Stories tagged: earthquake
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 12:53 P.M.
Earthquake shakes Panama with magnitude of 4.7
A strongly felt earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama’s capital and caused the evacuation of some buildings.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 1:52 P.M.
Agency reports earthquake felt across Hawaiian Islands
Minor shaking was felt across Hawaii’s island chain Friday morning after a moderate earthquake struck between the Big Island and Maui, but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 7:21 A.M.
6.5 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines
A strong earthquake of 6.5 magnitude shook the southern Philippines late Friday, but no major damage was immediately reported.
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 6:29 P.M.
Earthquake reported in Olympic Peninsula, but no damage
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 occurred in the Olympic Peninsula at about noon Sunday, but there are no reports of damage.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 7 A.M.
Sensors to capture any earth shaking during Seahawks game
Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are installing new sensors to measure the earth shaking during Saturday’s Seahawks football game against the Detroit Lions.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 9:04 P.M.
Tsunami warning is lifted after strong earthquake strikes near Fiji
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji Wednesday morning, prompting a tsunami warning and evacuations in some parts of the country’s main island.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 3:11 P.M.
Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 8:55 P.M.
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Friday hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 7:13 A.M.
3 earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe, felt across region
Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of Nevada and California. There were …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, 4:14 P.M.
Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, no deaths reported
SANTIAGO, Chile – A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths and only minor known damage.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
Small quake strikes Oregon; no damage reports
A small earthquake has been reported east of Salem. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the earthquake happened at 3 a.m., about 9 miles from Sublimity – a small town …
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 12:27 P.M.
Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake
Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 7:52 A.M.
USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake
Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 6:08 P.M.
Frantic rescue after earthquake kills 54 in Indonesia’s Aceh province
A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
Two earthquakes recorded off Oregon coast
Two earthquakes have been recorded off Oregon’s central coast.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 8:21 A.M.
Strong earthquake shakes remote far-western China
A strong earthquake shook a remote area of far-western China on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled El Salvador’s Pacific coast Thursday, but the country’s civil defense agency said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 5:35 P.M.
Strong earthquake strikes off New Zealand; no reports of damage
A strong earthquake rattled parts of New Zealand on Tuesday but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
UPDATED: MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 2:33 P.M.
Offshore earthquake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan
Japan’s Fukushima region was bracing for another tsunami Tuesday morning, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the area that was devastated by an enormous earthquake and tsunami more than 5 1/2 …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 10:19 A.M.
Residents file class-action suit over man-made earthquakes
Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering dozens of temblors by injecting wastewater from …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
International warships sail to aid of quake-stricken New Zealand town
A fleet of international warships is heading to Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island Wednesday to help with the rescue of hundreds of tourists, who are stranded after a massive …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Hanford takes $23 million step toward safer radioactive waste storage
Work is moving ahead to remove radioactive capsules at Hanford from storage in a water-filled pool that could be at risk in a severe earthquake.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 7:02 P.M.
New Zealand begins rescue of tourists stranded by earthquake
New Zealand on Tuesday began a rescue operation involving hundreds of tourists and residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off train …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 7:04 A.M.
New Zealand spared widespread destruction after quake kills two
New Zealand was rocked by a powerful earthquake early Monday that killed two people and caused extensive damage to roads and businesses, but avoided the widespread destruction caused by a …
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand, killing 2 people
A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, killing at least two people, causing damage to buildings and infrastructure, and prompting emergency services to warn people along the …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 9:57 A.M.
Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma days after 5.0 magnitude temblor
A series of earthquakes has rattled parts of Oklahoma just days after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit a key oil hub in the north of the state.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 8:43 A.M.
Oklahoma oil operations resume after earthquake
State regulators in Oklahoma said normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11:15 A.M.
Small earthquake rattles Oregon coast
The U.S. Geographical Survey reports that a 3.8-magnitude earthquake shook the northern Oregon coast.