Does it feel like you’ve been hearing about more major earthquakes than usual lately? You have. In just the last few days, major quakes have hit near Japan, New Zealand and Alaska, and a recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the global earthquake rate is on the rise.
A small earthquake shook parts of San Benito and Monterey Counties in California’s Central Valley Thursday afternoon.
With massive quakes striking off the Alaskan and New Zealand coast Monday, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey said he is weighing the possibilities that the two might be connected.
Seismologists recorded a 7.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand Monday.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.0 earthquake Saturday morning less than a mile northeast of Union City.
A small earthquake shook an area near Salinas Tuesday evening.
A small 2.8 magnitude quake shook the North Bay communities of Santa Rosa and Napa at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey seismographs.
An earthquake with a preliminary of magnitude of 2.7 struck late Monday night near the Alameda County community of Ashland, according to the United States Geological Survey.
A light earthquake rattled an area in Humboldt County Monday afternoon.
Multiple small and one larger earthquake shook the eastern California town of Bridgeport overnight, with the strongest quake registering 4.0 magnitude.