Hawaii: 5.3 Earthquake Hits Just Off Big Island

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawaii’s Big Island this week. The rumble occurred at around 2 pm local time, and hit just 34 miles off the southeastern coast of Pahala, Hawaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents throughout…

8.2 Quake Hits Eastern Russia, No Deaths Reported

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in the Sea of Okhotsk of Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was located just off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, in the far eastern part…

Earth Permanently Deformed After Earthquakes in Chile, Shows Study

A new study by geologists at Cornell University has shown that earthquakes can leave the Earth deformed. Cornell geologist Richard Allmendinger told LiveScience that strong earthquakes in Chile have left permanent cracks in the surface of the Earth. The findings…

7.2 Quake Off Japan Rocks Northern Islands

It seems that the planet’s recent surge of large earthquakes isn’t quite over. The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the islands North of Japan on Friday morning. The quake was centered around 250 km (155…

6.8 Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Papua new Guinea. This is the second large earthquake to hit around the world in as many days. The U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) is reporting that the 6.6 magnitude earthquake was centered 18 km…

4.7 California Quake: Aftershocks Continue to Shake SoCal

For a second day, small aftershocks continue to rumble beneath Southern California. The aftershocks are the result of a 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred Monday. The Earthquake was centered under Riverside County, but could be felt in both Los Angeles…

Mysterious Earthquakes Rock Wisconsin Town

Scientists are looking into a series of low-magnitude earthquakes that have hit a small Wisconsin town recently. The mysterious part is, geologists say that quakes of such low magnitude aren’t generally felt by anyone and are only recorded on seismographs;…

Twitter: We Are Faster Than An Earthquake

Twitter’s new promotion is that their service moves faster than an earthquake. The impetus for this little video posted on their YouTube channel is obviously the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast late last month. The quake, centered…

Earthquake Hits East Coast

Earthquakes have been hitting various places across the United States today. A quake of a reported 5.8 magnitude hit the east coast. According to The Weather Channel, the quake’s epicenter was in Virginia and reports claim that it was felt…

Earthquake, Tsunami Talk Takes Over Web

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and caused a powerful tsunami has captured the Web’s full attention.  This morning, nine out of the ten trending topics on Twitter relate to the natural disasters, the top Google Trends look rather…