Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes off eastern coast of Russia

The 7.4 earthquake struck off the east coast of Russia early Friday. (USGS) A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the east coast of Russia early Friday local time, initially sparking warnings of a tsunami. The United States Geological Survey said the quake was … Read More

Earthquake near Papua New Guinea triggers tsunami warning

A little more than a month after a 7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, a 6.9 magnitude tremor occurred near the coast and triggered a tsunami warning earlier today. Papua New Guinea’s location within the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped … Read More

Mexico struck by massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake

A massive earthquake hit Mexico Friday evening, leaving buildings shaking throughout the southern portion of the country. The earthquake was first measured as a 7.5-magnitude and later lowered to having a 7.2-magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was found along the … Read More

6.8-magnitude quake off Tonga, no tsunami threat

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Tonga Saturday in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said. The tremor hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) some 90 kilometres off the … Read More