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May 27, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"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.
SPORTS
May 3, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | By JOHN PLONSKI
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.
NEWS
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.
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June 24, 2010 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 21, 2012 | By Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times News Service
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.
NEWS
March 21, 2012 | By Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
August 24, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
SPORTS
October 18, 1989 | By Frank Dolson, Inquirer Sports Editor Inquirer wire services contributed to this story
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.
NEWS
November 12, 1989 | By Michele McCreary, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 26, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union debut of two-time Algerian World Cup goalie Rais Mbolhi was upstaged Sunday night by the offensive brilliance of Sebastien Le Toux. With a goal and three assists, Le Toux was the catalyst in a 4-2 Major League Soccer win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Among the 17,421 at PPL Park was 76ers first-round draft choice Joel Embiid. Andrew Wenger added two goals for the Union, now 7-9-9 (30 points). They are one point out of the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot with nine games left.
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September 11, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
The visiting Union lost to the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, Sunday night as the game's only goal was scored by Shea Salinas in the 15th minute. Despite the loss, the Union (10-9-9) remain in playoff contention and in fourth place in Eastern Conference standings. "I'm extremely disappointed," manager John Hackworth said. "I thought we played better to start the second half. We settled down a little bit and started connecting a little bit. . . . We sorted some things out at halftime, but we lost that game in the first half.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
While each of the seven final Major League Soccer games for the Union take on a high degree of urgency, they really enter a dangerous situation Sunday when visiting the San Jose Earthquakes. That's because the Union will face a team seemingly in a more desperate situation than they are. Five teams in both the Eastern and Western Conference will make the playoffs. The Union begin the weekend in a deceptive fourth place in the East, just two points ahead of the teams tied for fifth, New England and Houston.
NEWS
June 12, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & BARBARA LAKER, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
FELICIA HILL had heard it for weeks, the jarring sound of bricks slamming onto the roof of the Salvation Army thrift shop. She and her co-workers at the narrow store, at 22nd and Market streets, talked about being able to feel the impact as chunks from the skeleton of the neighboring four-story property plummeted to the ground during an ongoing demolition. Hill, a mother of seven, once again heard the bricks pounding on the shop's roof on June 5 - but this time, the sound was a harbinger of doom.
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
In 1973, when the Philadelphia Orchestra made history in China, Inquirer music critic Daniel Webster was there. Now David Patrick Stearns reports on the 2013 visit, building on this long relationship.   LUSHAN, China - The scenery is lush, rugged, and mountainous, and the inhabitants still use variations on rickshaws that urban China left behind long ago. But as idyllic as it may seem, this is no place to be during an earthquake. Some 120 miles from Sichuan province's capital of Chengdu, Lushan County is set in steep terrain that means there's a long way for things to fall - rocks, large buildings, or already-crumbling homes.
SPORTS
November 25, 2012 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Sports Columnist
It was a Ford Econoline Van, the flat-front version. Alki Steriopoulos was 20, driving that van. Full tank, empty head. That empty head cobwebbed with fatigue, because it was New Year's Day and he'd been up all night playing piano in a band, then partying with a girl he'd met that night, then scrambling into that van to drive from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis and another gig. Came within inches of driving that van into the back end of a gasoline tanker...
NEWS
November 25, 2012 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Black Friday began with a jolt as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake jostled parts of South Jersey just minutes after midnight. The small quake happened at 12:13 a.m. with an epicenter about a mile west of Clementon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was the second in New Jersey in recent weeks. There was a 2.0-magnitude earthquake in Ringwood, Passaic County, on Nov. 5. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the Geological Survey, said he would expect no damage from Friday's quake.
NEWS
November 24, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
People around South Jersey might have thought they were imagining a portent of things when a rumble went through the area shortly after midnight when stores opened their doors on Black Friday. But, it was a small earthquake centered near Clementon, Camden County, that started the day with shudder. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 2.1-magnitude earthquake was centered in the small town 15 miles southeast of Philadelphia. It was nothing like the 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia that rattled New Jersey and Philadelphia in August 2011.
NEWS
November 9, 2012 | By Sonia Perez-Diaz and Romina Ruiz-Goiriena, Associated Press
SAN MARCOS, Guatemala - The death toll in the worst Guatemala earthquake since 1976 rose Thursday to 52 people, with many of the 22 still missing expected to be among the dead, according to President Otto Perez Molina. Perez said the powerful 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Wednesday morning off the Pacific coast affected as many as 1.2 million people as it shook nearly the entire country. He said that about 700 people were in shelters, with most opting to stay with family or friends. "They have no drinking water, no electricity, no communication, and are in danger of experiencing more aftershocks," Perez told a news conference.
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