U.S. Geological Survey News

Hawaii Hit by M5.3 Earthquake: USGS

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake hit about 5 p.m. and had an epicenter about 15 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of …

Scientists Investigate Recent Earthquakes in the South

Scientists are sending additional sensors to south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with aims of solving the mystery of what caused a spate of recent earthquakes. Five earthquakes have been detected in the region within a three-week span. Government researchers …

5th Earthquake This Month Strikes Near Alabama-Florida State Line

Another weak earthquake has struck near the Alabama-Florida state line. News outlets report it’s the fifth small quake in the area this month. There has been no damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 2.7 magnitude quake hit …

Small Quake Struck Pacific Ocean off Oregon Coast

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The agency reported the earthquake hit a spot 286.5 miles west of Yachats at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday. Yachats is a …

3.7M Earthquake Hits Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 3.7 preliminary magnitude earthquake rattled the small city of Piedmont in northern California. The USGS says the tremor occurred on Wednesday at 4:42 a.m. The impacts of the earthquake were not immediately known. Earthquakes …

2 Small Earthquakes Strike Western Colorado

Two mild earthquakes struck western Colorado, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quakes hit early Tuesday but likely weren’t strong enough to cause any damage. The quakes were both just north of Glenwood Springs. The USGS says a 3.4 quake …

28 Streamflow Records Broken in Carolinas by Hurricane Florence Floods

A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gauges in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Nov. 13 on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a …

West Coast Quake Warning System up and Running

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a …

Small Temblor Shakes Inland Southern California Area

Some inland Southern California communities received an early morning jolt from a minor earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude-3.4 tremor occurred at 5:44 a.m. Thursday. The quake was centered 2 miles southwest of San Bernardino …

Small Earthquake Shakes North Alabama

No damage is being reported after a minor earthquake rattled northern Alabama. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened around 7:22 a.m. Monday about 15 miles north of Huntsville near the Tennessee state line. The Geological Survey …