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  • Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Piru, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening seven miles from Piru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:18 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 8.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles...
  • Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Cambria, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening four miles from Cambria, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 2.5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 21...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Alturas

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 35 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:13 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 48 miles from...
  • As lava nears homes in Hawaii, residents brace for evacuation order

    Cassandra Pensa met her husband, Clinton Barricklow, in Northern California and decided to go to Hawaii eight years ago to fulfill their dream of living off the land. They eventually moved to Ka'ohe Homesteads, a rural area where the land was affordable...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Carpinteria

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Carpinteria
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday evening 3 miles from Carpinteria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:38 p.m. PDT at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 10 miles from...
  • 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,...
  • In Hawaii, emergency declared as lava approaches subdivisions

    Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area. “We are taking this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Study: Warmer ocean harms South Florida's coral reefs

    Coral reefs may like warm weather, but they don't like it that warm. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that global warming has caused South Florida's corals to bleach more often, expelling the algae that helps them obtain energy. The study...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Hollister

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 11 miles from Hollister, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight...