Latest Earthquakes News

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes part of eastern Indonesia

Aug. 14, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An undersea earthquake shook part of eastern Indonesia on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.7-magnitude quake struck about 158 kilometers (98 miles) off Laikit village in North...

Strong quake kills 5, injures dozens in northern Philippines

Jul. 27, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens. In the capital, hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed outdoors. The 7-magnitude...

Iran's state TV says 2 moderate quakes hit southern province

Jul. 23, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes rattled Iran's southern province of Hormozgan on Saturday evening, the country's state TV reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, according to the state-run IRNA news agency, but the quakes, both after...

Taliban says quake shakes Afghanistan, injures 31 people

Jul. 19, 2022 04:37 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An earthquake has shaken a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, injuring at least 31 people, a Taliban official said Tuesday. The quake struck in the same region where an earthquake last month killed hundreds of people and caused widespread devastation. Earlier...

Earthquake in eastern Afghanistan injures 10 people

Jul. 18, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An earthquake shook a remote area of eastern Afghanistan on Monday, injuring at least 10 people, a Taliban official said. It struck in the same region where an earthquake last month killed hundreds of people and caused widespread devastation. The U.S. Geological...

Scientists: Water seeping into faults may cause S.C. quakes

Jul. 17, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some scientists say water seeping deep into the ground may be causing a swarm of earthquakes in the midlands region of South Carolina. More than 60 earthquakes have been recorded since December in an area near the towns of Lugoff and Eglin, about 20 miles (33...

Earthquake shakes Ecuador's coast, teen killed by power line

Jul. 14, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.7 shook Ecuador's coast Thursday, causing one death when a teenager was electrocuted by a fallen power line, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of about 80 kilometers (49...

4.6 magnitude earthquake rattles Mojave Desert

Jul. 14, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled the Mojave Desert on Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency said the 6:19 p.m. quake struck 7.8 miles (12.55 kilometers) northeast of Ridgecrest at a depth of 4 miles (6.5 kilometers). There...

Report: Quake-triggered tsunami would hit Seattle in minutes

Jul. 07, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A study published by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources this week shows a tsunami triggered by a major earthquake beneath Puget Sound would arrive at Seattle shores sooner and reach farther inland than previously thought. Models showed a tsunami...

Strong earthquake kills 5 in southern Iran

Jul. 02, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in southern Iran on Saturday, state television reported. Rescue teams were deployed near the epicenter, Sayeh Khosh village, which is home to around 300 people in Hormozgan province,...