Earthquakes Archive
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.
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).