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  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:44 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...
  • Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Alturas

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning 45 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:47 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 97 miles from...
  • Earthquake strikes southern Greece, felt in Athens

    ATHENS (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook southern Greece on Friday and was felt as far as Athens but there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage. The quake measured 5.7 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and...
  • Shaking from Napa earthquake was highest ever recorded in area

    Shaking from Napa earthquake was highest ever recorded in area
    The ground-shaking during the magnitude 6.0 Napa earthquake was the highest level recorded in modern times for downtown Napa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The ground motion recorded in downtown Napa came very close to the maximum level of...
  • Napa quake: Gov. Brown asks for federal disaster declaration

    Napa quake: Gov. Brown asks for federal disaster declaration
    Gov. Jerry Brown has officially requested that President Obama declare a disaster for the counties affected by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Napa, Calif., last month. The Aug. 24 quake resulted in more than 280 injuries, devastated...
  • Napa earthquake brought ground ruptures, highest shaking on record

    Napa earthquake brought ground ruptures, highest shaking on record
    The ground-shaking during the magnitude 6.0 Napa earthquake was the highest level recorded in modern times for downtown Napa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was particularly bad because the force headed north from the epicenter,...
  • Coastal quake risk: Japan on watch, Pacific Northwest 'essentially blind'

    TOKYO If you expect your sensors to transmit data from the seafloor for a decade or more, it pays to do a lot of testing upfront. That's why Eiichiro Araki and fellow researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology set up shop...
  • Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near San Jacinto, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near San Jacinto, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:38 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three miles...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Napa

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning seven miles from Napa, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:56 a.m. PDT at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • Earthquake study drifts as scientists seek money

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Earthquake scientists are striving to save a pioneering project buried 2 miles under a pasture in California's Central Valley that could one day reveal the hidden mechanics of quakes like the one that jolted Napa last week and the...
  • Japan ignores skeptics, keeps goal of earthquake prediction

    TOKYO In a nondescript government building near the Imperial Palace, a team of Japanese seismologists stands ready to predict an earthquake. All day, every day, they monitor data from dozens of tiltmeters, strain gauges and other instruments deployed...