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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Mount Rainier caps swarm of weekend seismicity with 3.6 magnitude quake

After a spurt of seismic activity this weekend, Mount Rainier National Park was shaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon.


Rescuers comb building rubble after Albanian quake kills 21

Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday as the death toll from a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania climbed to 21, with …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

No reported damage from 3.5 magnitude earthquake near Coulee City

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.5 magnitude earthquake near Coulee City at 8:48 a.m. Monday. The earthquake was 2.6 miles deep, and no damage has been reported, according to …


Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.


6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory.


Magnitude-6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period.


Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded ‘Big One’

Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has jolted Southern California, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some injuries …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Many schools in Washington at risk from earthquakes

Many of Washington’s public schools are at risk of serious damage in an earthquake, with the older buildings among the most vulnerable, a new study ordered by the Legislature said.


Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 620 miles away.


Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. The seemingly never-ending aftershocks deepen quake anxiety for the second-grader and many …


5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts West Java

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Sukabumi in West Java on Tuesday afternoon, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.


Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

What if the megaquake happens when you’re in a Seattle high-rise? New study predicts stronger shaking

One of the biggest unknowns about the next megaquake in the Pacific Northwest – aside from when it will hit – is what it will do to tall buildings.


After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska

Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn’t his car – it was a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn’t his car – it was a …


Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 400 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.


No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake

Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Large earthquakes off Vancouver Island

Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Strong earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island; no tsunami warnings issued

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes above magnitude 6.0 Sunday evening about a 100 miles off the coast of Vancouver Island.


West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, …


New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia’s Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local …