Latest Earthquakes News

An Iceland volcano spews red streams of lava toward an evacuated town

May. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

GRINDAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik and led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The eruption began in the...

Donor fatigue persists as nations commit around $8.1 billion for conflict-hit Syrians

May. 27, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — International donors meeting in Brussels said Monday they will commit 7.5 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in both grants and loans to support Syrians battered by war, poverty, and hunger for the rest of this year and beyond. The pledges surpassed the modest $4.07...

Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 26, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Monday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 when it hit at 9:47 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey...

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

May. 26, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn't seen any aid in six months. ...

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 25, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 magnitude when it hit at 9:23 a.m. local time, the U.S....

Italian women's prison, hundreds of residents evacuated after 4.4 magnitude quake in southern Italy

May. 21, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A women’s prison near Naples was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday following a 4.4 magnitude quake with an epicenter at an active volcano west of the southern Italian port city that forced hundreds of residents to sleep in tents or cars. No injuries and only minor damage was...

5 firefighter dogs who rescued people from natural disasters are honored in Ecuador as they retire

May. 21, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Five rescue dogs were honored by Ecuador’s Fire Department on Monday at a ceremony formally retiring them after seven years of service and turning them over to new adoptive owners. Lt. Col. Esteban Cardenas said the dogs — Ares, Kratos, Zeus, Titan and...

Greek and Turkish leaders seek to stress thawing relations but tensions remain under the surface

May. 13, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey met Monday for talks aimed at underlining their efforts to put aside decades-old disputes, but they also revealed deep divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara following the two-hour face-to-face...

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake wakes people on the Mexico-Guatemala border

May. 12, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the border of Mexico and Guatemala early Sunday, driving frightened residents into the streets. The temblor struck just before 6 a.m. near the Mexican border town of Suchiate, where a river by the same name divides the two...

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes the Mexico-Guatemala border; no immediate report of damage

May. 12, 2024 09:01 AM EDT
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes the Mexico-Guatemala border; no immediate report of damage.