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April 7, 2024 at 1:48 PM

More aftershocks following rare Northeast earthquake

More than 30 aftershocks have happened since the rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake on Friday that was felt as far south as Washington, D.C., and up to Maine.
April 7, 2024 at 1:48 PM
More aftershocks following rare Northeast earthquake
April 7, 2024 at 3:14 AM

Aftershocks continue to rattle Northeast following Friday’s earthquake

The surprise quake is the strongest to hit the region in nearly 140 years.
April 7, 2024 at 3:14 AM
Aftershocks continue to rattle Northeast following Friday’s earthquake
April 7, 2024 at 2:34 AM

Here are notable earthquakes felt in the NYC region

Earthquakes along the Atlantic Seaboard are "uncommon but not unheard of," according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
April 7, 2024 at 2:34 AM
How Friday’s earthquake measures up to previous ones in the region
April 6, 2024 at 7:26 PM

New York City's skyscrapers are built to withstand most earthquakes

Skyscrapers are built with enough flexibility to withstand moderate shaking.
April 6, 2024 at 7:26 PM
New York's skyscrapers not as vulnerable to quakes as they might seem
April 6, 2024 at 7:01 PM

New Jersey, New York City rocked by rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the Northeast Friday morning, shaking buildings from New Jersey to New York City and Connecticut.
April 6, 2024 at 7:01 PM
East Coast rocked by one of its largest earthquakes in the last century
April 6, 2024 at 3:42 PM

East Coast hit with rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake

Experts warn that possible aftershocks following the tremors can continue for days.
April 6, 2024 at 3:42 PM
East Coast hit with rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake
April 6, 2024 at 4:37 AM

By The Numbers: Earthquakes

A look at the numbers behind the magnitude of earthquakes that have rocked the world as a 4.8 magnitude earthquake recorded on the East Coast became the strongest earthquake in the area since 1884.
April 6, 2024 at 4:37 AM
By The Numbers: Earthquakes
April 6, 2024 at 2:48 AM

Rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake leaves Northeast shook

The 4.8 magnitude earthquake that surprised the Northeast was centered in New Jersey and shook from Washington, D.C. up to Maine. ABCs Victor Oquendo speaks to Dr. Angie Lux about the rare occurrence.
April 6, 2024 at 2:48 AM
Rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake leaves Northeast shook
April 6, 2024 at 2:45 AM

4.8 magnitude earthquake shakes New York City, New Jersey

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Northeast Friday morning, shaking buildings in several states, including New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
April 6, 2024 at 2:45 AM
4.8 magnitude earthquake shakes New York City, New Jersey
April 5, 2024 at 11:50 PM

Rare 4.8 earthquake strikes US northeast

Lucy Jones, seismologist and founder of Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society joins ABC News Live to discuss.
April 5, 2024 at 11:50 PM
Rare 4.8 earthquake strikes US northeast
April 5, 2024 at 10:28 PM

4.8 magnitude earthquake is 4th-strongest in NYC area

Tremors from the quake were felt from Washington, D.C. to New England
April 5, 2024 at 10:28 PM
4.8 magnitude earthquake is 4th-strongest in NYC area
April 5, 2024 at 10:11 PM

Here’s how to stay safe during an earthquake

While it may be hard to predict when an earthquake will strike, emergency management experts say there are steps that anyone can take to stay safe.
April 5, 2024 at 10:11 PM
Here’s how to stay safe during an earthquake
April 5, 2024 at 8:24 PM

New York state taking earthquake 'extremely seriously': Gov. Hochul

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the Northeast Friday morning.
April 5, 2024 at 8:24 PM
New York state taking earthquake 'extremely seriously': Gov. Hochul
April 5, 2024 at 7:17 PM

Earthquake shakes Yankee Stadium ahead of home opener

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was felt across the Northeast on Friday morning.
April 5, 2024 at 7:17 PM
Earthquake shakes Yankee Stadium ahead of home opener
April 5, 2024 at 6:37 PM

Northeast quake rattles residents: 'A roller coaster under my house'

Residents react to an earthquake that hit New Jersey on Friday. It could be felt in New York City and as far as Washington, D.C., and Maine.
April 5, 2024 at 6:37 PM
'A roller coaster under my house': Northeast quake rattles residents
April 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM

New Jersey governor says there was limited earthquake damage in and around epicenter

The earthquake was centered near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and could be felt as far south as Washington, D.C., and as far north as Maine.
April 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM
New Jersey governor says there was limited earthquake damage in and around epicenter
April 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM

Are buildings in major Northeast cities able to withstand earthquakes?

