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USGS Says Quake Recorded in Hawaiian Islands Channel

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded in a channel between the islands of Hawaii and Maui. The agency said the quake was recorded at 2:01 local time Sunday about 16 miles southeast of Kaupo, Maui, at …

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 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 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 …

USGS Lowers Seismic Hazard Forecast for Oklahoma in 2017

Oklahoma experienced fewer earthquakes last year compared with 2015 and a recent study of human-induced earthquakes predicts another year of reduced seismicity for the state in 2017. The U.S. Geological Survey warns, however, that that Oklahoma and southern Kansas, along …

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 …

USGS Confirms Moderate Quake in Southwest Alaska

A moderate earthquake was felt by residents in southwest Alaska, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and it was …

USGS: Two Small Earthquakes Confirmed in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded four small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. No injuries or damage are reported. A magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded at 6:10 a.m. Saturday 16 miles northwest of Fairview, 93 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A …

California Governor Approves Early Earthquake Warning System

Californians will begin getting warnings of impending earthquakes through their cellphones, radios and other devices within the next year or two as the state ramps up a lifesaving early warning system, emergency management officials said. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed …

USGS: Quake Swarm Jostled Part of Southern California

A series of minor earthquakes rattled a rural area of Southern California near the U.S.-Mexico border this week, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No injuries or damage were reported after more than 35 temblors struck in the morning in what …