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  • Fukushima fishermen watch recovery slip away

    Fukushima fishermen watch recovery slip away
    SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler. But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes east of Oakland

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes east of Oakland
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning one mile from Blackhawk, less than 30 miles east of Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:32 a.m. PDT at a depth of 7.5 miles. According to the USGS,...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an aggressive new plan to tackle earthquake safety, including how to better protect vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • L.A. Now Live: Mayor Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety

    L.A. Now Live: Mayor Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety
    Join Times reporters Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a discussion about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan for greater earthquake safety. Lin and Xia have been reporting extensively on the issue of earthquake safety in the...
  • 4.4-magnitude quake hits near Fontana east of Los Angeles

    4.4-magnitude quake hits near Fontana east of Los Angeles
    No injuries or major damage were reported in areas in the vicinity of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck early Wednesday morning about three miles north of Fontana. The earthquake occurred at about 1:35 a.m. at a depth of 3.2 miles, according to the...
  • 4.4 earthquake near Fontana packed a big punch, resident says

    4.4 earthquake near Fontana packed a big punch, resident says
    Like many residents in and around Fontana, 33-year-old Regina Ignacio was awoken early Wednesday morning by shaking. "I was in bed. ... I knew it was an earthquake," Ignacio said. "They're just scary because you don't know if it's going to get worse."...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Wofford Heights, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Wofford Heights, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from Wofford Heights, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:47 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of five miles. According to the USGS, the...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Marina del Rey

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning near Marina del Rey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:48 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Santa...
  • Marina del Rey earthquake upgraded to 3.1, felt throughout Westside

    Marina del Rey earthquake upgraded to 3.1, felt throughout Westside
    A midday magnitude 3.1 earthquake that struck near Marina del Rey on Friday was felt by people across the Westside of Los Angeles. Mar Vista resident Ermanno Signorelli, 78, said the earthquake felt like "just a little bump." "It shook the house a...
  • Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average

    Meager Sierra snowpack is way below average
    The signs aren’t good when the chief of California’s snow survey has to walk over bare ground to take a snowpack measurement in the Sierra Nevada, as Frank Gehrke did Friday near Echo Summit. Manual and electronic readings up and down the...
  • California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out

    California's funds for mapping earthquake faults running out
    California is about to run out of money for mapping earthquake faults, leaving many communities across the state with limited information about the seismic risks of new development. The California Geological Survey has about 300 more fault maps left...