Articles about US Geological Survey

Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece

30 Oct 2020

Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece

A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, sending tremors across western Turkey as well as Greece on Friday.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

25 Mar 2020

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

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

14 Jul 2019

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.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

29 Dec 2018

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake

05 Dec 2018

New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake

A shallow and powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia today prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific island.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

26 Nov 2018

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq yesterday night, injuring over 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, said authorities.

Earthquake jolts Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, no casualties reported

28 Sep 2018

Earthquake jolts Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, no casualties reported

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.

Now, machine learning can predict aftershocks that follow earthquakes

30 Aug 2018

Now, machine learning can predict aftershocks that follow earthquakes

In a significant advancement in earthquake prediction, scientists have found a way to calculate the pattern of aftershocks that follow an earthquake.

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

28 Aug 2018

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits border of Peru, Brazil, says USGS

24 Aug 2018

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits border of Peru, Brazil, says USGS

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

19 Aug 2018

Strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake hits Fiji, no tsunami triggered

On Sunday, just after midnight GMT, a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, said the US Geological Survey.

Tremors jolt Delhi, J&K, Pakistan after earthquake in Afghanistan

09 May 2018

Tremors jolt Delhi, J&K, Pakistan after earthquake in Afghanistan

Tremors were felt across North India this afternoon including in Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir.

Earthquake measuring 5.6-magnitude hits Western Japan, five injured

09 Apr 2018

Earthquake measuring 5.6-magnitude hits Western Japan, five injured

A 5.6-magnitude quake hit western Japan early Monday, injuring five people and damaging buildings and roads, as officials warned stronger tremors could come in the days ahead.

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico capital, Oaxaca state

17 Feb 2018

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico capital, Oaxaca state

A massive earthquake of a magnitude of 7.2 hit south and central Mexico with the epicenter in the country's Oaxaca state.

Tsunami alert issued temporarily after 7.9 quake hits Alaska

23 Jan 2018

Tsunami alert issued temporarily after 7.9 quake hits Alaska

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Gulf of Alaska in the US, triggering a temporary tsunami alert.

Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

10 Jan 2018

Massive 7.6 quake jolts Honduras, Mexico, tsunami warning issued

A massive quake of magnitude 7.6 struck Honduras and northern Central America yesterday.

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border, 130 die in Iran

13 Nov 2017

Powerful earthquake strikes Iran-Iraq border, 130 die in Iran

The middle east was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which originated in the Iraqi city of Halabja near the Iran-Iraq border.

Death toll from magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Mexico rises to 230

21 Sep 2017

Death toll from magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Mexico rises to 230

The death toll from the magnitude-7.1 earthquake which struck southern Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 230.

Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, leaves at least 130 dead

20 Sep 2017

Mexico: Powerful earthquake topples buildings, leaves at least 130 dead

A powerful earthquake has struck central Mexico; earlier this month an 8.1-magnitude earthquake had left the southern part of the country in shambles.

Death toll from magnitude-8.1 earthquake in Mexico rises to 61

09 Sep 2017

Death toll from magnitude-8.1 earthquake in Mexico rises to 61

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck off Mexico's southern coast on Thursday has risen to 61.

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

03 Sep 2017

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

The earthquake alarm that buzzed 92 years late

23 Jun 2017

The earthquake alarm that buzzed 92 years late

According to the proverb, to err was only human but with time things change and the erring part gets extended to machines too.

NKorean missile reportedly explodes seconds after launch

22 Mar 2017

NKorean missile reportedly explodes seconds after launch

SKorean defence officials said a missile launch by the North failed, but didn't comment on what was being tested, or how many were fired.

North Korea conducts advanced engine test

19 Mar 2017

North Korea conducts advanced engine test

According to North Korean state media, the country has successfully tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, declaring the test a "new birth" for Pyongyang's space industry.

US deploys attack drones to South Korea

15 Mar 2017

US deploys attack drones to South Korea

Amid ongoing tensions with North Korea, the US has decided to permanently station a MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone system at the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan's coast

08 Feb 2017

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).

North Korea to test launch of ICBM

02 Jan 2017

North Korea to test launch of ICBM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said that his country was close to testing the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Sanctions to follow N. Korea's latest nuclear test

11 Sep 2016

Sanctions to follow N. Korea's latest nuclear test

US Special Envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim stated that the US, Japan and South Korea were considering imposing unilateral sanctions against North Korea after its latest nuclear test.

Earthquakes with 'Magnitude 6' or higher overdue

30 Aug 2016

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."