Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were n...

Experts warn Puerto Rico not prepared for big earthquakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than two years ago, Hurricane Maria revealed that Puerto Rico was utterly unprepared for a powerful hurricane despite its location in one of the world’s most storm-vu...

Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; local tsunami risk reported

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, creating the risk of tsunami in nearby areas. The U.S. Geological Survey r...

Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 qu...

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck in the Molucca Sea. The U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday that the ma...

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan's Meteorol...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO (AP) — Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued.

Officials at Hawaii tsunami center say fake alert circulated

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a tsunami monitoring center in Hawaii say a fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and subsequent tidal wave. News outlets reported Tues...

Violent earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A shallow, violent offshore quake hit Papua New Guinea's remote New Britain island late on Tuesday. The 7.5 magnitude quake initially triggered a tsunami warning. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Ce...

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits city in southwest Japan

MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit near Miyazaki in southwestern Japan. The agency says the earthquake struck at 8:48 a.m. Friday a...

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

BULOLO, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. The quake hit around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday about 33 kilometers (21 m...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii; no risk of tsunami

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. The agency says the quake hit about 5 p.m. and ha...

Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile's coast; no reports of damage

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has shaken cities on Chile's northern coast. No damages have been reported so far, but Chile's National Emergency Office ordered a preventative evacua...

Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

ADAK, Alaska (AP) — Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System s...

Strong undersea quake reported off southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday and the head of the country's quake-monitoring agency advised people in a southeastern...