Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.» Read More
LONDON, May 9- Central Oklahoma faces a significantly increased risk of a damaging earthquake, and the threat is probably related to oil and gas extraction, the U.S. Geological Survey warned on Monday.
SANTIAGO, April 30- A medium-sized earthquake struck central Chile on Wednesday afternoon, rattling buildings in the capital of Santiago but not causing any damage, according to the country's emergency office.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports drilling has been halted indefinitely at one drilling site in Ohio after state regulators there linked drilling to earthquake activity.
State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.
Chile's emergency office ordered a preventive evacuation of the coastline following an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 late on Wednesday.
Following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Panama. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.
Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.
Brian Shiro, Geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says while Chile and Peru face the highest risk of a tsunami, Hawaii could also face 1 to 3 foot waves.
Robert Williams of the U.S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake which struck Chile has a depth of 20 kilometers and could potentially displace the sea floor to produce a tsunami.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports Friday's 5.1 earthquake scared many homeowners.
Lucy Jones, USGS seismologist, provides insight on what the duration and frequency of earthquakes signals about future quakes.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Fullerton, California, where home owners are looking into earthquake insurance.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the 5.1 earthquake that hit Southern California on Friday night.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest details following Friday's 5.1 earthquake.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the troubling factors of Monday's 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.
An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck in Los Angeles Monday morning. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the USGS warning system notified of the quake a few seconds beforehand.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning. The quake was followed by a much smaller quake about an hour later.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.
Twenty years ago the devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake that killed 75 people and left 125,000 homeless shook California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports then and now.