Latest Earthquakes News

In this image made from video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks up when an earthquake struck during a live television interview in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday morning, May 25, 2020. New Zealand sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is sometimes called the Shaky Isles for its frequent quakes. (Newshub via AP)

New Zealand leader carries on with TV interview during quake

May. 25, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview Monday morning. She interrupted Newshub host Ryan Bridge to tell him what was happening at the parliament complex in the capital, Wellington....

Kodiak City residents feel moderate earthquake in region

May. 23, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

KODIAK CITY, Alaska (AP) — People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported. The magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit at 12:52 a.m. Saturday and had an epicenter that was 58 miles (94 km) south of Akhiok...

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits in ocean west of Mexico

May. 22, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a relatively strong earthquake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, hit at 3:46 a.m. local time Friday at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The epicenter was 173 km (108 miles)...

This Friday, May 15, 2020, photo provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation shows earthquake damage that has closed U.S. Highway 95 for repairs after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Tonopah, Nev. (Nevada Department of Transportation via AP)

Governor declares emergency after big Nevada quake May 15

May. 21, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Seve Sisolak has declared a state of emergency after Nevada's biggest earthquake in 65 years caused significant damage last week to three U.S. highways, including the major route connecting Reno to Las Vegas. Sisolak said his declaration late Thursday will make the state eligible for...

Earthquake shakes remote area of western Nevada

May. 20, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week. Nye County sheriff's Capt. David Boruchowitz said there were no immediate reports of damage and that the quake was barely felt. The U.S....

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, medical staff transfer an injured person after an earthquake in Qiaojia County of Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The earthquake in southwestern China has killed some and injured others, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province's Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). (Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

Magnitude 5 quake in southwestern China kills 4, injures 23

May. 18, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 5 earthquake in southwestern China has killed 4 people and injured 23, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province’s Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). The U.S....

Onlookers gather to watch as the Angel Moroni statue is lowered to the ground by workers from Jacobsen Construction as they remove it from the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 18, 2020. Removal of the Angel Moroni statue with a crane began Monday as part of a four-year project to renovate and restore the temple. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Church begins removal of damaged Salt Lake Temple statue

May. 18, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started work to temporarily remove a damaged statue from the church's Salt Lake Temple. Removal of the Angel Moroni statue with a crane began Monday as part of a four-year project to renovate and restore the temple, The Deseret News...

Earthquake hits northern Swedish mine, no one injured

May. 18, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An earthquake struck a northern Swedish mine on Monday, with officials saying it was one of the strongest ever measured in the country. While 13 people were in the mine at the time, no one was injured. The Swedish National Seismic Network said the earthquake was magnitude 4.1, just shy of...

Small earthquake hits western Nevada, 2 days after big one

May. 17, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

MINA, Nev. (AP) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit western Nevada Sunday, two days after a much larger one hit the region, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck at 2:17 p.m. and had an epicenter that was 22.2 miles (35.8 km) southeast of Mina, a town of 155 people. The quake had a depth of...

This photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows earthquake damage that has U.S. Highway 95 closed for repairs after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck early Friday, May 15, 2020 in a remote area west of Tonopah. Trooper Hannah DeGoey and local sheriff's offices reported no injuries following the 4 a.m. temblor. DeGoey said crews were working to reopen the main highway between Las Vegas and Reno. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

Nevada highway damaged by largest area quake in 65 years

May. 15, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No injuries were reported, but officials said goods tumbled from market...