The Smartphone’s Next Frontier: Earthquake Early Warning System

A new study has shown that smartphones can be used to create an earthquake early warning system, providing an inexpensive option for many countries.

Android Phones Will Now Provide Earthquake Detection

Google has just announced a major upgrade to Android: The Android Earthquake Alerts System.

N.J. Earthquake Rocks Several Areas on Friday Morning

A N.J. earthquake rocked several areas about 35 miles outside of New York City on Friday morning. It was about 3:41 a.m. when the 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck approximately two miles north of Bernardsville, N.J. USGS geophysicist Zachery Reeves said…

Michigan Earthquake on Tuesday Registers 3.3 Magnitude

A Michigan earthquake that rattled the state on Tuesday registered 3.3 on the richter scale.The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, has confirmed that the earthquake struck Michigan about seven miles NE of Union City in Calhoun County, at about…

Tsunami Warning For Japan Downgraded

A tsunami warning that was issued for Japan was downgraded to a watch at about 10 am local time. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake, for which the epicenter was at a depth of about 14 miles, shook much of northeast Japan.…

Tsunami Warning After Indonesia Quake Cancelled

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit at 10:31 am Saturday morning, local time, off the coast of the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, prompting the issue of a tsunami warning, which was later called off. The U.S. Geological Survey said the…

Tsunami In Japan Is Not Happening After 5.6 Earthquake

Even though buildings in Tokyo were shaking because of the latest 5.6 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday, no Tsunami warning was sounded. That’s because experts in Japan were positive a tsunami was not going to happen. And it didn’t happen.…

Alaska Earthquake Reaches 5.1 Near Fairbanks

Earthquakes in Alaska are giving locals a good shaking. This weekend, the biggest one reached a 5.1 magnitude, and even landed its own Associated Press report. The event happened Saturday night, 7:06 P.M. Alaska Daylight Time, 43 miles northwest of…

Hawaii: Earthquakes And Hurricanes, Oh My!

As Hawaii braces for a hurricane, it is also recovering from an earthquake that struck Thursday. The quake measured a 4.5 on the Richter scale and struck near Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island. The earthquake was…

Earthquake Kills at Least 398 People in China

At 4:30 pm local time (4:30 am EST), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Chinese province of Yunnan. The epicenter of the quake was recorded some 230 miles northeast of Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan province. Current estimates state…

Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake In Alaska

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Aleutian Islands after a strong earthquake struck Alaska on Monday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 12:38 p.m. and measured an 8.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was centered about…

San Andreas Fault Stressed By Irrigation

On Wednesday, the journal of Nature released their most recent findings regarding the San Andreas Fault. According to the study, excessive irrigation could be aggravating the fault, causing more frequent earthquakes. GPS readings have shown that parts of the floor…

Mexico Earthquake Hits Coast And Capital City

An earthquake hit the pacific coast of Mexico at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, leaving residents of Mexico City startled but unharmed. The earthquake registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter located in the state of Guerrero,…

Thailand Earthquake A Magnitude 6.0

The earthquake that shook northern Thailand and parts of Myanmar early on Monday is now reported as a magnitude 6.0. The quake was centered 6 miles south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 17 miles southwest of Chiang Rai. Only light…

Thailand Earthquake Causes Minimal Damage

Just hours after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tokyo, a strong earthquake hit northern Thailand and Myanmar. The Thailand earthquake damaged several homes, businesses and temples, but so far, no casualties have been reported. The earthquake measured 6.0 on the…

Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake…

Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still…

Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves 23 Injured

An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude hit western Nicaragua on Thursday evening, leaving at least 23 people injured in one town, and an aftershock 20 miles to the south followed. The earthquake shook houses and at least 23 people were…

Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated…

Chile Earthquake Evacuees Return Home

Citizens of the Chilean city of Iquique were permitted to return home Wednesday morning, after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 earthquake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. Similar sized waves were also reported in the coastal towns Pisagua…