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(USGS)

4 Earthquakes Strike Oregon Coast Overnights

Three sizable earthquakes struck off the coast of Oregon Monday but officials say no tsunamis were triggered.

06/01/2015

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7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Saturday, No Tsunami Risk Due To Quake’s Depth

A strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck the open ocean, 543 miles south of Tokyo early Saturday morning.

05/30/2015

'San Andreas'

9.8 Earthquake In YouTube Video, ‘San Andreas’ Movie Just Fiction, But Science Says 8.0 Increasingly Likely For California

Separating fact from fiction, yes, a 9+ magnitude quake or two will hit California in the “San Andreas” movie being released May 29th, yes a 8.0 magnitude quake in California is possible, but no, a planetary alignment has less effect on Earth than the Moon’s gravity and there is nearly zero chance of a 9.8 quake happening in California on May 28th or May 29th.

05/28/2015

Dwayne Johnson in "San Andreas" (credit: Warner Bros.)

Seismologist Separates Fact From Fantasy In Quake Disaster Movie ‘San Andreas’

Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical look at California’s real seismic threat.

05/23/2015

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6.8 Quake: 3rd Earthquake In 3 Days Rocks Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, a day after a 6.0 quake and a 6.9 quake hit the same region..

05/22/2015

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, but no tsunami threat was expected.

05/20/2015

(USGS)

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Near Site Of Deadly 2011 Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Japan, not far from where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people.

05/12/2015

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Quake Warning In Rumblings Off Japan’s Coast Alarms Scientists

Scientists say they’ve recorded low frequency shaking on the ocean floor that could be the result of increasing pressure, similar to what was released during the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

05/12/2015

Papua New Guinea earthquake May 7. (USGS)

7.2 Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Prompts Tsunami Warning

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea Thursday morning, generating a temporary tsunami alert for islands in the region.

05/07/2015

Location of the Axial Seamount off the Oregon coast. (NOAA)

Undersea Volcano Apparently Erupts Off Oregon Coast, No Tsunami Threat

An active undersea volcano off the Oregon Coast has apparently begun a new eruption — an event which was predicted by two scientists months ago.

05/02/2015

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