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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 …

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 …

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 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 …