A California fault capable of producing an 8.0-magnitude earthquake has begun to move, scientists say

LOS ANGELES— A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study … Read More

Strongest Earthquake in 20 Years Rattles Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the … Read More

Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely ‘significant damage’: USGS

Map locating Costa Rica-Panama border where the 6.3-magnitude quake hit on Wednesday, according to USGS (AFP Photo/AFP) San José (AFP) – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with … Read More

Strong 7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (May 7), officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127km, about … Read More

Watch 100 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The World In This Incredible Animation

Earthquakes are happening everywhere, all the time. –  PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA VIA YOUTUBE As you’ve probably noticed, I write about earthquakes a fairbit. Although I do my best to describe the scale of them in the most evocative way possible, sometimes you just … Read More

Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

JAKARTA (AFP) – A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early on Monday (Jan 7), sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60km under the … Read More

Strong earthquake hits Greek tourist island in Ionian Sea

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A strong earthquake has struck off Greece’s western coast near the tourist island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. Authorities say there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the … Read More

Two HUGE earthquakes STRIKE New Caledonia – tremors RICOCHET across Ring of Fire

TWO MASSIVE earthquakes have struck the French island of New Caledonia sending aftershocks ricocheting through the volatile Ring of Fire region. A huge magnitude 6.8 quake rocked the region early on Tuesday morning. The earthquake followed an earlier quake that was … Read More

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