U.S. Geological Survey News

Minor Tremors Still Rumble Weeks After Larger SC Earthquake

Small earthquakes are still shaking the ground near South Carolina’s capital city, more than two weeks after a larger convulsion and outside the window geologists typically expect for aftershocks. Early Tuesday, a 1.7-magnitude quake struck just east of Elgin, about …

Experts Puzzled by Continuing South Carolina Earthquakes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) –Yet another earthquake has struck near South Carolina’s capital city, the ninth in a series of rumblings that have caused geologists to wonder how long the convulsions might last. Early Wednesday, a 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Elgin, …

Series of Small Quakes Shake Near South Carolina Capital

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)–A series of mild earthquakes rumbled across central South Carolina on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, rattling windowpanes and disrupting wildlife but causing no apparent injuries or major damage. It was one of about two dozen …

Earth-Monitoring Landsat 9 Satellite Launches in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S. satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth’s surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of …

Cleanup Begins in Acapulco After Strong Earthquake

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Residents of Acapulco began cleaning up broken glass and chunks of plaster Wednesday as they took in the full impact of a magnitude 7 earthquake centered nearby that shook most of southern Mexico, killing one person. …

Powerful Earthquake Near Mexico’s Acapulco Kills at Least 1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away. The U.S. Geological …

Alaska Quake Produces Prolonged Shaking, Small Tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern coast caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters. Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Produces Steam Cloud

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted and shot a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday. The eruption began late Sunday within …

Earthquake Felt Across Southern New England

BOSTON — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards …

70-Year-Old Pulled Out Alive in Turkey as Quake Toll Hits 66

IZMIR, Turkey — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 66 people and injuring more …