Latest Earthquakes News

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported

Dec. 9, 2019 8:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. Mayors of towns in the area near the Appennine mountains known as Mugello said there were no injuries from the...

Earthquake that hit Cook Inlet region felt in Anchorage

Dec. 8, 2019 9:29 PM EST

TYONEK, Alaska (AP) — People in Anchorage and Eagle River reporting feeling a small earthquake that struck the Cook Inlet region on Saturday, the Alaska Earthquake Center said. The magnitude 3.1 earthquake hit at 3:23 p,.m. and had an epicenter that was 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Tyonek, a village of...

Minor earthquake in Lake Erie shakes Ohio shoreline again

Dec. 7, 2019 12:02 PM EST

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Federal geologists say a small earthquake just off the Lake Erie shoreline shook cities east of Cleveland. The 2.6 magnitude quake struck Saturday morning and could be felt in several Ohio cities, including in downtown Cleveland. There haven't been any reports of damage so far. It's...

3.0 quake rattles SoCal coastl; no injuries, damage reported

Dec. 6, 2019 9:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake rattled the Southern California coastline Friday but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude 3.0 temblor struck at 4:20 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 12 miles (21 kilometers) south of the Los Angeles...

Alaska to receive $36M federal grant for earthquake recovery

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency awarded Alaska a $35.8 million federal grant to support earthquake disaster recovery efforts, officials said. The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant in response to the damaging quake that struck parts of south-central Alaska Nov. 30,...

Europe pledges additional support for quake-hit Albania

Dec. 5, 2019 12:50 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union’s head for crisis management on Thursday visited Albania to assess damages and reconstruction needs after last week’s powerful earthquake. The 6.4-magnited earthquake on Nov. 26 killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000 others. More than 11,000...

Albania PM optimistic of world support on quake recovery

Dec. 4, 2019 1:11 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister said Wednesday he was pleased with the international support he secured at a NATO summit on dealing with the aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000 others. Edi Rama said before leaving the NATO summit...

USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coast

Dec. 3, 2019 9:33 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck early Tuesday off the coast of northern Chile, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was recorded at 3:46 a.m. local time at a moderate depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles). It was centered 37 kilometers (23...

Simulator replicates experience of being in an earthquake

Dec. 2, 2019 3:27 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri emergency management officials are buying a $200,000 machine that will simulate an earthquake to prepare residents for a big temblor in a region where one of the most powerful earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains occurred in the 1800s. The simulator is built inside a...

Regulation standards seen as factor in Alaska quake damage

Dec. 2, 2019 12:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Assessments following Alaska’s enormous 2018 earthquake showed building damage was worse outside Anchorage’s safety area because of reduced regulation, municipal officials said. There was less structural damage in the Anchorage Building Safety Service Area than in the...