Latest Earthquakes News

Quake shakes northeast Chinese city; no injuries reported

Jul. 11, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, the government reported. No deaths or injuries were reported. Rail service to Tangshan, 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Beijing, was temporarily suspended while tracks were inspected for possible...

Deep undersea earthquake widely felt in Indonesia, no damage

Jul. 6, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A deep undersea earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Tuesday, but no injuries or serious damage were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 6.6 magnitude and was centered about 94 kilometers (58 miles) north of...

Small earthquake reported in western Maine

Jul. 4, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The rumbling started early on the Fourth of July in western Maine, but fireworks weren’t to blame. There was a Magnitude 2.1 earthquake centered near Waterford early Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Earthquakes of this magnitude aren’t uncommon in...

2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakes

Jul. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two strong earthquakes shook Puerto Rico on Friday, but there were no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December. A tremor with magnitude-5.3 hit just southwest of the island in the afternoon, the U.S....

Cook Inlet quake was aftershock of November 2018 temblor

Jun. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A minor earthquake was felt throughout Alaska’s Cook Inlet region Tuesday, and officials said it was an aftershock of a more powerful earthquake that struck the Anchorage area 19 months ago. The Alaska Earthquake Center said the magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck shortly before...

Quakes strike Greek island of Rhodes; no injuries or damage

Jun. 29, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled the eastern Greek island of Rhodes overnight, followed by a quake of 4.6 on Monday morning. No damage or injuries were reported from either. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the first quake occurred on Sunday night just...

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits western Turkey; no casualties

Jun. 26, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit a town in western Turkey on Friday, sending people rushing out of buildings. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The earthquake was centered in the town of Saruhanli, in Manisa province, at a depth of 9...

A small earthquake strikes near a town in west Alabama

Jun. 25, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

BERRY, Ala. (AP) — A small earthquake rumbled near a town in west Alabama on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude 2.9, and struck a few miles (kilometers) northwest of Berry. It was recorded at 12:16 p.m. CDT, according to the...

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey; 5 injured

Jun. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake hit southeast Turkey on Thursday, causing damage to some homes and slightly injuring five people. The 5.4-magnitude quake struck the town of Ozalp, in Van province, near Turkey’s border with Iran, at a depth of 6.9 kilometers (4.3 miles),...

People embrace on he street as they wait for the all-clear to return to their apartment after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The earthquake struck near the Huatulco resort in the Oaxaca state on Tuesday morning, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico quake toll rises to 7; hundreds of homes damaged

Jun. 24, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least seven people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said Wednesday. The quake that struck at 10:29 a.m....