Latest Earthquakes News

Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

Oct. 17, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study. Ruptures in the Ridgecrest...

Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 5

Oct. 17, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines climbed to five people, with dozens more injured, officials said Thursday. The Office of Civil Defense said two people died and 18 were injured in a landslide set off by Wednesday night's quake in Davao del Sur...

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

Oct. 16, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The nation's first statewide quake warning system...

Strong quake leaves 1 dead, dozens injured in Philippines

Oct. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — An earthquake hit the southern Philippines late Wednesday, killing a girl, and injuring more than two dozen people in collapsed houses, and sending thousands of panicked people scrambling out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital, officials and news reports said. The U.S....

Officials study fire at California fuel site after quake

Oct. 16, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. The earthquake...

Officials: California earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available statewide starting Thursday.

Oct. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials: California earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available statewide starting Thursday.

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

Oct. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a...

Earthquake probed as possible cause of California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air. The earthquake struck...

The Latest: 1 dead, over 2 dozen injured in Philippine quake

Oct. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake in the southern Philippines (all times local): 11:40 p.m. A strong earthquake in the southern Philippines has left at least one person dead and injured more than two dozen. ABS-CBN television network reported that a girl was hit by collapsed wall in a...

The Latest: Authorities seek cause for California fuel fire

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CROCKETT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Northern California fuel storage facility (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Officials are trying to determine if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and trapped thousands...