Latest Earthquakes News

Quake sends people rushing out of buildings in Philippines

Sep. 13, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake on Friday jolted areas of the northern Philippines including the capital, where office workers streamed out of buildings and train services were briefly disrupted. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Philippine Institute of...

Earthquake hits southwest China, killing 1, injuring 63

Sep. 8, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck China's mountainous southwest on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring 63. The magnitude 5.4 quake struck Neijiang, a city in Sichuan province, at 6:42 a.m., the government earthquake monitor reported. At least 132 houses collapsed and more than 5,000...

2nd large earthquake in 1 week hits off Oregon coast

Sep. 5, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — An underwater earthquake with an initial 5.9 magnitude has struck off the southern Oregon coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday that no tsunami is expected from the quake, which happened about 180 miles from land at a depth of 7 miles (11 kilometers). There were no reports...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Alaska, felt in capital city

Sep. 1, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Alaska. It was felt by people in the state's capital. Juneau. The center says the earthquake hit at 8:32 p.m. Saturday and had an epicenter 43 miles (70 kilometers) west of Klukwan, a village of about 95...

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rumbles 150 miles off Oregon coast

Aug. 29, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday off the Oregon coast but did not generate a tsunami or cause any damage or injuries, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake, which hit just after 8 a.m., was located about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from land at a depth of 7 miles (5.4...

Earthquake-warning system gets funding boost

Aug. 20, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region's seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 million to the Pacific Northwest Seismic...

The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a series of earthquakes in Kansas (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. Friday, with an epicenter...

4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas on Friday morning near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m., with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological...

5.4 magnitude earthquake 260 miles off Oregon coast

Aug. 16, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck about 260 miles (418 kilometers) off the Oregon coast. The U.S. Geological Service says the temblor happened before 7:30 a.m. Friday, west of Newport, Oregon. There is no tsunami danger, according to the National Weather Service. The quake was about 6...

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...