Latest Earthquakes News

Mexico still has much rebuilding to do from 2017 quake

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico marked the Sept. 19 anniversaries of 2017 earthquakes that killed more than 500 people and a devastating 1985 temblor that left at least 9,500 dead. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presided over a ceremony Thursday in which the flag was raised to half-staff in...

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster

Sep. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that time....

Quake sends people rushing out of buildings in Philippines

Sep. 13, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake on Friday jolted areas of the northern Philippines including the capital, where office workers streamed out of buildings and train services were briefly disrupted. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Philippine Institute of...

Small earthquake reported in western North Carolina

Sep. 12, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

CHEROKEE, NC (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a small earthquake in western North Carolina. The agency said on its website Thursday that the 2.5-magnitude quake occurred outside the town of Cherokee. The town is west of Ashville and near the Tennessee border. Media outlets said there were...

Earthquake rattles area near Arkansas-Missouri border

Sep. 12, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

GASSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — No damage or injuries have been reported after an early morning earthquake struck near the border of Missouri and Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded early Thursday in the Buffalo National River area of northern Arkansas. The USGS says...

Earthquake, 2 aftershocks reported Sunday in Rooks County

Sep. 10, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Geological Survey reports an earthquake and two aftershocks were reported in Rooks County during the weekend. The organization says a 3.7 magnitude quake was recorded Sunday morning about 9 miles (14.48 kilometers) west of Plainville. That was followed Sunday night be...

Earthquake hits southwest China, killing 1, injuring 63

Sep. 8, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck China's mountainous southwest on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring 63. The magnitude 5.4 quake struck Neijiang, a city in Sichuan province, at 6:42 a.m., the government earthquake monitor reported. At least 132 houses collapsed and more than 5,000...

2nd large earthquake in 1 week hits off Oregon coast

Sep. 5, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — An underwater earthquake with an initial 5.9 magnitude has struck off the southern Oregon coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday that no tsunami is expected from the quake, which happened about 180 miles from land at a depth of 7 miles (11 kilometers). There were no reports...

Earthquake research facility struggles financially

Sep. 3, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts observatory that monitors earthquake activity in the region may be forced to cancel various programs due to a lack of funds. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Boston College's Weston Observatory faces cancelling tours, summer internships, evening public colloquiums...

Another small earthquake rattles Hutchinson

Sep. 1, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Another small earthquake has rattled shelves and rattled nerves in the Kansas town of Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred at 8:21 a.m. Sunday and was a 3.1 magnitude. There were no immediate reports of damage. Kansas regulators have been investigating...