UCLA professor of engineering John Wallace compares the readiness of West and East Coast cities.
April 5, 2024 at 5:58 PM
Are buildings in major Northeast cities able to withstand earthquakes?
April 5, 2024 at 5:31 PM

Yonkers mayor reacts to 4.8 magnitude earthquake

Yonkers is about 50 miles from the epicenter of one of the largest earthquakes to happen in the Northeast.
April 5, 2024 at 5:31 PM
Yonkers mayor reacts to 4.8 magnitude earthquake
April 5, 2024 at 4:16 PM

New York Gov. Hochul gives update following earthquake that shook Northeast

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the immediate aftermath of the quake.
April 5, 2024 at 4:16 PM
New York Gov. Hochul gives update following earthquake that shook Northeast
April 5, 2024 at 3:16 PM

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits New York City, New Jersey area

The effects were felt in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.
April 5, 2024 at 3:16 PM
4.8 magnitude earthquake hits New York City, New Jersey area
April 5, 2024 at 1:52 AM

Taiwan earthquake death toll climbs to 10, with hundreds still stranded

At least 11 people were missing and some 705 people were stranded or trapped, authorities said.
April 5, 2024 at 1:52 AM
Taiwan earthquake death toll climbs to 10, with hundreds still stranded
April 4, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Rescue efforts continue following Taiwan earthquake

Taiwanese officials are saying more than 700 people are still trapped.
April 4, 2024 at 6:50 PM
Rescue efforts continue following Taiwan earthquake
April 4, 2024 at 2:25 PM

10 dead in earthquake in Taiwan, more than 1,000 injured

Emergency crews are racing to rescue hundreds of people still trapped in damaged buildings as Taiwan recovers from its strongest earthquake in 25 years.
April 4, 2024 at 2:25 PM
10 dead in earthquake in Taiwan, more than 1,000 injured
April 4, 2024 at 2:03 PM

Search for survivors after 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

ABC News’ Marcus Moore reports on the search-and-rescue efforts after the country was rocked by the one of the strongest earthquakes in nearly 25 years.
April 4, 2024 at 2:03 PM
Search for survivors after 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan
April 4, 2024 at 4:57 AM

Taiwan earthquake updates: 9 dead, hundreds injured in 7.4 magnitude quake

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred in Taiwan at 7:58 a.m. local time.
April 4, 2024 at 4:57 AM
Taiwan earthquake updates: 9 dead, hundreds injured in 7.4 magnitude quake
April 4, 2024 at 2:54 AM

Why is Taiwan so exposed to earthquakes and so well prepared to withstand them?

Taiwan was struck Wednesday by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter of a century
April 4, 2024 at 2:54 AM
April 4, 2024 at 1:34 AM

Taiwan earthquake: 9 dead, hundreds injured in 7.4 magnitude trembler

Taiwan's most powerful earthquake in 25 years killed at least nine people and injured over 1,000 on Wednesday morning.
April 4, 2024 at 1:34 AM
Taiwan earthquake: 9 dead, hundreds injured in 7.4 magnitude trembler
April 3, 2024 at 4:32 PM

Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake shook the entire island of Taiwan at 7:58 local time on Wednesday, leaving at least nine people dead and more than 900 injured, Taiwanese officials said.
April 3, 2024 at 4:32 PM
Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan
April 3, 2024 at 2:34 PM

More than 70 miners trapped in Taiwan following 7.4 magnitude quake

At least nine people are dead, with hundreds reported injured.
April 3, 2024 at 2:34 PM
More than 70 miners trapped in Taiwan following 7.4 magnitude quake
April 3, 2024 at 6:27 AM

Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan

Taiwan was hit by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake which was followed by a smaller 6.5 quake.
April 3, 2024 at 6:27 AM
Powerful earthquake strikes Taiwan
March 29, 2024 at 12:46 PM

Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes southern Illinois; no damage or injuries reported

