Latest Earthquakes News

2 moderate earthquakes shake Aleutian communities in Alaska

Dec. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two sizable earthquakes in the North Pacific on Tuesday shook several communities in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake was recorded in the Fox Islands region, about 30 miles (48...

Small 2.6, 2.7 magnitude earthquakes rattle Wichita

Nov. 28, 2020 12:17 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Small earthquakes have rattled Wichita for two straight days. The Wichita Eagle reports that a trembler on Thursday measured 2.7 on the Richter scale, while one on Friday had a magnitude of 2.6. The threshold for damage usually starts at 4.0. United States Geological Survey...

Magnitude 4.7 quake hits eastern Turkey, no damage reported

Nov. 27, 2020 4:44 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a 4.7 magnitude shook Malatya province in eastern Turkey on Friday, sending people pouring out into the streets in fear. There was however, no immediate report of any damage or casualties. The quake, which was centered in the town of Puturge, struck at 11:27 a.m....

Minor earthquake reported in Massachusetts

Nov. 22, 2020 3:13 PM EST

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A minor earthquake was registered Sunday in Massachusetts in roughly the same area where a more significant one struck earlier this month, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency’s National Earthquake Information Center reported a magnitude 2.0 earthquake about 5 miles...

16 Albanians charged with murder over earthquake deaths

Nov. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors indicted 16 investors, construction experts and local officials Friday on murder and other charges resulting from fatal building collapses after an earthquake a year ago. Prosecutors in the city of Durres, one of the areas most-devastated by the 6.4-magnitude...

Earthquake rattles southwestern Pakistan; no damage reports

Nov. 14, 2020 12:22 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta and surrounding districts early Saturday but no damage was immediately reported, the National Seismic Monitoring Centre said. The earthquake was centered 38 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Quetta at a depth of...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits remote corner of Nevada

Nov. 13, 2020 7:36 AM EST

MINA, Nev. (AP) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck a remote corner of Nevada early Friday, shaking the desert and a nearby town, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at 1:13 a.m. and was centered about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southeast of Mina, a town of about 155, at a depth of 3.73...

Earthquake felt across southern New England

Nov. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn't cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards Bay struck just after 9 a.m.,...

3 quakes shake Alaska's largest city, but no damage reports

Nov. 7, 2020 5:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three earthquakes early Saturday morning shook Alaska's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The strongest of the three, at magnitude 5.0, was recorded just before 3:30 a.m.. The Alaska Earthquake Center says that was followed by a magnitude 3.9 quake...

Mourner cover the grave of Fidan Gezgin, killed at her house when it collapsed during the Oct. 30 earthquake, during the funeral procession in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Fidan was the mother of Ayda Gezgin who was pulled alive from the rubble of the same building by rescue services Tuesday, some four days (91 hours) after the strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Quake toll rises to 116 in Turkey; rescuers finish searches

Nov. 4, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake rose to 116 on Wednesday as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir finished searching buildings that collapsed in the quake. All but two of the victims were killed in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city. Two teenagers...