FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of fatalities and significant damage surfacing quickly in its aftermath. Officials say the towns of Accumoli and Amatrice appear to be the hardest hit by the quake, which struck at 3:36 a.m. local time as most residents slept inside their […]

A series of minor earthquakes jolted the Phoenix area Sunday night, sending shock waves through several cities. All three took place near Black Canyon City,…

On crowded streets where fragile concrete homes collapsed and anguished people searched through rubble for loved ones, Haitians paused to remember the devastating January 2010…

CLEVELAND – An earthquake originating in Canada Friday morning sent tremors down to northeast Ohio. The quake just northwest of Ottawa was originally reported as…

  via CNN A tsunami spawned by an earthquake in Canada sent waves and fear thousands of miles away to Hawaii, where some residents scrambled to higher land and prepared for a fierce impact. While the waves that lashed Hawaii early Sunday may have been smaller than originally feared, the danger has not yet passed, […]

A strong earthquake shook northern Japan on Wednesday evening, causing small tidal changes on its Pacific coastline but no damage or injury was reported. Several towns issued evacuation orders or advisories to residents nearest the coast. A swelling of 20 centimeters (8 inches) was observed in the port of Hachinohe in Aomori, northern Japan, about […]

via CNN A major earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, near the city of Van. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 7.3, though Turkey’s National Earthquake Monitoring Center reported a magnitude of 6.6. The USGS reported a depth of 4.5 miles, or 7.2 km; the center in Turkey said the quake was about […]

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.

An earthquake hit Virginia and Washington D.C. at a magnitude of 5.9 earlier this afternoon around 2 p.m.. Residents in New York City said they felt several tremors earlier this afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage. It is not clear how far the earthquake spread, but tremors were felt throughout New York City […]

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal and state officials have concluded that the small amount of radiation reaching Southern California from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor pose no significant health risk.

via New York Daily News U.S. military vessels began arriving in Japan Saturday as the international relief effort for the devastated island nation began to take shape. Dubbed Operation Tomodachi – Japanese for “friendship” – American forces based near Tokyo are leading military and humanitarian assistance missions from Europe, Asia and beyond. “We have units […]

via CNN As Japan buckles from a powerful earthquake and a devastating tsunami, residents on Sunday hoped they are spared an even more catastrophic fate: a widespread release of radiation from damaged nuclear plants. By Sunday afternoon, the death toll from the country’s strongest earthquake in more than a century and the crushing walls of […]