US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Mt Sinha: US names mountain after an IndianAmerican scientist July 1, 2014

    Washington: The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in honour of an eminent IndianAmerican scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the department of genetics, cell biology and development at the University of Minnesota, was recognized by...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 strikes off Japan October 25, 2013

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck on Saturday morning (Tokyo Time) off Japan's east coast, the US Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site. Japan's Meteorological Agency raised a 1meter (3foot) tsunami warning for a long stretch of...
  • Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru Lima August 12, 2013

    Peru:The US Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru. The quake struck at 4.49 am local time and was centred 58 miles westsouthwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow...
  • Tremors from Iran quake kill 13 in Pakistan: Officials April 16, 2013

    Quetta: At least 13 people were killed and hundreds of houses destroyed in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday when the region was struck by tremors from an earthquake that was centred in neighbouring Iran, Pakistani officials said. Tremors from the 7.8 magnitude quake were also felt in India and Gulf states. The epicenter...
  • 30 injured, 3200 houses destroyed as quake hits China March 3, 2013

    Beijing: At least 30 people were injured and 3,200 houses damaged as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Sunday hit quake-prone southwest China. The quake hit Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar, leaving 30 people injured, state-run Xinhua news agency said. The report said the quake left a trail of destruction, damaging over 3200...
  • Russia: Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Kamchatka March 1, 2013

    London: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near the southern tip of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, at a depth of around 52 km (33 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Thursday. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami, based on historical earthquake...
  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia December 10, 2012

    Jakarta: A 7.2magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami warning. ...
  • 6.1 quake jolts Chile, no tsunami warning issued November 15, 2012

    Santiago: A strong 6.1magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's centralnorth area, but authorities said no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami. The US Geological Survey said the quake's epicentre was 88 kilometeres north of Coquimbo, Chile, and had a depth of 61 kilometeres. The quake was...
  • Magnitude 7.5 quake off Russia, north of Japan August 14, 2012

    Sydney: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the eastern Russian coast to the north of Japan, the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday. But no tsunami warning was issued by Japanese authorities. The quake was measured very deep at around 580 km (360 miles) below the earth's surface. ...
  • 7.3 quake jolts Indonesia; tsunami warning issued January 11, 2012

    Indonesia: Indonesia issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off northern Sumatra, panicking local residents who fled their houses. Indonesia's meterological and geophysics agency, which routinely issues tsunami warnings for quakes over 7 magnitude, said no wave had been detected so far. The quake was 420 km...
  • Quake measuring 6.6 hits eastern Indonesia November 14, 2011

    Jakarta: A strong earthquake hit waters off eastern Indonesia on Monday, sending people along coastlines fleeing to high ground in panic. Officials said, however, there was no threat of a tsunami. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 and was centered 12 miles beneath the Molucca Sea, the US Geological...
  • 5.6 quake rattles Japan near Fukushima site July 8, 2011

    New York: An earthquake registering 5.6 shook the Pacific off Honshu, Japan, the US Geological Survey said on Thursday. That is the area of northeast Japan ravaged by a March 11 quake and tsunami that knocked out power at the Fukushima nuclear plant. No immediate damage or casualties were reported from...
  • 6.1 magnitude quake strikes near New Zealand May 22, 2011

    Wellington: The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck near a group of South Pacific islands. There are no reports of damage or risk of tsunami. A statement by the USGS says the quake struck Sunday 12 miles (19 kilometers) under the Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand group...
  • 2 quakes in Spain kill 10, injure dozens May 12, 2011

    Madrid: Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said. It was the highest quakerelated death toll in Spain in more than 50 years. The epicenter of the quakes with magnitudes of 4.4 and...
  • Strong quake of 6.1 hits northeast Japan April 14, 2011

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off northeast Japan early Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The undersea quake struck at 5:57 local time at a depth of just 11.2 kilometres, 190 kilometres east of Morioka on Honshu island,...
  • Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Japan March 22, 2011

    Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale on Tuesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck at 12.38 pm (0338 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was at a depth of 11.40 km, Xinhua...
  • Japan govt agency says more tsunami possible March 11, 2011

    Tokyo: There are chances of more tsunami following a huge quake which struck off the north coast of Japan, a Japanese government agency said. The US Geological Survey upgraded the magnitude of the quake to 8.9. ...
  • Earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hits Indonesia March 11, 2011

    New York: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia and East Timor early on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey reported. No tsunami alert was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The 1:08 am on Friday quake was offshore but shallow, just 6/10 mile (1 kilometer) deep, the...
  • Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes Manipur February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A strong earthquake hit along the IndoMyanmar border on Friday evening. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey reported a 6.4magnitude temblor 50 miles (85 kilometres) from the Indian town of Imphal in the far eastern state of Manipur. The region is remote and...
  • 7.8quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra April 7, 2010

    Jakarta: A major earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck off the coast of Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of a tsunami or casualties. A Reuters photographer on Simeulue island, south of Aceh, said there was panic and electricity was cut off...
  • Strong earthquake rocks Venezuela September 13, 2009

    Caracas: A 6.4magnitude earthquake rocked several parts of Venezuela on Saturday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage. The Minister for Science, Technology and Industry, Jesse Chacon, said the earthquake took place at a depth of about 15.9 km and its epicentre was located 28 km northeast of Moron...
  • Tsunami alert after Indonesia quake February 20, 2007

    Manado, Indonesia: A powerful earthquake in northeastern Indonesia triggered a tsunami warning on Tuesday, causing panicked residents to flee shaking buildings on islands in the Maluku Sea, officials and media reports said. The 6.5magnitude temblor struck 210 kilometres from Ternate, the capital of Maluku island, and 375 km from Manado, the...
  • Major quake hits northeastern Indonesia January 21, 2007

    Jakarta: A 7.3magnitude earthquake struck Sunday about 30 miles under the Molucca Sea in northeastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the major quake was about 80 miles from the city of Ternate, in north eastern Indonesia, it said. It had a depth of more than six miles...
  • 6.3 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia December 2, 2006

    Jakarta: A strong earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia, killing one woman, damaging dozens of buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets, officials said on Saturday. The 6.3magnitude quake struck at 0710 IST and was centered 25 kilometers north of Raba, a town on Sumbawa island, the US Geological Survey on...
  • N Korea nuke test relatively small October 9, 2006

    Sydney: North Korea's nuclear test on Monday might have been a "mininuke" explosion possibly as low as one kiloton, comparable to some small tests by India and Pakistan in 1998, scientists said on Monday. The US Geological Survey said it had detected a 4.2 magnitude quake in North Korea at...
  • Quake hits Indonesia; no tsunami risk August 29, 2006

    Jakarta: A moderate earthquake rocked parts of southeastern Indonesia on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and experts said there was no risk of a tsunami. The US Geological Survey in Denver said it was a 5.8 magnitude quake. At that strength, ''it certainly is not going to...