Stories tagged: earthquake
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Moderate earthquake in far western China kills at least eight
State media say a moderate but shallow earthquake in the far west of China has killed eight people and injured 11 others.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Small 3.4 quake shakes area west of Seattle
A magnitude 3.4 quake rattled the Seattle area early Wednesday.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Earthquake hits part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain
The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit part of the Aleutian Islands chain.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Quake near Canada border jolts Yukon, southeast Alaska
A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no apparent damage.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Magnitude-6.3 aftershock shakes Canada, Alaska
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.3 aftershock has shaken the corner of British Columbia, near the boundary with Alaska, nearly two hours after a magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit the same …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported
A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off Chile’s central coast but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Small earthquake rattles California coast near Santa Barbara
A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Small earthquake hits off Port Townsend
A small earthquake struck near Port Townsend in Admiralty Bay.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
6.0 earthquake strikes northern Peru, felt throughout region
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Three small earthquakes recorded along Oregon coast
The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded along the Oregon central coast.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington
An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Pope visits Italian region rebuilt after deadly 2012 quakes
Greeted by tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Francis on Sunday visited a region of Italy that has largely been rebuilt after a pair of deadly earthquakes five years ago, …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
New Zealand to review building design standards after quake
New Zealand’s government said Friday the partial collapse of a modern office building’s interior during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
4.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma
Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
5.5 earthquake hits southeastern Turkey, injuries reported
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southeastern Turkey on Thursday, causing wide panic in one town, damaging buildings and injuring five people, officials and news reports said.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Oklahoma’s earthquake threat now equals California’s due to man-made temblors
The earthquake risk for Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to remain significant in 2017, threatening 3 million people with seismic events that can produce damaging shaking, according to a …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
No power plants damaged by earthquake in Japan
A powerful quake with an estimated magnitude of 5.6 and an epicenter off Fukushima Prefecture in Japan occurred at around 4:49 p.m. Tuesday.
Mon., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Sun., 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.
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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.
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.