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Rattled nerves, minor damage from second major Southern California earthquake

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The earthquake was the largest in California since 1992

EARTHQUAKE. Black smoke rises from an electrical fire in a mobile home park in Ridgecrest, California July 6, 2019 following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

L.A. fears of 'Big One' revived by major shocks

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:40 AM

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake causes minor damage in Los Angeles, but serves as a powerful reminder of the realities of living on an active tectonic zone

QUAKE. Highway workers repair a hole that opened in the road as a result of the July 5, 2019 earthquake, near Ridgecrest, California about 150 miles (241km) north of Los Angeles, early in the morning on July 6, 2019. Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California – USGS

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A stronger quake rocks Southern California a day after it's hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Southern California rocked by strongest quake in 2 decades

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The magnitude 6.4 shallow quake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, struck in the Mojave Desert from the small city of Ridgecrest

Vehicles drive over a crack on Highway 178 south of Trona, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit in Ridgecrest, California, on July 4, 2019. Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day's last. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Rise of the machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter

May 31, 2019 - 8:12 AM

The AI successfully learns the mechanics of a modified version of the seminal 1999 shooter 'Quake III Arena' and defeats human players

DEEPMIND, A team of programmers at a British artificial intelligence company have designed automated "agents" that taught themselves how to play a competitive first-person multiplayer video game shooter. Photo from Deepmind/AFP


Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:35 AM

This earthquake follows the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico that killed 465 people

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Indonesian authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday, October 5, to find anyone still trapped under rubble, at which point the chances of finding survivors will dwindle to almost zero

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:23 PM

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Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

Feb 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Rescuers end their search of a Taiwan building left leaning at around a 50-degree angle by the earthquake

CAUTION. A general view shows the Yun Tsui building (back C) leaning to one side after an overnight earthquake in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on February 7, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Trump-Duterte meeting, ASEAN on South China Sea, Iran-Iraq quake | Evening wRap

Nov 13, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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Strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hits eastern Indonesia

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:16 PM

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reports that the quake struck at a depth of 32.4 kilometers (20 miles) and was centered 32km west of Hila on the island of Ambon

TEMBLOR. The earthquake struck at a depth of 32.4 kilometers (20 miles) and was centered 32km west of Hila on the island of Ambon.

4 upcoming games that have esports potential

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM

While Dota 2 isn't fading soon, here are some new games that should be a hoot to watch pro players master

FIGHTERZ. The new Dragon Ball fighting game is gaining traction for its beautiful visuals and potential as a spectator esport. Screenshot from Dragon Ball FighterZ

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The neighborhoods hit hardest are in the central Roma and Condesa zones, home to many charming buildings from the early part of the 20th century

SHAKEN. View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8,2 earthquake on September 8, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Bautista, Castillo, Mexico earthquake | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Cuy on Duterte, Maute, Hurricane Irma | Evening wRap

Sep 08, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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Landslides displace 900 in quake-hit Leyte town

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The landslides hurt 26 people in Hiluktugan village including two infants who were hit by dislodged hollow blocks

LANDSLIDE. The 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Leyte triggers landslides in Carigara town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Martial law, Leyte quake, Gulf crisis | Evening wRap

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

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Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:01 PM

2nd UPDATE Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town near the epicenter of the quake

QUAKE DAMAGE. One of the damaged buildings in Kananga town. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio / Rappler

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Apr 12, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Philippine Red Cross sends help to Batangas after earthquake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:47 PM

The PRC says it has sent out tents and generator sets to its chapter in Batangas

AFTERMATH. The damage caused by twin earthquakes in Batangas at the Mabini General Hospital on April 8, 2017. Photo by Bernard Datinguinoo as posted on the Philippine Red Cross Facebook page

Twin earthquakes rock Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Apr 08, 2017 - 3:30 PM

7th UPDATE Batangas is the epicenter of both earthquakes which measured magnitude 5 6 and 6 0 respectively

Photo courtesy of Ryan Valle

45,000 left homeless after Indonesia quake

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:04 PM

Indonesia s national disaster agency spokesman says the number of displaced had almost doubled since Friday due to an influx of new data

QUAKE AFTERMATH. Villagers take a bath at a collapsed bathroom at Kuta Pangwa village, in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, on December 10, 2016. Photo by Gatha Ginting/AFP

Italy weeps for earthquake dead

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Together we will rebuild our houses and churches together above all we will give life back to our communities the village bells will ring once more says the bishop of Ascoli

People attend a funeral service for victims of the earthquake, at a gymnasium arranged in a chapel of rest on August 27, 2016, in Ascoli Piceno, 3 days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region, killing some 281 people. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:45 PM

