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U.S. Geological Survey

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  • Earthquake: 3.3 temblor strikes near Hearst Castle in San Simeon

    Earthquake: 3.3 temblor strikes near Hearst Castle in San Simeon
    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 22 miles from San Simeon in Central California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:31 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles. In the past 10 days, there have been...
  • $21,000 reward offered in shootings of 3 California sea otters

    $21,000 reward offered in shootings of 3 California sea otters
    A $21,000 reward is being offered to help find who shot three California sea otters found dead last fall on a Monterey Peninsula beach, federal wildlife authorities announced Friday. One male sea otter was found dead along Asilomar State Beach in...
  • Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon

    Ganymede mapped: See best map yet of our solar system's largest moon
    Scientists have a new map -- the best created so far -- of the largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, and it is both beautiful and revealing. Ganymede is technically a satellite of Jupiter, but it is really a world unto itself. It is bigger than...
  • Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Coalinga

    A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Friday morning 15 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:07 a.m. PST at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 20 miles from...
  • Santa Monica targets quake safety

    Santa Monica targets quake safety
    Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake. The city will spend more than $100,000 over the next year...
  • Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near San Simeon, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon eight miles from San Simeon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:58 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter...
  • Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days

    Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks. The latest quake occurred at 10:13 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles...
  • Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes near Hollywood

    Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes near Hollywood
    A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning two miles from Hollywood according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:13 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was three...
  • Desalination could help California -- but only if it's done right

    Desalination could help California -- but only if it's done right
    Californians used to call it earthquake weather, the unseasonably warm, dry, blue-sky days that pushed deep into this year's rainy season. Now we just call it drought. Unfortunately, the state's water resources are at critically low levels (12% of...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake

    Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake
    California political leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Friday by calling for more aggressive preparations for the bigger one that seismologists say is inevitable. Pete Wilson, who was governor when the 1994 quake knocked...