May 27, 2008 |
"CROUCHING Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang Ziyi says that she's outraged by what she says is ignorance about the recent earthquake in China. Zhang said in several Chinese-language blog entries over the past week that she has been busy raising money for relief efforts after the deadly quake struck the Sichuan province, killing more than 60,000. Zhang said that she has made a pamphlet about the quake to show foreigners and has donated $144,000 to the cause. She has also received a pledge of $100,000 from Wendi Deng, the Chinese-born wife of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
May 3, 1996 |
A moderate earthquake rattled the Kingdome during last night's game between the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, causing umpires to suspend the game in the seventh inning. The quake had a magnitude of 4.8, according to a preliminary report by the Pacific Northwest Seismographic Network. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. The Indians and the Mariners left the field after the Kingdome shook for 30 seconds at 9:04 p.m. (12:04 a.m. in Philadelphia). Eight minutes later, it was announced that the game had been suspended until 5:35 p.m. today.
October 22, 1989 |
Hours later, the gravity of the disaster became apparent. It was not until I finally made telephone contact with my daughter in Philadelphia that I realized, in her sobbing relief, how frightened she was for my safety. She described the television and radio reports of death and destruction in San Francisco and must have suffered two hours in hell waiting for my call. It was different for me. I had never been through an earthquake and because I survived the 15-second tremor, and my 33d-floor hotel room remained largely intact, I became enveloped in an aura of excitement and fascination.
May 29, 2008
To see parents in China protesting openly and vehemently that their children shouldn't have died in the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province evokes several emotions. The first emotion is sympathy, in understanding the devastation of losing a child under any circumstances. Second, you share the parents' anger in pointing out that many of the estimated 10,000 children who died were crushed in shoddily built schools, while adults in nearby but much better built government buildings survived.
June 24, 2010 |
Danya Henninger had just finished lunch at her home computer Wednesday in the Bella Vista section of the city when she heard her husband shout from upstairs: "It's an earthquake!" Her husband said to look at her drink, a black and tan, which was sitting half-full by her keyboard. "Sure enough, the dark brew was swaying noticeably, side to side," said Henninger, 36. But it wasn't a Philly temblor. The magnitude-5.0 quake's epicenter was all the way up in Canada, in the Ontario-Quebec border region, at 1:41 p.m. However, it could be felt in 19 states, said A.B. Wade, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Geological Survey.
May 21, 2012 |
ROME - An earthquake struck the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna on Sunday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens, leaving thousands homeless and damaging historic buildings as well as warehouses and factories, officials said. The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said had a magnitude of 6.0, crumbled church roofs and Renaissance-era towers, according to Italian television reports. Large cracks riddled apartment blocks in dozens of small towns. And Italy's national Civil Protection Department said that at least 3,000 had been left homeless.
March 21, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging about 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City. One of the strongest to shake Mexico since the deadly 1985 temblor that killed thousands in Mexico City, Tuesday's earthquake hit hardest in the border area of southern Oaxaca and Guerrero states, where Guerrero official confirmed that 800 homes had been damaged, and 60 more collapsed.
August 24, 2011 |
SEAN BURROUGHS hit a two-run home run and Ian Kennedy pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals last night, in a game that started 21 minutes late because of the East Coast earthquake. Kennedy (16-4) allowed six hits, struck out eight batters, and also had a single and a double at the plate. It was his eighth win in his last nine starts and ended a six-game Arizona losing streak. J.J. Putz pitched the ninth for his 31st save.
October 18, 1989 |
It was about 25 minutes before Game 3 of the World Series. The Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants were on the field playing catch. Candlestick Park was almost filled to capacity, the last few stragglers finding their seats. Then the stadium began to shake, and there seemed to be a faint rumble moving through the stands, as if thousands of fans were stamping their feet. Some players looked up at the sky, expecting to see low-flying jets over the stadium. Then a section in the upper deck separated and came back together, light towers above the 60,000-seat stadium swayed, metal supports under the upper deck waved back and forth.
November 12, 1989 |
When Greg and Emily Grace left Newtown last month for their honeymoon, they had no idea they would return home as celebrities. By fate, the Graces were nibbling finger foods on the eighth floor of the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco at 5:04 p.m. Oct. 17 when the earthquake struck. Their lives haven't been the same since. "Everybody always jokes us. Since we were on our honeymoon . . . they say, 'Well, did the earth move under your feet?' " Emily Grace said recently.