6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

U.S. 09/23/19, 23:59

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth ...

Update: Earthquake rattles Tokyo before Trump visit

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 03:01

The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo just before President Donald Trump's arrival Saturday but there was no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake, registering ...

Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

World 05/14/19, 09:50

A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) ...

Putin views launch of new submarine to carry nuclear drones

Europe 04/23/19, 13:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the launch of a new submarine intended to carry prospective underwater nuclear drones — a doomsday weapon capable of causing a devastating tsunami.During Tuesday's visit to a military shipyard in St. Petersburg, Putin viewed ...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii; no risk of tsunami

U.S. 04/13/19, 23:20

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. Saturday and had an epicenter about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Kailua-Kona, ...

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Science 12/29/18, 01:24

Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size.Indonesia's Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation says Anak Krakatau now has ...

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

Science 12/26/18, 23:29

Radar data from satellites, converted into images, shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau island volcano is dramatically smaller following a weekend eruption that triggered a deadly tsunami.Satellite photos aren't available because of cloud cover but radar images from a Japan Aerospace Exploration ...

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