2nd UPDATE Flags will fly at half mast on Saturday in respect for the victims of the disaster that killed at least 281 lives and left another 388 injured according to an updated official toll

DEADLY QUAKE. A view of Accumoli, Italy, August 25, 2016 after the 6.2 earthquake struck Italy, on August 24, 2016 that killed at least 267 people. Photo by Massimo Percossi/EPA

Road closures for 2nd #MMShakeDrill on June 22

Jun 21, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Find out which roads will be closed as Metro Manila carries out a metro wide earthquake drill

ROAD CLOSURES. In this file photo,  MMDA officers pick up fallen debris. On June 22, MMDA will hold the metro-wide earthquake drill in preparation for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Roads will be closed for the one-hour activity. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Quezon City gears up for major earthquake drill

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Do you and your family know how to prepare for an earthquake? Join authorities in Quezon City as they get ready for the Big One

The Quezon Memorial Monument. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Bethesda's E3 press conference aims to impress

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Ahead of E3 Bethesda shows us what s coming next for game fans everywhere

QUAKE CHAMPIONS. Screen shot from Twitch livestream.

PH voter data, RCBC treasurer, Queen Elizabeth at 90 | 6PM wRap

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:01 PM

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Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3 day point after the disaster

AFTER THE QUAKE. A photo made available on April 19, 2016 shows locals spending the night outdoors due to fear of aftershocks after the 16 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake, in Manta, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Aquino's rating, oil prices, US elections | 6PM wRap

Apr 18, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Duterte’s rape remark, Ecuador quake, Pia Wurtzbach | 12PM wRap

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:18 PM

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US aircraft carrier, Basilan clash, Pia Wurtzbach | 6PM wRap

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:18 PM

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Japan quake: Filipinos safe, says PH ambassador

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Ambassador Manuel Lopez says a Filipino was trapped under an automobile but has been rescued

KYUSHU QUAKE Residents walk through debris following a magnitude-6.2 earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on April 15, 2016. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Indonesia quake, sanctions vs N. Korea, Manny Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

Mar 03, 2016 - 12:23 PM

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Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster

Feb 19, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Taiwan s premier says the Building Act would be amended to enhance quake resistance standards of buildings after an earthquake earlier this month killed more than 100 people

TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV

5.8-magnitude quake hits New Zealand city – USGS

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:33 AM

The quake strikes a week before the 5th anniversary of a deadly 6 3 tremor in Christchurch which killed 185 in one of New Zealand s deadliest disasters

Filipinos in Iraq fire, Seoul vs Pyongyang, Pacquiao’s training | 6PM wRap

Feb 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:11 PM

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Duterte’s candidacy, UCPB shares, Curry on fire | 6PM wRap

Oct 29, 2015 - 7:20 AM

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3rd night in the cold for Afghan-Pakistan quake survivors

Oct 28, 2015 - 11:44 PM

Desperate victims appeal for blankets warm clothes and food after the quake leveled thousands of homes forcing many to camp out in the open

THIRD NIGHT. A Pakistani holding a young child injured in the 26 October 7.5 magnitude earthquake, sits in her damaged home, in Peshawar, Pakistan, October 28, 2015. Photo by Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Netizens report #EarthquakePH real-time

Oct 20, 2015 - 12:47 AM

The keywords earthquake and Lindol quickly trend on Twitter a few minutes after the quake whose epicenter is located in Occidental Mindoro south of NCR

Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes Occidental Mindoro

Oct 19, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Phivolcs says aftershocks are expected after the magnitude 5 4 quake near Looc Occidental Mindoro

Nepal may ban disabled climbers from Everest

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The proposal comes 5 months after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake killed 18 people at Everest base camp

A file picture dated 14 September 2013 shows the 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft over Nepal. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/ EPA

Palace on Syrian refugees: Filipinos are our priority

Sep 20, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Malacañang does not give a categorical answer on whether or not the Philippines will admit Syrian refugees We need to ensure that what we are doing for our fellow Filipinos is enough because they are our priority

WAY OUT. A refugee holds his baby during a demonstration at Istanbul's Esenler Bus Terminal. Many of the refugees seek to leave Turkey, have been living in the country for months, sometimes years, after fleeing the bloody civil war in Syria. Photo by Ovan Kose/AFP

Bicol vote, Aquino’s highest rating, Europe’s refugee crisis | 6PM wRap

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:09 PM

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Roxas on Robredo, Duterte on Grace-Chiz, Chile quake | 12PM wRap

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:08 PM

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Escudero for VP, Aquino on Mamasapano, Chile quake | 6PM wRap

Sep 17, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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