(CNN) — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami. A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George
When an earthquake strikes, the instinct of many Californians is to ask: Which fault ruptured — the Newport-Inglewood, the Hayward, the mighty San Andreas? New research shows that the Ridgecrest earthquakes
The seismic storm that unleashed more than 1,000 small earthquakes in San Bernardino and Riverside counties these last three weeks elicited what has become a typical reaction in quake country. To some,
If you live in Fontana, you wouldn’t be blamed if you felt a case of the jitters. A swarm of earthquakes has shown remarkable staying power in the area around the Southern California city. Caltech seismologist
“You could call them phantom quakes,” one geologist says of the tectonic phenomena known as slow slip events. Back in the summer of 2016, a big earthquake struck northwestern Turkey. That’s not so unusual,
A powerful temblor in Indonesia offered a detailed look at supershear, a phenomenon that can create the geologic version of a sonic boom. When the earthquake struck on September 28, 2018, Indonesia's island
(CNN) — Fears of an incoming natural disaster in Japan are swirling online after sightings of a deep-water fish believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis. On Friday, two oarfish were discovered
If an earthquake of the same severity as the Northridge Earthquake, which devastated Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, struck today, how many Angelenos would be better prepared than they were in 1994?
Moderate earthquakes aren’t releasing enough stress along the region’s faults. They’re actually making it worse. The sun poked through small breaks in Nepal's overcast skies on the brisk spring morning
Twenty five years ago, at 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, the Northridge earthquake shook Angelenos from their beds. For those of us who lived through it, the memories of chaos early in the morning are unforgettable.
An intense temblor in Mexico was just the latest example of an enigmatic type of earthquake with highly destructive potential. On September 7, 2017, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico, dozens
(CNN) — A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the preliminary report from the Geological