USGS News

USGS: Quakes in Central Oklahoma Here to Stay

This central Oklahoma town of 2,400 claims two things as its own: Olympian Jim Thorpe and an annual kolache festival that honors its Czech heritage every May. Some locals here say the place should be known for a third: earthquakes. …

USGS to Map Faults in Virginia That Caused 2011 Quake

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey plan to map underground faults in Virginia that caused last year’s earthquake. The mapping will be done with a low-flying airplane carrying instruments that will measure gravitational and magnetic pull at different sites. The …

6.2 Quake Hits Off Coast of Southern Mexico

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit off the coast of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas on Saturday shook as far away as El Salvador but brought no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake at 12:47 p.m. local time …

Minor Earthquake Reported in North Texas

A minor earthquake has been detected in North Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.2 magnitude quake happened at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, centered 49 miles southwest of Dallas near Cleburne. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. USGS says …