Earthquakes

Significant Earthquakes Past 30 Days

Today’s Earthquake Fact

One of man's persistent fears about earthquakes is that the Earth will open and swallow everyone and everything nearby. Shallow crevasses can form during earthquake-induced landslides, lateral spreads, or other types of ground failures. Faults, however, do not open up during an earthquake. Movement occurs along the plane of a fault, not perpendicular to it. If faults opened up, no earthquake would occur because there would be no friction to lock them together.

Today in Earthquake History

calendar
			icon

October 21, 1907
M 8.0, Russia – 12,000 deaths. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes. Two earthquakes destroyed… Read More

Magnitude 2.5+ Earthquakes Past Day

Real-time & Historical Earthquake Information

Significant Earthquake Archive

Errata for Latest Earthquakes