US Geological Survey: News
30 Jul 2022Virginia
The number of deaths in the United States' (US) eastern Kentucky state increased to at least 16 as "epic" torrential rains ripped down homes, wiped out highways, and drove rivers over their banks, state officials said, warning that more deaths were likely.
27 Jul 2022Philippines
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).
30 Oct 2020Tsunami
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, sending tremors across western Turkey as well as Greece on Friday.
25 Mar 2020Japan
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 2019Tsunami
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 2018Tsunami
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 2018Tsunami
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 2018Iran
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 2018Indonesia
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.
30 Aug 2018Japan
In a significant advancement in earthquake prediction, scientists have found a way to calculate the pattern of aftershocks that follow an earthquake.
28 Aug 2018Tsunami
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 2018Brazil
A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
19 Aug 2018Tsunami
On Sunday, just after midnight GMT, a strong 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, said the US Geological Survey.
09 May 2018Pakistan News
Tremors were felt across North India this afternoon including in Delhi-NCR and Jammu and Kashmir.
09 Apr 2018Japan
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 2018Mexico
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 2018Tsunami
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Gulf of Alaska in the US, triggering a temporary tsunami alert.
10 Jan 2018Tsunami
A massive quake of magnitude 7.6 struck Honduras and northern Central America yesterday.
13 Nov 2017Iran
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 2017Mexico
The death toll from the magnitude-7.1 earthquake which struck southern Mexico on Tuesday has risen to 230.
20 Sep 2017Mexico
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 2017Mexico
The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck off Mexico's southern coast on Thursday has risen to 61.
03 Sep 2017South Korea
North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.
22 Mar 2017South Korea
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.
11 Sep 2016South Korea
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.