Earthquakes Archive
27 June 2014, 03:54 PM ET
A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979, but researchers attribute the increase to random chance.
23 June 2014, 06:15 PM ET
A strong magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands this afternoon (June 23).
18 June 2014, 09:24 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.1 struck today (June 18) near Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
21 May 2014, 08:20 AM ET
Are you wondering if it's your imagination, or is there really an uptick in earthquakes? A Live Science analysis looks at recent earthquake activity.
20 May 2014, 03:30 PM ET
The numbers of earthquakes recorded at various magnitudes.
20 May 2014, 12:48 AM ET
The "Big One" may be many smaller ones.
19 May 2014, 05:45 PM ET
The Bay Area could face a cluster of deadly earthquakes that delivers a series of rapid knockout punches.
15 May 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Big earthquakes in Chile and Japan reveal that migrating series of small earthquakes could signal coming events, providing a means of earthquake prediction.
14 May 2014, 02:26 PM ET
One of California's worst environmental disasters can literally move mountains and may even cause earthquakes.
09 May 2014, 09:39 PM ET
The old German saying Stadt Luft Macht Frei (“urban air makes you free”) is the defining injunction of modernity. Modern western cities were launched as the vessels of liberation from a human era darkened by power and enchantment.
08 May 2014, 02:38 PM ET
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southwest coast of Mexico today (May 8), according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
06 May 2014, 12:39 PM ET
The USGS uses Twitter to pinpoint an earthquake's source in less than a minute. The fast response helps fill the data gap in regions with a sparse seismic network.
05 May 2014, 12:29 PM ET
Central Oklahoma’s rate of recorded magnitude 2-3 earthquakes is on the rise: 1500+ earthquakes since Oct. 2013. Some geo-scientists suspect: ’human-induced fluid injection’ into deep rock formations.
30 April 2014, 05:33 PM ET
When forecasting the much-feared "Big One" — the next devastatingly large earthquake — scientists should look to the oldest parts of a dangerous fault, researchers said here today (April 30) at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.
18 April 2014, 11:28 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.5 struck today near southern Mexico's Pacific resort city of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
11 April 2014, 05:32 PM ET
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 shook Nicaragua Friday (April 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
11 April 2014, 11:50 AM ET
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook Nicaragua Thursday (April 10), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
07 April 2014, 05:17 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook southern France today (April 7), according to France's National Seismic Monitoring Network.
07 April 2014, 01:20 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.0 struck Oklahoma today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists think fracking-related wastewater injection is to blame for the state's uptick in seismic activity.
04 April 2014, 05:20 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.7 shook Greece today (April 4), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
03 April 2014, 09:53 AM ET
A strong aftershock rattled northern Chile late Wednesday night (April 2), a day after an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 triggered a tsunami in the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
02 April 2014, 05:19 PM ET
The earthquake that rocked Chile Tuesday struck in a stretch of the Pacific coast that had been alarmingly quiet for more than a century. Some worry that the rupture still has more built-up stress to unleash.
02 April 2014, 04:05 PM ET
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile Tuesday night (April 1) originated at a rupture in the Earth's crust that has produced some of the world's strongest earthquakes in history.
02 April 2014, 08:46 AM ET
Do you know what you need to do if an earthquake hits?
01 April 2014, 09:34 PM ET
A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck Tuesday (April 1) off the coast of northern Chile, prompting a tsunami warning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
27 March 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Ten amazing facts about the Great Alaska Earthquake on March 27, 1964.
27 March 2014, 10:20 AM ET
An earthquake is not to blame for the deadly landslide that struck Washington State on Saturday (March 22), U.S. officials say. There were no earthquakes recorded at the time the rain-soaked hillside in Oso, Wash., collapsed.
27 March 2014, 08:33 AM ET
The geologic discoveries from the 1964 Alaska earthquake transformed how we understand the Earth.
27 March 2014, 08:28 AM ET
Some of the interesting facts and figures about the historic 1964 Great Alaska earthquake.
27 March 2014, 08:26 AM ET
Images commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake.
24 March 2014, 03:27 PM ET
You might be surprised at how frequently earthquakes occur.
17 March 2014, 10:17 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.4 struck this morning in west Los Angeles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
13 March 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The best place to feel an earthquake is in bed, according to a study of Italy's crowdsourced earthquake reports.
10 March 2014, 08:39 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.9 struck last night off the coast of northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
05 March 2014, 02:39 PM ET
Different regions of the United States are more susceptible to earthquakes than others, and now a new map helps pinpoint the regions most prone to seismic shock waves.
20 February 2014, 09:19 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.1 struck today in the United Kingdom, according to the British Geological Survey.