Earthquakes Archive
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.
12 February 2014, 12:34 PM ET
Natural disasters can create conditions that put survivors at risk for fungal infections, which are often overlooked, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states.
12 February 2014, 09:25 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.9 struck today in southwestern China, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
07 February 2014, 07:27 PM ET
A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.
06 February 2014, 03:06 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 struck just off the coast of California today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
24 January 2014, 11:47 AM ET
With a few tricks borrowed from the oil industry, scientists are hoping to one day better understand why earthquakes start and stop.
23 January 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new study suggests recent reports of the "death" of the New Madrid Seismic Zone were premature.
20 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers discovered Vancouver could see three to four times greater shaking from future earthquakes, thanks to the Georgia Basin's amplifying effects.
17 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Images from the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake and scientific studies that followed.
17 January 2014, 12:45 PM ET
Twenty years ago, no one knew the Northridge fault existed. Thanks to Northridge, the next one won't be such a surprise. The big question is: Are Californians ready?
15 January 2014, 09:28 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.4 struck southern California early today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
13 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.4 struck early today off the north coast of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
09 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.1 struck just off the coast of Cuba today, causing shaking as far away as southern Florida, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
03 January 2014, 02:53 PM ET
Bizarre electrical flashes known as earthquake lights may occur at rifts where a buildup of stress causes the flow of electrical current from magmatic rocks, new research suggests.
02 January 2014, 09:10 AM ET
A deadly earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.5 struck southern Iran today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
26 December 2013, 01:24 PM ET
When a magnitude-7.6 earthquake ripped open a Costa Rica fault on Sept. 5, 2012, it was one of the first successful quake forecasts using GPS monitoring.
23 December 2013, 09:21 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.7 struck eastern-central California today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
19 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
A monster earthquake in Alaska could trigger 5-story-high tsunami waves that would inundate some of Hawaii's most iconic beaches and its critical power infrastructure, new research suggests.
19 December 2013, 09:23 AM ET
The Challenge is a series of tasks to test the capabilities of robots designed for disaster response in emergencies.
05 December 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Weak, slippery clay that looks like scaly black dragon skin is the key to explaining the 2011 Japan earthquake's devastating impact.
03 December 2013, 04:15 PM ET
Rowdy fans stomping and roaring when the Seattle Seahawks scored a touchdown last night (Dec. 2) shook the football stadium so hard that a nearby seismic monitor registered an "earthquake."
02 December 2013, 02:20 PM ET
An incredibly detailed look at Earth's twitches and shudders after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile found new triggers for aftershocks, the smaller temblors that follow an earthquake.
06 November 2013, 04:50 PM ET
Debris from the deadly tsunami that struck Japan almost three years ago is drifting across the Pacific Ocean toward North America, and will likely continue to wash onto North American shores over the next few years, according to NOAA.
06 November 2013, 11:01 AM ET
Medieval Liechtenstein may have been a safer place to ride out earthquakes than it is today. According to new research, old buildings survive tremors with less damage than buildings constructed according to modern code.
29 October 2013, 11:07 AM ET
Incredibly sensitive seismic stations spread across the United States captured what it looks like when there's an earthquake right next door. The ripples spread across the continent, revealing the quake's orientation and motion.