Articles about United States Geological Survey

Philippines: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Luzon island for 30 seconds

27 Jul 2022

Philippines
Philippines: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Luzon island for 30 seconds

A violent 7.1-magnitude earthquake slammed the Philippine islands of Luzon on Wednesday, devastating a hospital and residences in a northern region and sending significant vibrations through the capital, Manila, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

14 Jul 2019

Tsunami
Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

A powerful earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude on Sunday hit off eastern Indonesia's remote Maluku Islands, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS). However, no tsunami warning has been issued.

Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

26 May 2019

Tsunami
Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

Peru, which is a small coastal country in South America, was hit by a strong earthquake on Sunday, multiple reports said.

Powerful 5.6-magnitude quake jolts Afghan-Pakistan border; tremors in Delhi-NCR too

02 Feb 2019

Pakistan News
Powerful 5.6-magnitude quake jolts Afghan-Pakistan border; tremors in Delhi-NCR too

A powerful 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening jolted the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. Strong tremors were also reportedly felt across several parts of North India, including Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir.

Indonesia quake: Over 500 trapped on Lombok volcano after landslides

30 Jul 2018

Indonesia
Indonesia quake: Over 500 trapped on Lombok volcano after landslides

More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, Indonesia, a day after a powerful earthquake of 6.4-magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island, a national park official said today.

Magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits Tibet, tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

18 Nov 2017

India
Magnitude-6.9 earthquake hits Tibet, tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

A powerful earthquake struck Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh, at 4:04 am IST.

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan's coast

08 Feb 2017

US Geological Survey
6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan's coast

On early Wednesday morning, a strong earthquake (6.3 magnitude) struck the coast of Pakistan, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes with 'Magnitude 6' or higher overdue

30 Aug 2016

US Geological Survey
Earthquakes with 'Magnitude 6' or higher overdue

Dr. Behzad Fatahi of University of Technology Sydney's Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering Department said, "no one in the world is safe."