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Earthquakes

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  • Where's the app for an earthquake warning?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that the University of California, Berkeley's earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of people who receive its messages, but most folks...
  • San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated

    San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated
    San Francisco will become the first city in California to close a major loophole in laws that are supposed to keep schoolchildren safe during earthquakes with a vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board unanimously approved a law that would...
  • No damage reported as 7.1 quake strikes northwest of Guam

    (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at more than 100 miles (160 km) deep, USGS...
  • Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage

    TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centered in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast...
  • Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates

    Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates
    A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile...
  • Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes

    DENVER (Reuters) - The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study...
  • Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Inyokern, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 21 miles from Inyokern, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:56 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27...
  • Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon in San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:16 p.m. PDT at a depth of 8.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 3 miles from Hemet,...
  • Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Covelo

    Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Covelo
    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 6 miles from Covelo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:17 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 41 miles from Ukiah,...
  • Napa Valley plans four-day event to raise funds for quake victims

    How can you help Napa Valley recover from the recent earthquake? Come out and play. That's the message from chefs, winemakers, vineyards and business owners in California's wine country who have banded together to organize food and wine events and other...
  • President Obama issues disaster declaration for Napa quake

    President Obama issues disaster declaration for Napa quake
    President Obama declared California a major disaster site Thursday, unlocking federal funds for recovery efforts in the areas affected by the 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa last month. The Aug. 24 quake resulted in one fatality and more than 280...
  • Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Tahoe Vista, Calif.

    Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Tahoe Vista, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon two miles from Tahoe Vista, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:08 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...