USGS News

M6.9 Quake Strikes off Northern California Coast

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Eureka in Northern California, shaking regions as far away as San Francisco and parts of Oregon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, which struck at a depth of …

Oklahoma Homes Earthquake Shaken On Christmas

It wasn’t Santa and his reindeer landing on roofs that shook some central Oklahoma homes early Christmas morning. A small earthquake struck near Spencer at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geology Survey. There were no immediate reports …

USGS: 3 Small Washington Quakes No Cause For Concern

Geologists said three small earthquakes recorded in an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday were part of a mini-swarm of quakes not directly related to the nearby volcano. The Columbian says that a U.S. Geological Survey report says …

EQECAT: Likely No Damage From Two California Quakes

According to EQECAT’s CatWatch on two moderate sized earthquakes in California this week there should be little to no damage is expected. Two moderate sized earthquakes were felt in California: a magnitude 5.7 in Northern California on May 23 and …

Two Strong Quakes near Sumatra Trigger Tsunami Alert

Two strong earthquakes in the Indian Ocean, located off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, have triggered tsunami warnings across the region. The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the first quake at 2:38 PM local time [4:38 …

Alaskan Volcano Put on Alert

An explosion at a volcano in Alaska caused the U.S. Geological Survey to put out an alert. USGS detected a drifting ash cloud at the Cleveland Volcano, which is on an uninhabited island in the east central Aleutian Islands, in …