Earthquake News

  • 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 »

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

    By Ossian Shine LONDON, Feb 12 (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 »

  • 6.7 magnitude quake strikes Chile-Argentina border: USGS
    6.7 magnitude quake strikes Chile-Argentina border: USGS Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck a region along the border of Chile and Argentina on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. More »

  • Strong quake hits northwest Argentina, near Chile; no damage Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit northwestern Argentina on Wednesday, near the border with Chile, striking at a fairly deep 190 kilometres (118 miles) below the earth, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no preliminary reports of injuries to people, damage to infrastructure, or interruption of services, Chile's Onemi emergency office said. "The quake was really deep, so it really didn't feel that strong," said Mauricio Soriano, the regional head of Onemi in the mining-intensive Antofagasta region. Chile's Navy also ruled out any danger of a tsunami. More »

  • Magnitude-6.7 quake hits northern Argentina Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A strong but deep earthquake has struck northern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage. More »

  • Small quake hits San Francisco Bay area, no report of damage Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 3.1 earthquake has struck the San Francisco Bay area. More »

  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits northwestern Argentina Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 rattled northwestern Argentina on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The quake struck 93 km (58 miles) northwest of San Luis, which lies in the shadow of the Andes mountains, at a depth of 184 kilometres, USGS data showed. Local journalist Alejandro Costanzo said that while the tremors did not feel strong in the city, they lasted a long time. He said he had seen no immediate signs of damage in San Luis. ... More »

  • Magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits central Argentina Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck central Argentina. More »

  • Second earthquake recorded in UK
    Second earthquake recorded in UK Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A second earthquake in two days has struck the UK. More »

  • UK is hit by second earthquake
    UK is hit by second earthquake Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A second earthquake in two days has struck the UK. More »

  • Moderate earthquake strikes Northern California coast Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has struck off the coast of Northern California. More »

  • Earthquake shakes up Winchester
    Earthquake shakes up Winchester Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded in Winchester. More »

  • Magnitude 7.0 quake hits off Vanuatu - USGS Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific island of Vanuatu on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck 37 miles north-northeast of the capital Port Vila, and was 20.5 miles deep. (Reporting by Jeremy Laurence) More »

  • Light quake shakes Central California area Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    KING CITY, Calif. (AP) — A light earthquake has shaken a Central California region southeast of Monterey Bay. More »

  • Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe
    Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next "Big One." More »

  • Moving on from Haiti's deadly earthquake
    Moving on from Haiti's deadly earthquake Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Boy who lost his family in the devastating 2010 temblor has put his life back together thanks to an orphanage. More »

  • Orphan's tale five years after Haiti quake
    Orphan's tale five years after Haiti quake Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Young boy who survived 2010 earthquake that killed his family is striving to rebuild his future. More »

  • Haiti marks fifth earthquake anniversary
    Haiti marks fifth earthquake anniversary Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    President leads tributes for victims of disaster as country struggles to resolve longstanding political crisis. More »

  • Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake
    Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — On crowded streets where fragile concrete homes collapsed and anguished people searched through rubble for loved ones, Haitians paused to remember the devastating January 2010 earthquake that shattered much of the teeming capital and surrounding area. More »

  • Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis
    Haiti remembers quake dead amid political crisis Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Haiti marked the fifth anniversary Monday of the massive earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, even as it sought a way out of its latest debilitating political crisis. More »

  • 5 years later, revisiting sites devastated by Haiti quake
    5 years later, revisiting sites devastated by Haiti quake Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It's been five years since the ground shook violently in and around the overcrowded capital of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, raising a cloud of dust over the smashed city and outlying towns. More »

  • Can quake-hit Haiti manufacture itself a hi-tech future?
    Can quake-hit Haiti manufacture itself a hi-tech future? Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Haiti's per capita GDP is the 209th lowest in the world More »

  • Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble
    Post-quake Haiti: Left in the rubble Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    The Haitian authorities must provide long-term measures to help the homeless. More »