April 1, 2020

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked southern Idaho on Tuesday evening, the most powerful temblor to strike the state in decades.

The quake was centered 19 miles northwest of Stanley and roughly 78 miles northeast of Boise, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It hit at around 5:52 p.m., and was felt across seven states. About 30 minutes later, there was a 4.6 magnitude aftershock. There have been no reports of injuries or major structural damage.

Lee Liberty, a geophysics professor at Boise State University, told the Idaho Press that there is a pattern of large earthquakes striking in the area every 20 years or so. The biggest quake in Idaho history was the 6.9-magnitude Borah Peak earthquake in 1983, which left two people dead. Catherine Garcia

July 4, 2019

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck a remote area of Southern California on Thursday morning, rattling the entire region.

The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, about 125 miles from Los Angeles. It was felt across Southern California and as far away as Las Vegas. There have been no reports of any injuries, but people near the epicenter said they had items fall off shelves and Kern County Fire tweeted that it is dealing with structure fires "in and around the city of Ridgecrest."

Seismologist Lucy Jones told reporters that Southern California residents should "be expecting lots of aftershocks," estimating there is a "greater than 50-50 chance" an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 or higher could hit Thursday afternoon. This was the biggest temblor to hit the region in 25 years; the 1994 Northridge quake in Los Angeles County had a 6.6 magnitude, left dozens of people dead, and caused billions in damage. Catherine Garcia

November 25, 2018

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked western Iran on Sunday, leaving at least 361 people injured.

The quake was centered 12 miles from Sarpol Zahab in Kermanshah province, about six miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It hit near the border with Iraq, and was felt as far away as Baghdad. Iran's Fars News Agency says that several rural homes and buildings have been damaged, with no fatalities reported. Catherine Garcia

August 5, 2018

At least 82 people were killed after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday evening.

Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said hundreds of people are injured and thousands of homes damaged, and most of the dead were killed when their houses collapsed. The shaking was felt in Bali, and the quake damaged buildings there as well. A tsunami warning was issued, but has been lifted.

Lombok is a tourist destination known for its beaches and mountains, and last week, 16 people there were killed when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the island. Catherine Garcia

June 18, 2018

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Monday morning north of Osaka, Japan, causing walls to collapse and fires to break out around the city.

Authorities say at least three people were killed — two elderly men and a 9-year-old girl who died at school after a concrete wall collapsed on her — and more than 40 injured. Flights were canceled and train and subway service suspended so officials could look for any possible damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck shortly after 8 a.m. at a depth of about eight miles. Catherine Garcia

February 17, 2018

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific coast of Mexico Friday, leaving about one million homes and businesses without power.

No one was killed by the initial quake, but 13 people died and several more were injured when a military helicopter crashed onto two vehicles while surveying the damage. Mexico's interior minister and the governor of the state of Oaxaca were both in the helicopter when it went down, but neither was injured.

Friday's earthquake was unusually long, and it was followed by 225 aftershocks. It comes less than half a year after a September quake killed more than 300 people in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Many Mexico City residents were heard repeating, "Oh God, not again," while Friday's tremors hit.

This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout. Bonnie Kristian

January 14, 2018

At least two people were killed and another 65 injured by a magnitude-7.1 earthquake in Peru Sunday morning. More than a dozen people remain missing as relief efforts begin. The quake struck off Peru's coast in the Pacific Ocean shortly after 4 a.m. local time.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts" as a result of the tremors but soon declared the tsunami threat had passed. Arequipa district Gov. Yamila Orosio said on Twitter some adobe houses have collapsed and there are reports of power outages from the earthquake. Bonnie Kristian

November 12, 2017

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake that shook the city of Halabja, Iraq, on Sunday killed at least 104 people in Iraq and Iran, officials said.

The temblor was centered 217 miles north of Baghdad near the border with Iran. Iran's semi-official Fars News reports at least 1,000 people in the country were injured, and the governor of Sulaimaniya told CNN four people died in eastern Iraq and dozens more were wounded. Shaking was also felt in Turkey, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Lebanon, news agencies in those countries reported. Catherine Garcia

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