Earthquakes News

More South Carolina Earthquakes Leave Experts Puzzled

After more earthquakes have struck near South Carolina’s capital city, the ninth and tenth in a series of rumblings, geologists are asking how long the convulsions might last, or if they could possibly portend more serious seismic activity. Early Wednesday, …

Pair of Earthquakes Confirmed on California’s Central Coast

A pair of earthquakes rattled California’s central coast late Monday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. A magnitude 4.7 quake hit at 4:42 p.m., centered about 11 miles northwest of San Simeon, according to. At 4:49 p.m., a 3.6 magnitude …

Strong Earthquakes Confirmed off Coast of Hawaii

CORRECTION: In a story published October 10, 2021, about an earthquake that struck Sunday off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were two earthquakes 20 minutes apart. There was only one …

Tokyo Jolted by Strongest Earthquake Since 2011, With Injuries Reported

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Tokyo late Thursday, rattling parts of the capital the most since the March 2011 disaster. Few train services remained disrupted the next morning, while some injuries were reported. The Japan Meteorological Agency, which revised …

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Pakistan, Killing at Least 20

QUETTA, Pakistan – An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep, authorities said. …

Why Haiti Is Prone to Deadly Earthquakes

Earthquakes have been wreaking havoc in Haiti since at least the 18th century, when the city of Port-au-Prince was destroyed twice in 19 years. Saturday’s powerful quake killed hundreds and injured thousands more. Eleven years earlier a temblor killed tens …

Study Says Earthquakes Are Increasing in U.S. Oil Regions

The number of noticeable earthquakes has been increasing year after year since 2017 in the key oil producing regions of the U.S., according to an analysis by an independent energy research firm. The analysis of seismic activity by Rystad Energy …

How Dangerous Is Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant After 10 Years of Cleanup?

OKUMA, Japan – A decade ago, a massive tsunami crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Three of its reactors melted down, leaving it looking like a bombed-out factory. Emergency workers risked their lives trying to keep one of …

Sinkholes Emerge After Croatia’s Deadly Earthquake in December

MECENCANI, Croatia – After the deadly earthquake came the sinkholes. A central Croatian region about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the capital, Zagreb, is pocked with round holes of all sizes, which appeared after December’s 6.4-magnitude quake that killed …

Croatian Residents Rush to Buy Earthquake Cover After Destructive Quakes in 2020

Croatian insurers are reaping a windfall as residents rush to sign up for protection after two destructive earthquakes last year left them to rebuild without private coverage, the head of the country’s industry association said. After escaping billions of kuna …