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  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near Rio Dell, Calif.

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near Rio Dell, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning 13 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:23 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 18.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from Fortuna, 34 miles from Eureka,...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes near Upper Lake, Calif.

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes near Upper Lake, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon 12 miles from Upper Lake, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:05 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Ukiah, 27 miles from Clearlake, 49 miles...

  • Before the 'Ghost Ship,' owner struggled with old warehouse in tough neighborhood

    Before the 'Ghost Ship,' owner struggled with old warehouse in tough neighborhood

    Chor Ng became the owner of a run-down warehouse 20 years ago, part of a larger divorce settlement with her husband. For much of those two decades, she leased the building out to various renters, sometimes struggling to find tenants who would pay their rent in what was then a tough neighborhood....

  • Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

    Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

    A swarm of more than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year’s Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists.  The strongest earthquake in the sequence was magnitude 3.9, striking directly underneath the town of Brawley, about 170 miles...

  • Dozens of small earthquakes hit Imperial Valley

    Dozens of small earthquakes hit Imperial Valley

    Dozens of small earthquakes hit the Imperial Valley area Saturday, the largest measuring magnitude 3.7. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quakes occurred in the Brawley area. There were no reports of damage, but the small temblors were felt in the area. Swarms of small quakes are not...

  • Damage from earthquakes closes site of historic Bodie ghost town

    Damage from earthquakes closes site of historic Bodie ghost town

    A series of moderate earthquakes rocked the California-Nevada border, causing little reported damage near the epicenter but leading to the closure of the well-known Eastern Sierra ghost town of Bodie. The area around Hawthorne, Nev., recorded more than 200 quakes Wednesday, most of them relatively...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Morongo Valley

    Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Morongo Valley

    A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning nine miles from Morongo Valley in San Bernardino County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, but no damage was reported from the light temblor. The temblor occurred at...

  • Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Santa Barbara

    A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning three miles from Santa Barbara, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:15 a.m. at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Goleta, six miles from Isla Vista and 13...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes in Lake County

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes in Lake County

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in Northern California's Lake County on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Cobb, Calif., 11...

  • Earthquakes shake Sonoma County, Mammoth Lakes and Central Coast

    Earthquakes shake Sonoma County, Mammoth Lakes and Central Coast

    Several earthquakes hit various parts of California in the last 12 hours, including a swarm of minor temblors in the Mammoth Lakes area and a 5.0 magnitude quake in Sonoma County. Mammoth Lakes, which has a history of seismic activity, recorded a 3.9 magnitude temblor Tuesday night that was followed...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 4.7 quake strikes near The Geysers, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning four miles from The Geysers, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Healdsburg., 14 miles from...

  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coast

    Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Northern California coast

    A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning. The quake occurred under the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles west of Ferndale, near the Oregon border, about 6:50 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake’s...

  • Nearly 20 'micro-quakes' hit near the Salton Sea

    Nearly 20 'micro-quakes' hit near the Salton Sea

    A series of small earthquakes struck near the Salton Sea area overnight. Nearly 20 micro-quakes — the strongest measuring magnitude 3.3, with others much smaller — struck the town of Niland near the eastern shore of the Salton Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude 3.6 quake...

  • San Francisco's 58-story Millennium Tower is upscale, but literally sinking fast

    San Francisco's 58-story Millennium Tower is upscale, but literally sinking fast

    Looking back, Pamela Buttery can recall an early clue that something could be amiss at the luxury high-rise where she’s lived for the past six years. A golfer, she sometimes practiced her putting indoors, tapping the ball toward a portable cup on the hardwood floor in her living room. If Buttery...

  • It's time to start paying attention to seismic forecasts

    It's time to start paying attention to seismic forecasts

    Good morning. It is Friday, Oct. 21. It’s impossible to look at the school picture for this Northern California 3-year-old and not smile. Here’s what is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Earthquake forecast Some earthquake experts are encouraged that social media seems to be drawing more...

  • How you protect yourself when an earthquake hits might be all wrong

    How you protect yourself when an earthquake hits might be all wrong

    Your well-rehearsed earthquake response plan could be all wrong. Sure, you might know “drop, cover and hold on” by heart. But earthquake safety experts are revising their graphics for what to do in an earthquake. They fear the public may have missed key points on what to do in most situations when...

  • Weather reports, but for earthquakes: Why you should pay attention during the next seismic forecast

    Weather reports, but for earthquakes: Why you should pay attention during the next seismic forecast

    It’s one of those coping skills that come with living in earthquake country: Putting the risk out of your mind until that moment you feel the shaking. But this form of denial is being challenged — thanks to social media and a push by some seismic safety experts to spread the word when the risk...

  • Get ready for a major earthquake. What to do before — and during — a big one

    Get ready for a major earthquake. What to do before — and during — a big one

    A recent swarm of small earthquakes at the Salton Sea temporarily increased the risk of a large earthquake in Southern California. This has heightened anxiety about the quakes risk. But experts said the key is to be prepared.  Experts say quake preparedness is essential, though there are some myths...

  • In a first for San Bernardino, heightened earthquake risk temporarily closes City Hall

    In a first for San Bernardino, heightened earthquake risk temporarily closes City Hall

    The seismically vulnerable San Bernardino City Hall will be closed through Tuesday in response to a heightened earthquake risk in Southern California, city officials said. The decision to close City Hall on Monday and Tuesday comes in response to a swarm of earthquakes in the Salton Sea area last...

  • Risk of big earthquake on San Andreas fault rises after quake swarm at Salton Sea

    Risk of big earthquake on San Andreas fault rises after quake swarm at Salton Sea

    The rumbling started Monday morning deep under the Salton Sea. A rapid succession of small earthquakes — three measuring above magnitude 4.0 — began rupturing near Bombay Beach, continuing for more than 24 hours. Before the swarm started to fade, more than 200 earthquakes had been recorded. The...

  • Nearly 200 earthquakes hit Salton Sea amid quake swarm

    Nearly 200 earthquakes hit Salton Sea amid quake swarm

    Nearly 200 small earthquakes — including three of a magnitude greater than 4 — struck the Salton Sea area over the last day or so. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the swarm of quakes started early Monday morning and continued into the evening. Quakes measuring 4.3 and 4.2 magnitude occurred...

  • A rock fest has Joshua Tree up in arms

    A rock fest has Joshua Tree up in arms

    Good morning. It is Tuesday, Sept. 27. Californians will be allowed to break car windows if they see an animal trapped inside on a hot day. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Hot in here As of Monday, the L.A. Unified School District had almost 700 unresolved complaints...

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