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake has been reported in southern Illinois, near the Missouri state line
March 29, 2024 at 12:46 PM
Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes southern Illinois; no damage or injuries reported
March 29, 2024 at 12:46 PM

Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes southern Illinois; no damage or injuries reported

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake has been reported in southern Illinois, near the Missouri state line
March 29, 2024 at 12:46 PM
Magnitude 2.8 earthquake shakes southern Illinois; no damage or injuries reported
March 29, 2024 at 12:21 PM

A moderately strong earthquake has struck southern Greece. No injuries are reported

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck southern Greece off the coast of the western Peloponnese
March 29, 2024 at 12:21 PM
A moderately strong earthquake struck southern Greece. No injuries, damage reported
2 months ago

Earthquakes strike Hawaii and Southern California

No serious damage has been reported for the 5.7 magnitude tremor in Hawaii while California's quake came in at 4.6 magnitude.
2 months ago
Earthquakes strike Hawaii and Southern California
2 months ago

Earthquakes rattle Malibu, Hawaii's Big Island

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Pahala on Hawaii's Big Island hours before a 4.7 quake hit Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
2 months ago
Earthquakes rattle Malibu, Hawaii's Big Island
2 months ago

Earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island, 'strong shaking' in many areas

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island on Friday.
2 months ago
Earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island, 'strong shaking' in many areas
2 months ago

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island

ABC News' Terry Moran speaks with KITV reporter Jeremy Lee who lives in Hilo on the Big Island.
2 months ago
 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island
2 months ago

5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Oklahoma City

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of Oklahoma late Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
2 months ago
5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Oklahoma City
3 months ago

Earthquake hits Alaska

A 5.3 magnitude quake was detected near Salcha.
3 months ago
Earthquake hits Alaska
3 months ago

Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the devastating Northridge Earthquake

ABC News’ Will Carr reflects on the Northridge Earthquake that devastated southern California in 1994 and what lessons it taught experts about earthquake planning.
3 months ago
Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the devastating Northridge Earthquake
3 months ago

Multiple earthquakes hit Oklahoma City metro area, including 2 of 4.4 magnitude

A series of earthquakes rattled the Oklahoma City metro area Friday evening and Saturday morning, including two 4.4 magnitude earthquakes.
3 months ago
Multiple earthquakes hit Oklahoma City metro area, including 2 of 4.4 magnitude
3 months ago

Rare earthquake rattles Queens, Roosevelt Island

Residents of Queens were awakened by a rare earthquake in New York City on Tuesday morning.
3 months ago
Rare earthquake rattles Queens, Roosevelt Island
3 months ago

Small earthquake rattles parts of NYC

The magnitude 1.7 quake gave a jolt to residents in Manhattan and Queens.
3 months ago
Small earthquake rattles parts of NYC
3 months ago

Aftershocks rattle Japan as death toll rises after powerful earthquake

At least 55 people are dead after a massive earthquake struck the west coast Monday, according to The Associated Press.
3 months ago
Aftershocks rattle Japan as death toll rises after powerful earthquake
3 months ago

7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Japan's coast

The race for survivors is underway as the death toll reaches 48.
3 months ago
7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Japan's coast
3 months ago

At least 8 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Japan, triggering tsunami warning

At least eight people have died after a powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck Japan on Monday, officials said.
3 months ago
At least 8 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Japan, triggering tsunami warning
3 months ago

Massive earthquake strikes Japan, triggering tsunami warning

The magnitude 7.5 quake hit on New Year's Day, with tens of thousands facing power outages in the cold.
3 months ago
Massive earthquake strikes Japan, triggering tsunami warning
3 months ago

Eyewitness captures quake chaos at Japan train station

An eyewitness captured scenes of panic in a train station in Kanazawa city after a massive earthquake hit central Japan.
3 months ago
Eyewitness captures quake chaos at Japan train station
3 months ago

Panic, destruction seen after powerful earthquake strikes western Japan

Footage showed buildings shaking, a massive fire and crowds panicking after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Japan.
3 months ago
Panic, destruction seen after powerful earthquake strikes western Japan
4 months ago

1 dead in earthquake that sparked tsunami warning in the Philippines

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded further earthquakes on Sunday with magnitudes of 6.6 and 6.9, but there were no tsunami alerts.
4 months ago
1 dead in earthquake that sparked tsunami warning in the Philippines