U.S. Geological Survey News

San Francisco Bay Area M4.4 Quake Felt, But No Damage Reported

San Francisco Bay Area residents were shaken out of their slumber by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that was felt over a wide area but caused no major damage on Thursday. The quake struck at 2:39 a.m. about 2 miles from …

USGS: Pair of Quakes Rattled Central California

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a pair of minor earthquakes just a few hours apart rattled the San Jose area in central California. The Mercury News of San Jose, citing the USGS, reported a 3.1 magnitude quake hit an …

M4.0 Earthquake Confirmed in Oregon

An earthquake hit Oregon roughly 40 miles south of Portland near Molalla and was felt by numerous residents in the area, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS reported the magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck about seven miles southwest of Molalla …

M4.7 Earthquake Shakes Northern California

A light earthquake has struck in Northern California and been felt by some people in the surrounding area, but there are no immediate reports of damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake with a preliminary 4.7 magnitude …

M3.9 Quake Jolts Southeastern Alaska

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake hit southeastern Alaska early Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the earthquake struck at 1:01 a.m. and had an epicenter 47.6 miles southwest of Port Alice, a town of about 805. The …

Small Earthquake in Illinois Felt in 3 States

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 19 about 7 1/2 …

Small Quake in Los Angeles Had Southern Californians Lighting up Twitter

A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles had people in Southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest …

Earthquakes Rattle Southeast Idaho: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was located 11 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho, and was …

USGS Confirms Small Quake Hit Hawaii’s East Coast

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory confirmed. The USGS reported that the earthquake struck at 8:35 p.m. Friday about 66 miles northeast of the town …

USGS Awards $4.9M to Boost Warnings for West Coast Quakes

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast. The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up …