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Small Quake Hits Alaska’s Aleutian Island Chain

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has hit an island in Alaska’s Aleutians chain, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported that the earthquake struck 3:24 p.m. Sunday Alaska time on Adak Island near the far west end of the Aleutians. …

M5.8 Quake That Struck Montana Strongest in over Half-Century

The earthquake that hit Montana last week was the strongest in more than half a century, according to the experts. The quake sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and awakened residents and dogs more than …

3.6M Temblor Shakes Washington Area Northwest of Seattle

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook an area of the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle, Wash., the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. It was centered less than a mile east of Quilcene. The USGS says the small earthquake occurred at about 8:55 …

Small Quake Shakes Rural Southern California Inland Area

A small earthquake has rattled a rural area of inland Southern California, the he U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude 3.4 quake hit about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild and 18 miles southwest of Palm Springs. A …

Small Undersea Quake Jostles California Coast West of Malibu

A minor undersea earthquake has jiggled a small stretch of the Southern California coast in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude-3.3 temblor occurred just before 7:20 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was …

Alaska Hosts Plate Tectonics Research Effort

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing …

2 Minor Quakes Shake California Coastal Area

A pair of small earthquakes gave a jolt and a shake to the Santa Barbara, Calif. area, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says in a preliminary report that …

Quakes Strike Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Aleutian Islands

The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck in the Kenai Peninsula region of Alaska. Officials say the moderate quake was felt in the Anchorage area. No damage was reported from the quakes, which struck at 8:25 …

Seismic Network Confirms Small Quake Hit Washington Peninsula

A small earthquake struck the Kitsap Peninsula a few miles east northeast of Bremerton, Wash.. Its epicenter was about 12 miles (19 kilometers) deep. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. There …

Alaska’s 24/7 Earthquake Monitors on Budget Chopping Block

Alaska might lose its 24/7 earthquake monitors due to budget cuts. The Juneau Empire reported that as of March 1, more than 25 percent of the Alaska Regional Seismic Network has been offline. Since 2013, staff has decreased from 20 …