Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly

 

Two earthquakes more than three hours apart rattled the San Jose area of California  late Tuesday, but no damage was reported, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Service said a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time a few miles east of San Martin. A stronger quake, registering 3.9. and centered northeast of Alum Rock, rolled through the area at 10:32 p.m., USGS said.

“A good shaker,” Sanjay Khandelwal, of Los Gatos, told The Mercury News. “My daughter felt it as well. She sleeps in a bunk bed and felt it move.”

Christiane Hinsch, in nearby Morgan Hill, posted on the CBS San Francisco Facebook page that she “heard it before it happened. Lasted about 5 Continue reading “Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly”

U.N. Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea, but no oil import ban

The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea for its growing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, but the measures did not include an oil import ban favored by the United States.

The resolution is a watered-down version of what the U.S. initially proposed, removing the demand to ban all oil imports to the North and to freeze international assets of the government and leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Associated Press.

The action comes after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test just over a week ago, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb. The Trump administration had proposed harsher restrictions placed on Pyongyang last week, especially on oil.

But a compromise resolution apparently was worked out in negotiations with Russia and China, which favor a political solution and have said that Continue reading “U.N. Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea, but no oil import ban”