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Strong California Quake Leaves 70K Without Power
Strong California Quake
Leaves 70K Without Power

Strong California Quake Leaves 70K Without Power

2 dead after 6.4 temblor

(Newser) - At least two people died Tuesday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit California's Humboldt County. At least 12 others were injured, CNN reports. Residents were describing the quake as particularly violent, the Los Angeles Times reports: "It was the most intense earthquake that I’ve felt,”...

6.2 Quake Hits Off California Coast
6.2 Quake Hits
Off California Coast

6.2 Quake Hits Off California Coast

Shaking was felt hundreds of miles away, but no tsunami warning was issued

(Newser) - A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake quake shook northern California Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The United States Geological Survey said the quake was centered in the ocean around 24 miles west of Petrolia and 44 miles southwest of Eureka, KTLA reports....

Calif. Quake: 'Wine Everywhere,' 'Probably a Lot of Frightened Cats'

Magnitude 4.3 temblor jolted S. California Friday, though no reports of serious injuries, damage

(Newser) - Los Angeles County's weekend started off with a jolt, with a magnitude 4.3 quake hitting the area around Carson, Calif., on Friday evening. The US Geological Survey reports that shaking from the temblor, which hit right before 8pm local time, was felt throughout multiple counties, including Orange and...

A Major Earthquake Fault in California Just Woke Up
A Major Earthquake Fault
in California Just Woke Up
the rundown

A Major Earthquake Fault in California Just Woke Up

Garlock Fault showing activity for first time in modern history after this summer's tremors

(Newser) - You've heard of the San Andreas Fault. Meet the smaller, lesser-known Garlock Fault, also in California. It hasn't gotten many headlines over the years because the Garlock has been essentially sleeping for the past 500 years or so. But after the summer's two major quakes in and...

July 4 Quake May Have Killed a Nevada Man

He was found pinned under vehicle

(Newser) - The 6.4 magnitude earthquake that shook California on July 4 may have been deadly after all. Police in neighboring Nevada say a 56-year-old man found dead under his vehicle in Pahrump, a town around 150 miles away from the epicenter, was likely working on the Jeep when the earthquake...

Biggest Quake in 20 Years Hits S. Calif., Day After Other Big Temblor
Big Temblor
Is Followed by
Worst Quake
in 20 Years
the rundown

Big Temblor Is Followed by Worst Quake in 20 Years

The aftershocks may continue for years

(Newser) - A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads, and caused several injuries, authorities and residents say. The quake—preceded by Thursday's 6.4 magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert—was the largest Southern California temblor in at...

Stronger Quake Could Hit California Within Days

State has felt more than 150 aftershock

(Newser) - California hasn't stopped shaking after its strongest earthquake in 20 years . The 6.4 magnitude quake that hit the Mojave Desert Thursday morning was followed by at least 159 aftershocks of magnitude 2.5 and higher, including six higher than magnitude 4, says United States Geological Survey seismologist Robert...

Biggest Quake in 20 Years Hits Southern California

Region braces for more aftershocks

(Newser) - A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries but a swarm of aftershocks was reported. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33am in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles northeast...

Southern California Shaken by Strongest Quake in Years

No major damage reported in 5.3 temblor

(Newser) - Southern California was shaken by its strongest earthquake in years Thursday, and while there were no reports of major damage, plenty of residents were alarmed—including a family of eagles on Santa Cruz Island, which was close to the offshore epicenter of the 5.3 quake. A camera on the...

Northern California Hit by 6.5 Earthquake

Quake hits in Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ferndale

(Newser) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Northern California on Thursday morning. The quake, which was initially reported at 6.8, hit about 100 miles west of Ferndale at 6:50am local time, per USGS , meaning it was centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 6.2 miles. (Ferndale...

Smartphones Can Warn of Earthquakes
 to Warn of 
 Huge Quakes 
study says

Smartphones to Warn of Huge Quakes

Crowd-sourced data could give us precious seconds, study says

(Newser) - Ah, the buzzing smartphone: It's a call, a tweet, a funny photo—or an earthquake? Yep, scientists say crowd-sourced data may one day relay warnings about impending quakes that have already begun elsewhere, LiveScience reports. In a computer-model study led by the US Geological Survey, researchers found that smartphones...

Feds: Strong Quake Will Hit California in Next 30 Years

USGS warns of 'vast, interconnected fault system'

(Newser) - The latest US Geological Survey forecast for California doesn't contain much that will reassure people worried about earthquakes—unless they find fatalism reassuring. The report says there is not only a 99% chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater quake like the 1994 Northridge one hitting the state...

Still Unknown: Exact Cause of Napa Quake

As volunteers pour in to clean up wine country

(Newser) - People in Napa Valley, Calif., are picking up the pieces after Sunday's 6.0 earthquake wrecked scores of homes and businesses, and they're getting plenty of help from outside. Volunteers have flocked from across Northern California to assist in any way they can, reports the Los Angeles Times...

Bay Area's Next 'Big One' Might Not Be One
Bay Area's Next 'Big One' Might Not Be One
study says

Bay Area's Next 'Big One' Might Not Be One

It's more likely to be a cluster of earthquakes: researchers

(Newser) - If you're a Californian living in fear of the inevitable next "Big One" to hit the San Francisco Bay Area, well, we're not sure if you'll find this comforting or not: A new study from USGS scientists finds that the next "Big One" is more...

Fault Could Cause 'Quake From Hell' in LA

Puente Hills bigger threat to LA than San Andreas

(Newser) - The San Andreas fault is famous, but the lesser-known fault that caused Friday night's 5.1 earthquake could be the one that delivers the "Big One" that devastates Los Angeles, experts warn. The Puente Hills fault runs under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood, near many older buildings, and...

6.9 Quake Strikes Off N. California Coast

No tsunami warning

(Newser) - A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early today that there were no reports of any injuries or damages. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck at 10:18pm PDT Sunday and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka...

4.7 Earthquake Rattles S. California

Temblor was felt in downtown LA, wide area

(Newser) - A small earthquake has shaken a wide area of Southern California, but there's no word of damage. The quake was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1, but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7. The US Geological Survey's automated monitoring system places the epicenter in the desert near...

6.3 Quake Strikes Off California Coast

No tsunami warning issued

(Newser) - A large earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico this morning, according to the US Geological Survey . The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3, was recorded at 2:36am local time, 163 miles south southwest of the California city of Avalon....

Minor 3.9 Quake Rattles LA
 Minor 3.9 Quake Rattles LA 

Minor 3.9 Quake Rattles LA

Temblor centered near Santa Clarita

(Newser) - On the heels of this morning's 7.7 temblor off the coast of Canada , a minor earthquake has rattled Southern California, shaking buildings in downtown Los Angeles. The US Geological Survey says the 3.9 magnitude quake struck at 8:24am local time and was centered about five miles...

6.0, 6.2 Quakes Hit Off Cuba, Japan

Smaller quake rattles California

(Newser) - It's been a shaky day all around the globe: A 6.2 earthquake hit off Japan's coast today, and a 6.0 shaker also struck off Cuba's coast. No tsunami warnings have been issued in either location, and no injuries or damage have been reported. In Japan,...

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