Jan 4, 2017

Tsunami alert issued as M7.2 temblor hits near Fiji

Authorities say a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific near the nation in the South Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit a part of the ocean about 227 km southwest ...

Dec 9, 2016

Magnitude-6.5 'roller' offshore quake rocks Northern California

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake hit at 6:50 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of ...

Nov 24, 2016

M6.1 offshore quake jolts Tohoku region but no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted northeastern and eastern Japan on Thursday morning, the region hit by a more powerful quake two days ago, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. No abnormalities were observed at two nuclear power ...

Nov 21, 2016

Damage minimal after strong quake hits near Argentina, Chile border

A strong quake hit western Argentina, shaking buildings as far away as Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, though there were no preliminary reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services. Chile’s navy ruled out a tsunami after the quake, which the U.S. ...