The parking structure at the Northridge Fashion Center in the Fernando Valley collapsed after a severe earthquake struck Southern California on Jan. 17, 1994. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Lucy Jones tasked with earthquake preparedness for LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Seismologist Lucy Jones will devote much her time this year to preparing the city of Los Angeles for its next big earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The announcement comes as […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles to observe 20th anniversary of 1994 Northridge quake

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today will begin its commemoration of the 20th of anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake with a presentation on the temblor at its regular meeting. Friday […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

6.4-quake shakes Puerto Rico, causing minor damage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A strong earthquake out to sea shook Puerto Rico early Monday, causing minor damage in some places. Some people reported items falling in their home and dozens said they […]


Chart shows the number of quakes cataloged in Oklahoma by year and magnitude.

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude-6.6 quake strikes north-central Chile

  SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets. But Chile’s emergency services office said […]


San Andreas fault looking southeast in the San Joaquin Valley (AP Photo)

Report: Calif. quake mapping has slowed

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Very few earthquake faults in California have been mapped over the past two decades despite an ambitious campaign launched in the early 1970s to help scientists learn more about the state’s […]



‘Great California Shakeout’ at 10:17am

Millions of Californians are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” today as part of an annual earthquake preparedness drill aimed at ensuring people are ready for the “big one.” The sixth annual “Great California […]


Philippines earthquake

Killer quake shakes central Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The central Philippines has been hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. At least 20 people are known to have been killed. The quake sent people across rushing out of buildings and homes […]


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Series of small quakes jiggles Salton Sea region

  BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a cluster of small earthquakes has rattled the southern end of the Salton Sea. The quakes, ranging in size from magnitude-2.5 to magnitude-3.6, occurred early […]


LA seeks census of buildings vulnerable in quake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials hope to follow San Francisco’s lead in upgrading so-called “soft-story” buildings, those with bottom floors that are susceptible to collapse during an earthquake. The Los Angeles Times reports […]


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Small quakes jolt eastern LA County

  LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — Two small early-morning earthquakes have jolted the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in eastern Los Angeles County but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The […]


Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Major quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. “I heard it coming,” said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was […]