FILE - This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows earthquake damage in Sparks, Okla. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. People feeling the ground move from induced quakes _ those that are not natural, but triggered by injections of wastewater deep underground_ report significantly less shaking than those who experience more normal earthquakes of the same magnitude, according to a study by U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Susan Hough. However within 6 miles of the fault, artificial and natural quakes feel pretty much the same, she said. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal […]


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Small quake strikes off coast of Malibu

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) – A small earthquake has struck off the coast of Malibu but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.4 quake hit just after […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

  HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands. The temblor struck on the north tip of the Big Island, […]


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Earthquake in ocean off Manhattan Beach today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A magnitude-3.0 earthquake struck five miles west of Manhattan Beach today. The underwater quake struck at 12:23 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt by some residents […]


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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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