It was a real mystery back in November when a blast went off at a suburban rock quarry and then seconds later, the ground shook. The question is , was the earthquake related to the blast?
Scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey say it’s likely it was an earthquake that shook Chicago’s western suburbs after a blast at a quarry.
Congressman Dan Lipinski has asked three federal agencies to get to the bottom of Monday’s tremors centered on a quarry in southwest suburban McCook.
Residents in the western suburbs felt tremors early Monday afternoon, and federal officials believe the shaking was from a quarry blast and not a natural earthquake.
A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck central southern Mexico Tuesday, sending Mexican-Americans here in Chicago scrambling for updates on friends and family.
The annual International Home + Housewares Show opens in Chicago Saturday, with special attention this year to Japanese manufacturers struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami one year ago.
Residents of the far northwest suburbs were not dreaming last night – a minor earthquake shook the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.
A group of Chicagoans trying to help recovery efforts in Haiti, two years after the devastating earthquake, gathered at Children’s Memorial Hospital Thursday to discuss the on-going effort.
On this day two years ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless. Here is a look at the advances made since.
The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast may have been felt here in Chicago.
A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.
The lights that illuminate the crest of the John Hancock Center are bedecked in red and white, in a push to raise awareness of relief efforts for Japan.
A Chicago man who works as a teacher in Japan called his mother on Friday, a week after he’d gone missing in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.
A Chicago mother awaits word on Edward Clemons, who was teaching English near Sendai at the time of last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
Mayor Richard M. Daley says worries about nuclear plant meltdowns in Japan should not make people oppose building new nuclear power plants here in the United States.
Potassium iodide pills have become a hot commodity in the wake of nuclear meltdown fears in Japan, after last week’s massive earthquake damaged several nuclear power plants. But what do those pills do and who should take them?
Donations are pouring into Japan as it copes with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, tsunami and now a nuclear crisis.
Over the last few days, the phones have been ringing non-stop at the North Side office of the Japanese American Service Committee, as the organization collects money for the relief effort in Japan.