Earthquakes Rock the United States
Earthquakes are putting the states to the test.(Chandler Cruttenden/Unsplash) A series of earthquakes have hit Texas, California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hawai’i, and Alaska. The United States took a small hit today compared to the rest of the world – all within a single day.
Near 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Pacific
A powerful earthquake hit in a highly volcanic area of the Pacific.(@GeroldGrotelueschen/iStock) An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 7.3 struck Macquarie Island in the Pacific. Later adjusted to 6.7, it was still powerful and enough to give seismologists reason to be on alert.
Another 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Pacific
Damaged road post earthquake.(Alex Iky/iStock) The Loyalty Islands are a group of Pacific islands within the French territory of New Caledonia. The islands are about nine hundred miles (fifteen hundred kilometers) east of Australia.
Atlantic Volcanoes Giving Signs They're About to Blow
Steam at a geothermal park in the Azores.(Carsten Brandt/iStock) The Azores Archipelagos is a group of nine islands in the Northern Atlantic Ocean and is a territory of Portugal. The islands have been creating a lot of commotion recently with thousands of earthquakes shaking things up.
An Earthquake of 6.7 Magnitude Hits Indonesia and Philippines
Strong, shallow underwater earthquakes hit western Indonesia and the Philippines' capital area on Monday, but no significant damage or tsunami warnings were issued. Volcanic Eruption(Photo by Mitsuo Komoriya)
Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake in California
California's status as an earthquake zone is a well-known fact. The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault. This fault extends about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) through the state. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and the North American Plate. The fault system under California is very active as the tectonic plates often move.