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Rob Besecker and his sister Chris Griffin in Nepal, while on a trek to Mt. Everest before the April 25 earthquake. (Credit: Rob Besecker)

Separated In Nepal, Tinley Park Brother And Sister Reunite After Deadly Quake

Rob Besecker and Chris Griffin were in Nepal together on a mountain trek, until altitude sickness forced their separation. Then, the earthquake hit. They shared their stories of survival with CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

05/04/2015

Seismograph (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Michigan Earthquake Felt Throughout Chicago Area

A light earthquake that hit southwestern Michigan Saturday morning could be felt as far away as Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

05/02/2015

Nepali Americans hold a vigil for the victim's of the recent earthquake. (CBS)

Chicagoans Hold Vigil For Nepal Earthquake Victims

More than 100 Chicagoans of Nepali descent gathered at Foster Avenue Beach Thursday evening.

04/30/2015

Corey Ascolani (Family handout)

Family: Stranded Palos Hills Hiker Rescued In Nepal

Corey Ascolani, 34, and 26 other hikers became trapped in a valley in Langtang National Park, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, killing thousands, and triggering avalanches and landslides that blocked trails with debris.

04/30/2015

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Earthquake Expert Says Midwest Risk Is Minimal

What regions of the U.S. are at risk for a major earthquake? WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talked to an earthquake expert about fault lines and risks here in America.

04/28/2015

Marisa Eve Girawong (Credit: Madison Mountaineering)

Doctor Who Trained In Chicago Among Nepal Earthquake Victims

A doctor and former Malcolm X College student was among a group of climbers killed on Mt. Everest when a massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Saturday.

04/27/2015

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving hundreds dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Nepalis Set Up Fund To Help Quake Victims In Homeland

Leaders of Chicago’s Nepalese community are mobilizing to send help back to their homeland, after more than 3,500 people died in a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

04/27/2015

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving hundreds dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Local Chicagoans Reaching Out To Help Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

Local Chicagoans with ties to Nepal are working to find out how they can help those affected by the 7.9 magnitude quake.

04/25/2015

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Illinois Earthquake Simulation To Test State’s Preparedness

The biggest earthquake on the continent was in Illinois, so public safety agencies are running a simulation this week to make sure the state is prepared, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/16/2014

McCook quarry. (Credit: CBS)

Blasting Resumes At Suburban Quarry Months After Quake

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?

03/18/2014

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

USGS Says Chicago Area Did Experience Quake Nov. 4

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.

11/15/2013

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Rep. Lipinski Calls For Investigation Into Quarry Blast

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.

11/06/2013

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Cause Of Tremors In Suburbs Likely A Quarry Blast

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.

11/04/2013

A ceremony with Japanese drums marked the opening of the exhibit. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Exhibit Marks Anniversary Of Fukushima Tsunami

A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

03/11/2013

One of the indicted, Bernardo De Bernardinis, who was deputy chief of Italy's Civil Protection Department in 2009, reacts during a session of the court in charge of the trial of six Italian scientists and a government official charged with manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in 2009 on October 22, 2012 in L'Aquila. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian Scientists Sentenced to 6 Years For Failure To Warn Citizens About Earthquake

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.

10/22/2012

People observe the damages in a building in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck near the tourist resort of Acapulco, just after midday some 25 km northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6. (Photo credit: ANGEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Southern Mexico

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck central southern Mexico Tuesday, sending Mexican-Americans here in Chicago scrambling for updates on friends and family.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

International Home And Housewares Show

Housewares Show Honors Japan 1 Year After Earthquake

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.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Earthquake Seismogram

Minor Earthquake Awakens Northwest Suburban Residents

Residents of the far northwest suburbs were not dreaming last night – a minor earthquake shook the Illinois-Wisconsin state line.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

On Jan. 12, a massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, destroying the capitol city of Port-au-Prince and killing 300,000 people. (credit: Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Continue Work To Build Children’s Hospital In Haiti

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

Haiti Quake: One Year Later

Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After Earthquake

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

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