Latest Earthquakes News

7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines, briefly prompting a tsunami warning

Dec. 02, 2023 20:50 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the southern Philippine coast, prompting many villagers to flee their homes in panic around midnight after Philippine authorities issued a tsunami warning. The quake struck at...

USGS reports magnitude-7.6 earthquake off the Philippines' Mindanao island. A tsunami warning has been issued

Dec. 02, 2023 10:11 AM EST
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — USGS reports magnitude-7.6 earthquake off the Philippines' Mindanao island. A tsunami warning has been issued.

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Bangladesh

Dec. 02, 2023 00:19 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An earthquake jolted Bangladesh on Saturday morning, sending tremors that were felt across the country. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. The 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Asian nation at 9:35 a.m., the United States Geological...

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits near Barbados but no damage is reported on the Caribbean island

Nov. 28, 2023 12:08 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados on Tuesday. No immediate damage was reported. The quake occurred some 30 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of the capital of Bridgetown at a depth of 24 miles (39...

Today in History: November 23, the UN seats China

Nov. 23, 2023 00:16 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2023. There are 38 days left in the year. Today is Thanksgiving. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security...

A strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia with no immediate reports of casualties or damages

Nov. 21, 2023 23:42 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, deep undersea earthquake shook the eastern side of Indonesia on Wednesday with no immediate reports of casualties or damages in the area. The 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit an area 94 kilometers (58 miles) west of Tobelo in Indonesia's North Maluku...

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Philippines, causing ceilings to fall at malls

Nov. 17, 2023 20:29 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Friday, causing ceilings in shopping malls to plunge to the ground as shoppers screamed. No tsunami warning was in effect. The Office of Civil Defense said it was investigating a report of...

Moderate earthquake shakes eastern Myanmar and is felt in northern Thailand

Nov. 16, 2023 21:37 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook eastern Myanmar on Friday morning. The 5.7 magnitude quake was centered about 76 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of the town of Keng Tung in Shan state, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was about 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep. ...

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattles parts of northern Illinois, parts of 3 other states, USGS says

Nov. 15, 2023 11:37 AM EST

STANDARD, Ill. (AP) — A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled northern Illinois and parts of three other states early Wednesday, awakening some residents and spurring reports to 911 about homes shaking, the U.S. Geological Survey and police said. The small earthquake was detected about...

Iceland evacuates town and raises aviation alert as concerns rise that a volcano may erupt

Nov. 14, 2023 18:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Residents of a fishing town in southwestern Iceland left their homes Saturday after increasing concern about a potential volcanic eruption caused civil defense authorities to declare a state of emergency in the region. Police decided to evacuate Grindavik after recent...