Earthquakes Archive
24 August 2014, 02:19 PM ET
A major earthquake has struck Northern California's Bay Area, injuring dozens and causing widespread damage and power outages.
13 August 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The powerful earthquake that rocked Chile in April ruptured the earth in a way that suggests major quakes; something similar to the big one that shook the area in 1877 may still hit the region in the future, researchers say.
10 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Researchers report the first evidence that distant earthquakes can trigger icequakes in Antarctica.
08 August 2014, 03:21 PM ET
The Magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake of 2010 triggered icequakes (cryoseisms or frost-quakes); vibrations from rapid fracture in large ice fields, frozen soil, or rocks interlaced with frozen water. Seismic data sped up 100x produces the sound.
04 August 2014, 10:37 AM ET
A devastating magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck southwestern China's Yunnan province yesterday (Aug. 3), killing hundreds of people, according to news reports.
10 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
One of the world's deepest earthquakes was also a rare supersonic quake, upending ideas about where these unusual earthquakes strike.
07 July 2014, 08:40 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.1 struck today along the Pacific coast of southern Mexico's state of Chiapas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
30 June 2014, 02:42 PM ET
Extinct volcanoes on the ocean floor get squashed by tectonic plates and create tsunami earthquakes.
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.