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Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

The last known major quake on the San Andreas fault occurred in 1857, but three quakes over the last 2,000 years on nearby faults made ground just outside Los Angeles city limits sink as much as three feet, according to a study published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off Solomon islands: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the second powerful tremor in the islands to Australia`s north in less than two weeks.

Quake of magnitude 7.4 strikes northwest of Ascension Island: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck 975 km (606 miles) northwest of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS )reported.

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued.

6.9 earthquake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

Vanuatu is part of the "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Earthquake today in Tajikistan

Earthquake today in Tajikistan

As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck 109 kilometres west of Murghob at a depth of 28.7 earthquake.

Powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile kills at least five, 1 million evacuated

Powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile kills at least five, 1 million evacuated

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, killing five people and forcing 1 million to flee their homes.