Latest Geophysics News

Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash

Jan. 07, 2022 18:31 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands was erupting on Friday, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ecuador's Geophysical Institute. A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano rose to 3,793 meters (12,444...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits remote part of Alaska

Dec. 21, 2021 18:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck a remote part of Alaska Tuesday but people in Anchorage felt shaking. There were no immediate reports of damage. The magnitude-5.9 temblor had an epicenter 136 miles (219 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage. It struck at a depth...

Moderate earthquake shakes Milan; no reports of injuries

Dec. 18, 2021 06:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A moderate earthquake rattled Italy's financial capital of Milan on Saturday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Italy's Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology said the quake had a preliminary magnitude between 4.3 and 4.8. It struck at...

Undersea 5.7 earthquake shakes part of eastern Indonesia

Nov. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow undersea earthquake shook part of eastern Indonesia on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.7-magnitude quake struck about 65 kilometers (40 miles) off...