Latest Earthquakes News

Strong earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea, but there is no tsunami alert or reports of damage

Apr. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Monday, authorities said, but there was no tsunami alert or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck the South Pacific Island nation 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of the West New...

Small earthquake shakes Southern California desert near site of Coachella music festival

Apr. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake shook the Southern California desert Saturday near Coachella, where the famous music festival is being held this weekend. No damage or injuries were reported. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8, hit at 9:08 a.m. about 8 miles...

Death toll from Italian hydroelectric plant explosion rises to 7 as the last bodies are recovered

Apr. 12, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Divers in northern Italy have recovered the last two bodies of workers killed by an explosion that collapsed and flooded several levels of an underground hydroelectric plant, bringing to seven the number of confirmed dead, officials said Friday. The explosion Tuesday at...

Morocco's earthquake killed thousands. But survivors marking Ramadan say it didn't shake their faith

Apr. 10, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

AMIZMIZ, Morocco (AP) — An earthquake months ago left parts of her home cracked and crumbling, but Fatima Barri felt wrong spending Islam's holy month of Ramadan in a tent. Thankful to be spared by the 6.8-magnitude quake that killed thousands around her in Morocco's Atlas...

Medical care and supplies are scarce as gang violence chokes Haiti's capital

Apr. 09, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Fresh gunfire erupted Tuesday in downtown Port-au-Prince, forcing aid workers to halt urgently needed care for thousands of Haitians. Weeks of gang violence have forced some 18 hospitals to stop working and caused a shortage of medical supplies as...

First an earthquake, now an eclipse. Yankees to play ball on same day as another natural phenomenon

Apr. 07, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook New York City on Friday as the Yankees went through batting practice before their home opener. Three days later, the Yankees will play after another natural phenomenon. At least this one will be expected. A solar...

Former Ecuadorian VP arrested after police broke into embassy has long faced corruption accusations

Apr. 06, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian authorities took the extraordinarily unusual step of breaking into a foreign embassy to arrest a former vice president facing corruption charges. The move earned the administration of President Daniel Noboa swift condemnation from fellow leaders as well as...

New York City's skyscrapers are built to withstand most earthquakes

Apr. 06, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ground rumbled Friday beneath New York City, home to famous skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. Though buildings that can reach above 100 stories might seem especially vulnerable to earthquakes, engineering experts say skyscrapers are built...

East Coast earthquakes aren't common, but they are felt by millions. Here's what to know

Apr. 06, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — East Coast residents were jolted Friday by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake centered near Lebanon, New Jersey, with weak rumblings felt as far away as Baltimore and the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. No life-threatening injuries or major damage have been reported. ...

Earthquake aftershocks halt the demolition of a leaning building in Taiwan. Death toll rises to 13

Apr. 06, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The demolition of a building that is leaning precariously after an earthquake in Taiwan was halted on Saturday because of aftershocks that made it lean even more, media reports said. The red building, about 10 stories tall and inclined over a street in the...