A sizable earthquake has struck deep in the water south of Japan, near the Bonin Islands.
A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake Monday in the Aleutian Islands was quickly followed by smaller 5.9 and 6.0 quakes closer to land.
The threat of a tsunami in California and the west coast was still being assessed Monday afternoon following an 8.0 earthquake off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, according to officials.
A massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands has triggered a regional tsunami, with reports of water already leaving some harbors including Adak Harbor, as the waves begin to come in.
Seismologists recorded a 7.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand Monday.
A powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary 6.8 magnitude rocked Panama overnight according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Two major earthquakes struck Central America within just 24 hours, as two more struck across the Pacific in New Guinea.
The Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.
But Tuesday night’s quake, which would have been the 2nd largest ever to hit the lower 48 states if it struck along our coast, was not the big one seismologists are expecting.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.