Stories tagged: earthquake
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Montana earthquake shakes Washington and Idaho
An earthquake rattled a wide swath of the Northern Rockies on Wednesday night, rousing people from the Spokane area to Bozeman.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:52 a.m.
Earthquake originates in western Montana, shakes Washington and Idaho
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake late Wednesday that was initially rated 5.8 on the Richter scale, located 9 kilometers southeast of Lincoln Montana.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala’s Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
3.6 quake shakes Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook an area of the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Northwest Yellowstone area sees earthquake swarm
A swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park this week continued into Friday and was punctuated with a magnitude 4.4 quake Thursday evening.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Five dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Guatemala
Five people were killed and seven injured by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Wednesday in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico, Guatemala’s national emergency coordination agency reported.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
10 hurt as 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Greek islands, Turkey
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, injuring at least ten people. It was also felt in …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Hawaii’s southernmost island Thursday morning.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
San Diego faces heightened risk of major earthquakes, studies say
New research released this week found that a fault under the heart of San Diego can produce stronger and more frequent earthquakes than previously thought.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Sulawesi island
A strong, shallow earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
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.