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....

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)...

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....

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...

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...

Authorities: U.S. 95 in Nevada has been closed while deputies assess earthquake damage to the major north-south highway.

May. 15, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities: U.S. 95 in Nevada has been closed while deputies assess earthquake damage to the major north-south highway.

The U.S. Geological Service reports a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in remote western Nevada, about 35 miles outside Tonopah

May. 15, 2020 7:25 AM EDT
TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Service reports a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in remote western Nevada, about 35 miles outside Tonopah.

Slight earthquake rattles Rome awake, no damage known yet

May. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A slight earthquake rattled Romans awake early Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Italian geological institute gave the temblor a preliminary magnitude of 3.3. It said it struck at 5:03 a.m. with an epicenter in Fonte Nuova, a small town northeast of the capital...

Powerful earthquake shakes Indonesia; no injuries expected

May. 6, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook islands in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday evening, but no damage or injuries were expected. The quake measured a preliminary magnitude 6.8 and was centered below the sea at a depth of 107 kilometers (67 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was...

Un policía con una máscara protectora por el coronavirus, retira escombros dejados por un sismo de magnitud 5,4 en Ponce, Puerto Rico, el sábado, 2 de mayo del 2020. No hubo informes inmediatos de víctimas. (AP Foto/Carlos Giusti)

Damage reported as 5.4-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico

May. 2, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and forcing the relocation of at least 50 families on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports...