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Congressman Adam Schiff talks about the earthquake early warning system

A West Coast earthquake early warning system could be one step closer to reality following a crucial vote in Washington D.C. today. Congressman Adam Schiff of Burbank is pushing for 5 million dollars from the […]


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Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami

TOKYO (AP) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the quake struck early Saturday 10 kilometers (6 […]


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Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; 3 dead

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes. The U.S. […]


FILE - In this Nov, 6, 2011 file photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes that hit the area in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium […]


Boats collide with one another after a Tsunami surge of water swept through a boat basin in Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Bryant Anderson)

Tsunami could send destructive waves to California’s coastline

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – While a magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Alaska this week was too deep to unleash a tsunami, a University of Southern California researcher warned today that a similar, shallower temblor could potentially send […]


Signs on a locked gate show the number of operating wells at an XTO Energy Inc site, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Azle, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

States confront worries about fracking, quakes

AZLE, Texas (AP) — Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent years, temblors have become commonplace. Oklahoma recorded nearly […]


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Tsunami warning for Aleutians after 8.0 quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-8.0 earthquake was widely felt in communities along Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Natasha Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska […]


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Magnitude 4.2 quake felt across Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A small earthquake rattled the west Los Angeles area but there are no reports of damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.2 quake struck at 7:36 p.m. […]


This aerial photo provided by United States Geological Survey, shows a view looking southeast along the surface trace of the San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain area of California. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey, Scott Haefner)

Study says irrigation can stress San Andreas Fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California’s agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests. GPS readings found parts […]


Map locates Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico.

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico’s Pacific coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Small quake rumbles Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A small earthquake was widely felt around the Los Angeles area but officials say there have been no immediate reports of serious damage. The U.S. Geological survey says the magnitude 3.3 […]


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3.1 earthquake near Malibu strikes

A magnitude-3.1 earthquake has struck near Malibu, but there are no reports of injuries or damage. The quake struck at 10:08 a.m. eight miles west-northwest of Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.