Road

By JOSE A. DEL REAL

Well, sure, the earth tried to swallow his S.U.V., but Tomasz Sulczynski still had a plane to catch. Alaskans proud of their resilience in the face of a surfeit of natural disasters applauded.

The Anchorage Earthquake Was Terrifying. But the Damage Could’ve Been Much Worse.

By JOSE A. DEL REAL

Life slowly returned to normal in the Alaskan city, where preparation and rigorous building codes may have saved it from more devastating losses.

Alaska hit by dozens of small earthquakes in wake of Friday's major temblor

By Robert Gearty

Dozens of small temblors shook parts of Alaska Saturday, a day after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake buckled roads, damaged buildings, knocked out power and frayed nerves, according to reports.

Earthquake Shreds Highways and Sows Panic in South Central Alaska

By ANNE HILLMAN, JACK HEALY and HENRY FOUNTAIN

The earthquake damaged buildings and roads and briefly stoked fears of a tsunami throughout the region.

Alaska earthquake rocks Anchorage buildings, buckles roads, shocking videos and photos reveal

By Jennifer Earl

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings — cracking drywalls and sending items flying off shelves — and buckled major roadways in Anchorage Friday morning.

Over 170 hurt after magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles western Iran

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL

 A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, the same area where another temblor last year killed over 600 people. Initial reports said the temblor injured at least 70 people.

Over 170 hurt after magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles western Iran

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL

 A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, the same area where another temblor last year killed over 600 people. Initial reports said the temblor injured at least 70 people.

A.I. Is Helping Scientists Predict When and Where the Next Big Earthquake Will Be

By THOMAS FULLER and CADE METZ

Scientists have a miserable record of predicting where and when earthquakes will strike. Some are now turning to artificial intelligence for answers.

The massive 2017 Mexican earthquake split a tectonic plate in two, and geologists are shaken

By Chris Ciaccia

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that brought devastation upon southern Mexico, caused 98 deaths, more than 300 injuries and affected over 1.5 million people was even more extreme than initially thought – it split the tectonic plate responsible for the quake in half.

When Earthquakes Liquefy Soil, Devastation Can Follow

By HENRY FOUNTAIN

It’s called liquefaction, and it causes soil to flow like a liquid. When that happens, the soil can no longer support the structures on top of it.

Indonesia Tsunami’s Power After Earthquake Surprises Scientists

By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Catastrophic tsunamis often result from quakes that move vertically along a fault. Friday’s was different, moving mostly horizontally.

Mars InSight: NASA’s Journey Into the Red Planet’s Deepest Mysteries

By KENNETH CHANG

The newest mission to Mars is to launch on Saturday morning. It will search for marsquakes and try to produce a map of the planet’s insides.

Trilobites: Debunking the Myth That Earthquakes and Full Moons Are Linked

By SHANNON HALL

A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.

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