Recent Earthquakes hit Turkey, Afghanistan and California
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Recent Earthquakes hit Turkey, Afghanistan and California

Yorba Linda : CA : USA | Jun 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM PDT
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Deadly 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Turkey

The U.S. Geological Survey shows that a 4.0 Magnitude earthquake hit near Yorba Linda, California on Thursday June 14th, while a 5.7 magnitude quake shattered Afghanistan on June 11th, while a slightly stronger quake of 5.8 magnitude hit Turkey on June 10th. The Canadian Press is reporting that another quake has hit Turkey, which "lies atop active fault lines," though no deaths have been reported, unlike in Afghanistan where as many as 100 Afghans were feared to have died as reported via CBS News.

Some of the Earthquake Facts reported via the USGS reveal that Chile sufferred from the "largest recorded earthquake in the world," which was a magnitude 9.5 on May 22, 1960. The largest largest recorded earthquake in the USA measured 9.2 and struck Prince William Sound, Alaska on March 28, 1964.

To connect with the USGS and learn more about the hazards, and tips to take prior to and after an earthquake, visit their social media pages as listed in the highlighted area of this sentence.

LA Now has reported that the Orange County earthquake has been downgraded and fortunately that no major damages were reported from the initial quake and at least 4 aftershocks.

manilatop10 is based in Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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