Articles about US Geological Survey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."