As of October 2015, recent earthquakes occurred 11 miles southwest of Medford Oklahoma, about 19 miles southwest of Ovalle, Chile and 17 miles north of Sorong, Indonesia. Three significant earthquakes occurred in the vic... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

Go to the United States Geological Survey's earthquake monitoring website to find out the latest earthquake information. The USGS tracks seismic activity worldwide using many different resources and provides numerous mon... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

A USGS earthquake map is available at, as of 2015. The United States Geological Survey website features a map that shows the locations of the latest earthquakes on the North American continent. More » Geography Maps & Cartography

Some of the worst earthquakes in history happened in Chile in 1960; off the coast of Honshu in Japan in 2011; off the coast of northern Sumatra in 2004; and in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in 1964. These quakes were mag... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded include the Chilean earthquake of 1960, the Prince William Sound earthquake of 1964 and the earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004. Other large earthquakes occurred in Sen... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

Japan is prone to earthquakes because it is within 125 miles of large tectonic plates that frequently clash together. These plates move closer together each year, further increasing the risk of earthquakes. One famous ex... More »

The largest recorded earthquake occurred in Chile in 1960. Measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale, it killed or injured 5,000 people, left 2 million homeless and damaged coasts along the Pacific Ocean. It may also have led t... More »