U.S. Geological Survey News

Northwest Wyoming Hit by Earthquake Swarm

A swarm of earthquakes hit the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming last week, the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed. The USGS says the quakes occurred in a backcountry area of Yellowstone National Park, about 8 miles northeast …

Small Quake Jolts Southern Part of Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The earthquake hit at 5:59 p.m. local time on Monday. Its epicenter was 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Pahala, a town with a population of …

Dozen Earthquakes Reported in Oklahoma, Including a 4.2 Mag

Two small earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey bring to a dozen the number of temblors recorded in the state during the weekend. A 2.9 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:24 a.m. Sunday near Red Rock in …

Small Quake Hits California Coast Near Santa Barbara

A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude-3.6 quake hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday about 3 miles east of Santa Barbara. A sheriff’s dispatcher says there are no immediate …

Oregon, Washington Testing Early Quake Warning System

An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins. The system isn’t ready to …

Magnitude 4.0 Quake and 2 Smaller Temblors Reported in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors struck Oklahoma on March 22. The larger quake was recorded near Stroud, located about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Two smaller quakes were also recorded. A …

USGS Confirms Another Quake in Western Colorado Towns

A recent 3.3 magnitude earthquake is the largest to hit a western Colorado county in a decade, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS told the Rifle Citizen Telegram that seven people reported the earthquake that shook Garfield County towns …

USG Confirms Small Quake in California’s Central Coast

A small earthquake has rattled California’s central coast near the famed Hearst Castle, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS reported the 3.2 magnitude quake hit 6:55 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles northeast of San Simeon and about 20 miles …

More Earthquakes Strike Near Pawnee, Oklahoma

Three earthquakes have struck in the area of northern Oklahoma that was rattled last year by the largest earthquake in state history. The U.S. Geological Survey says back-to-back earthquakes hit in the morning on Jan. 2 morning near Pawnee, about …

USGS: Several Quakes, 1 of 3.5M, Struck North Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed several earthquakes have struck northern Oklahoma, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5. No injuries or damage are reported from the quakes that occurred Friday afternoon near Mooreland, about 108 miles northwest of Oklahoma …