Earthquake rattles southwest Virginia town

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake rattled a southwest Virginia town early Tuesday morning. The United States Geological Survey says the quake struck Independence, Virginia around 5:25 a.m.

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Peru

The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook southern Peru on Thursday, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Powerful quake strikes New Zealand, prompting tsunami warnings

The U.S. Geological Agency said the magnitude 7.7 quake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) southeast of the Loyalty Islands. The shaking was not expected to cause significant damage or fatalities on land.

Powerful earthquake near Alaska triggers tsunami warning

A powerful earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean south of the Alaska Peninsula on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 7.5-magnitude earthquake prompted the National Tsunami Center to issue a tsunami warning for south Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula.