Earthquake News

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits off Vancouver Island

PORT HARDY, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake struck west of Vancouver Island.

  • USGS: 6.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Chile Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck in far northern Chile. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning. More »

  • Moderate quake rumbles off Pacific territory of Guam Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A moderate earthquake rumbled Sunday afternoon off the Pacific island of Guam but there were no reports of any problems. More »

  • 5.3 quake shakes central Mexico; some evacuations in capital Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Friday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending hundreds of people into the streets. There were no reports of damage or casualties. More »

  • Moderate earthquake shakes buildings in Mexico City Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Moderate earthquake shakes buildings in Mexico City. More »

  • 6.2 earthquake off coast of southern Chile Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    TALCAHUANO, Chile (AP) — An earthquake has been detected off the coast of southern Chile. More »

  • Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia
    Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. More »

  • Earthquake measuring 4.6 hits eastern Romania Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities say a 4.6-magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Romania, and was felt in the capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. More »

  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes off PNG - USGS Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck off the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck 6 miles (9 km), northwest of the town of Rabaul, on the northeast tip of New Britain island, it said. There were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties. (Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Michael Perry) More »

  • Quake in eastern China kills 2, damages thousands of homes Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake in the eastern Chinese city of Fuyang has killed two people and damaged thousands of homes. More »

  • Japan marks the 4th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami
    Japan marks the 4th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Survivors gathered along Japan's north-east coast to remember the thousands of lives that were lost in the tsunami four years ago. On 11 March 2011, Japan was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0, the biggest in the nation's recorded history and one of the five most powerful ever recorded around the world. The latest numbers from Japan's police department show 15,891 people have been confirmed dead, with 2,584 still unaccounted for. Of the total, more than half come from areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant meltdowns. More »

  • Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster
    Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Japan marked the fourth anniversary Wednesday of a quake-tsunami disaster that swept away thousands of people and sparked a nuclear crisis, a tragedy that has left visible scars on the landscape and continues to wreak misery for many. More »

  • 6.2 quake shakes Colombia; no initial reports of damage
    6.2 quake shakes Colombia; no initial reports of damage Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook eastern Colombia on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and elsewhere but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. More »

  • Colombia hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake, felt in several cities Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Colombia on Tuesday, shaking buildings in several cities including the capital, Bogota, where residents poured into the streets in panic, but there were no reports of serious injuries or significant damage. The quake's epicentre was located near the eastern city of Bucaramanga, about 272 kilometres (169 miles) northeast of Bogota, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "It has been 20 years since it shook like that," said Bogota street vendor Ismael Oviedo, 65. Mountainous Colombia is situated within the earthquake-prone "ring of fire" region. More »

  • Report: Chance of mega-quake hitting California increases
    Report: Chance of mega-quake hitting California increases Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are virtually certain that California will be rocked by a strong earthquake in the next 30 years. Now they say the risk of a mega-quake is more likely than previously thought. More »

  • Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off Indonesia, no reports of damage Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. It was felt by people on land but there was no panic, Indonesia's disaster agency said. Indonesia, badly hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, straddles the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a highly seismically active zone where different plates on the earth's crust meet and create a large number of earthquakes and volcanoes. More »

  • Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. More »

  • Earthquake shakes Guatemala City - Reuters witness Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    An earthquake shook the capital of Guatemala on Friday, a Reuters witness said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Mexico's national seismological service said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles (10 km), and that the epicentre was on Guatemala's Pacific coast about 95 miles (153 km) southeast of the city of Hidalgo in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas. More »

  • Powerful undersea earthquake shakes southern Indonesia Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of southern Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth. More »

  • Quake 6.9 strikes off Indonesia, no tsunami threat Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 182 km (110 miles) northeast of Ende, Indonesia, at a depth of 562 km, on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of significant damage. There was no threat of a tsunami, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. BMKG, Indonesia's meteorological agency, said the quake occurred in the middle of the ocean about 104 km northwest of East Flores. More »

  • Earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude strikes off southern Japan - USGS Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck off southern Japan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, with its epicentre around 290 kms (175 miles) southeast of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, struck at a depth of 65 kms (38 miles). (Reporting by Michael Perry) More »

  • 5.2-magnitude quake rocks central Spain
    5.2-magnitude quake rocks central Spain Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Madrid and central Spain on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. More »

  • Earthquake in central Spain shakes buildings in Madrid Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake in a remote part of central Spain has shaken buildings in Madrid, briefly sending some panicked office workers into the streets. More »

  • Magnitude 5 quake strikes Spain, 73 km west of Albacete - USGS Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    A magnitude 5 earthquake shook central and eastern Spain on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake's epicentre was close to the town of Ossa de Montiel, 170 km (105 miles) south of Madrid, at a depth of about 15 km, according to Spain's National Institute of Seismology. More »

  • Strong 6.2 quake registered off Mexico's Pacific coast Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake off Mexico's Pacific coast state of Jalisco produced no immediate reports of damage or injuries, civil protection authorities said Sunday. More »

  • Magnitude 6.2 quake hits off Mexico's Pacific coast; no tsunami risk Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck off Mexico's Pacific coast on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but state emergency officials said there were no immediate reports of damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of a tsunami. Emergency personnel have been sent to the coast to monitor the situation, Jalisco state emergency personnel said. More »

  • 6.5-magnitude quake hits off Vanuatu
    6.5-magnitude quake hits off Vanuatu Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Vanuatu Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. More »

  • Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude strikes off Vanuatu - USGS Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude struck on Thursday 87 miles (140 km) northwest of the Pacific island of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological survey said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage, nor any warnings of a tsunami. (Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Rachel Armstrong) More »

  • Washington state quake shows early warning system is slow Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said. More »

  • Magnitude-4.3 earthquake jolts central Washington Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range, but no injuries or damage have been reported. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake struck at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday ... More »

  • Tsunamis advisory lifted after quake off northeast Japan Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday, triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries. More »

  • Strong quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, hours after an earlier quake triggered evacuation warnings in towns along the coast. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. Japan's public broadcaster NHK showed live video footage which showed strong shaking in Aomori prefecture, some 700 kilometres (430 miles) north of Tokyo. The quake was measured at depth of about 50 km (30 miles) on the northeastern coast. More »

  • Evacuation warning issued for coastal towns after Japan quake
    Evacuation warning issued for coastal towns after Japan quake Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    TOKYO (Reuters) - An evacuation warning was issued for coastal towns in Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan on Tuesday after a tsunami warning was broadcast following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. (Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Paul Tait) More »

  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes off southeastern Taiwan - USGS Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of Taiwan near the city of T'ai-tung, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake, initially reported as a strong magnitude 6.3, struck at 4:06 a.m. on Saturday (2006 GMT on Friday). It was centred just 14 miles (22.5 km) east of T'ai-tung, the USGS said. It was shallow, only 15.7 miles (25 km) below the seabed, which would intensify its effects. A magnitude 5.9 quake is considered moderate and is capable of causing considerable damage. (Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Eric Beech) More »

  • 5.2 quake hits off Mexico; no damage or injuries reported Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake has struck off Mexico's central Pacific coast, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. More »

  • Foreign leagues quake as EPL steamrolls ahead Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - Lay 10 pound notes side by side and end to end, and the cost of broadcasting just one Premier League match to a UK audience would cover the pitch of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium in Bank of England paper. "In countries where there is no real tradition of football, the Premier League has stimulated interest," he said. More »