San Andreas Fault

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 […]

05/14/2014

Great-Calif-Shakeout

‘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 […]

10/17/2013

(AP Photo)

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 […]

10/14/2013

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

Report: Tsunami would swamp California’s economy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation’s busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests. The potential […]

09/04/2013

(AP Photo)

Is “Super Quake” coming soon?

A new study raises the possibility that a major earthquake could occur along the entire length of the San Andreas Fault. KFWB‘s Pete Demitriou checked in with Penny and Phil on LA’s Morning News from […]

01/10/2013

New earthquake study

LA JOLLA (CNS) – Scientists have discovered the mechanism in fault lines that can increase the magnitude of earthquakes, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography announced today. The study, to be published in Thursday’s edition of […]

08/29/2012

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