USGS

Mud Cracks

California’s Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During Drought

California’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.

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Rescue Effort

Hundreds Perish In Devastating Nepal Quake; Historic Buildings Crumble, Deadly Avalanches On Everest

A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest.

04/25/2015

Magnitude 5.5 Earthquake Hits Off Northern California Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean near Eureka.

04/23/2015

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands Wednesday. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.

04/22/2015

A staff member of the Seismology Center points at a graphic showing the earthquake at the central Weather Bureau in Taipei on April 20, 2015.  One man died and another was hospitalized in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.         (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Taiwan; Tsunami Evacuation Lifted

A strong undersea magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan’s capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution.

04/20/2015

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in Taiwan Sunday night.

04/19/2015

(USGS)

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Fiji

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji Friday.

04/17/2015

California Earthquake

Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Hits Los Angeles Area

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake has struck in San Fernando Wednesday night.

04/15/2015

(USGS)

Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Strikes Near East Bay Refineries

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake has struck in the north East Bay.

04/14/2015

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck Los Angeles Sunday. (Source: USGS)

Shaking Felt Widely As Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Hits Los Angeles

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.5 earthquake has struck in Los Angeles.

04/12/2015

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