Sep 21, 2016

M6.0 temblor hits near Izu island chain but spurs no tsunami alert

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck in the sparsely populated Izu Islands region south-southeast of Honshu. USGS reported that the earthquake hit around 1:21 a.m. local time Wednesday with its epicenter located about 382 miles (617 km) south-southeast of ...

Macedonia shakes to magnitude-5.3 quake but no injuries reported

Sep 12, 2016

Macedonia shakes to magnitude-5.3 quake but no injuries reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck on the outskirts of Macedonia’s capital on Sunday, causing minor damage to buildings but no injuries, authorities said. The quake occurred just after 3 p.m. (1300 GMT; 9 a.m. EDT), seismologist Dragana Cernih from the ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...

Bishop hits at shoddy quake-proofing as Italy buries dead from temblor

Aug 31, 2016

Bishop hits at shoddy quake-proofing as Italy buries dead from temblor

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy’s earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a “looting” of state coffers. “Earthquakes don’t kill. What kills ...

Aug 26, 2016

Japanese scientists detect elusive deep-Earth tremor

Earthquake scientists in Japan have detected a rare and faint deep-Earth tremor known as an S wave microseism, tracing it to a distant but powerful storm in the North Atlantic. The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science on Thursday, could help experts learn ...