Latest Earthquakes News

Powerful earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra, kills 1

Oct. 01, 2022 06:12 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Saturday, killing a resident, injuring 11 and damaging more than a a dozen houses and buildings, police said. The magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck about 40 kilometers (24.8 miles)...

Quake of magnitude 6.1 hits in Pacific off southern Chile

Sep. 23, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck in the Pacific off southern Chile on Friday, but there were no early reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the surface, about 142...

Powerful quake shakes Indonesia, but no casualties reported

Sep. 23, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake shook Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. Witnesses said many people ran out of their...

Man missing for 17 days after Sichuan earthquake found alive

Sep. 23, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man who was missing for 17 days after an earthquake in China’s southwest Sichuan province has been found alive, according to local media reports. The 28-year-old hydropower station employee Gan Yu had stayed behind with his colleague Luo Yong after the...

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, 2 dead

Sep. 22, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western...

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital

Sep. 22, 2022 02:57 AM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital.

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many

Sep. 20, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As the parents of children killed when a school collapsed during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake celebrated a Mass in their memory, the ground began to shake again. “No, not again! My God, not again!” they shouted when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled the...

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico´s Pacific coast; 1 killed

Sep. 19, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. There were at least some early reports of damage to...

Strong earthquake shakes central Mexico; No immediate word on damage

Sep. 19, 2022 14:17 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Strong earthquake shakes central Mexico; No immediate word on damage.

Stranded tourists safe, repairs begin after Taiwan quake

Sep. 19, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — About 400 tourists who were stranded on a mountainside when a strong earthquake hit Taiwan have descended safely, as the island on Monday repaired damage caused by the quake. The 6.8 magnitude quake hit the island on Sunday afternoon, temporarily trapping four...