Stanford Shows How Fiber Optics Might Enable Global Quake-Warning NetworkA web of fiber optic cables beneath the Stanford University campus is doing more than transferring data -- it's part of an earthquake monitoring network that may help scientists implement a quake early-warning system.
Powerful Earthquake Strikes New Zealand, Killing 2The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch, but appeared to be more strongly felt in Wellington.
Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Japan's East Coast; No CasualtiesA magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan early Saturday, but no damage or casualties were reported.
Two Small Offshore Earthquakes Strike Near Daly CityTwo small earthquakes struck Saturday morning off the coast of San Mateo County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Salton Sea Temblor Swarm Prompts State Advisory On Risk Of Major QuakeThe warning follows a series of small temblors deep under the Salton Sea, located on the 800-mile-long San Andreas fault.
USGS To Set Off Multiple Blasts Along Hayward Fault To Study Seismic ConnectionsResearchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have come up with a bang-up experiment to see if the Hayward Fault has dangerous connections to other East Bay faults.
Hundreds Dead After Devastating Major Earthquake Strikes EcuadorRescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast.
Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake In Northwest Oklahoma Felt In 7 StatesA 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and the USGS said it was the 3rd-largest temblor recorded in a state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.
2 Sharp Offshore Earthquakes Strike Along North CoastTwo moderate earthquakes struck off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the USGS.
Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Alaska, 1 Home ExplodesThe earthquake struck about 1:30 a.m. Alaska time and was centered 53 miles west of Anchor Point in the Kenai Peninsula, which is about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.
Small 2.8 Magnitude Quake Hits South Of GilroyThe 2.8 magnitude temblor hit roughly 3 miles south of Gilroy at 12:23 p.m.
4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northwest Nevada, 3rd Recent 4+ Quake To Strike Swarm-Prone RegionThe U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest corner of Nevada on Saturday night — the third earthquake above magnitude 4 to hit the region in the past 10 months.