Latest Earthquakes News

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines, classes suspended

Feb. 01, 2023 07:35 AM EST

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook a mountainous region in the southeastern Philippines on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, officials said. The 6.1 magnitude quake, which was triggered by a local fault, struck...

Magnitude 5.0 quake rattles Dominican Republic

Feb. 01, 2023 07:35 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck south of the Dominican Republic early Wednesday morning, jolting people from their beds. The quake occurred in waters southwest of the capital of Santo Domingo at a depth of 28 miles (45 kilometers), according to the...

Earthquake rocks China's northwestern Xinjiang region

Jan. 30, 2023 02:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Residents and travelers sought shelter after a strong earthquake rocked a remote part of northwestern China on Monday morning. No injuries or major damage have been reported following the temblor that struck the Xinjiang region at 7:49 a.m., according to the...

Iran says drone attack targets defense facility in Isfahan

Jan. 29, 2023 13:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said Sunday, causing some damage at the plant amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. The...

Shallow 5.5 quake sets off rockslides in southwest China

Jan. 26, 2023 00:02 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers were headed to the site of a magnitude 5.5 earthquake Thursday in a region of southwestern China at the base of the Tibetan plateau that is prone to deadly quakes. Roads into the area have been blocked by rockslides, although there have been no reported...

Light quake gives Southern California an early morning jolt

Jan. 25, 2023 18:15 PM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A light earthquake centered offshore gave Southern California an early morning wake-up call Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage. The 4.2-magnitude quake struck at 2:03 a.m. and was centered beneath the ocean 10.6 miles (17 kilometers) south of...

Strong quake rattles Greek island of Rhodes, Turkish coast

Jan. 25, 2023 09:30 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Wednesday off the southeastern Greek island of Rhodes, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake rattled the nearby Turkish...

Earthquake kills 1, injures several in Nepal's mountains

Jan. 24, 2023 07:13 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An earthquake in Nepal rattled villages in remote Himalayan mountains on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring many more, officials said. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Bajura district hit in the afternoon, sending people...

IAEA says Fukushima water release to follow safety standards

Jan. 20, 2023 20:24 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a U.N. nuclear agency task force assessing the safety of Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the wreaked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea said Friday that Japanese regulators have shown their commitment to comply with international safety standards....

Powerful earthquake hits north Argentina; no damage reported

Jan. 20, 2023 18:26 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook northern Argentina on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damages. The quake struck at 8:09 p.m. local time with its epicenter about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of the town of Campo Gallo in...