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Long Beach selected to test earthquake early warning system

LONG BEACH (CNS) – The city of Long Beach was selected by Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey to serve as a test site for an earthquake early warning system, officials announced today. The California […]


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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) – A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude 6.8 quake off south Peru coast

  LIMA, Peru (AP) — Geologists say a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of southwestern Peru. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says it […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

7.0 quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Small earthquake hits near San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 was measured in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey on Monday said the temblor struck about 9 miles northeast of […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude-5.7 quake shakes central Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 17:29 […]


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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck off the eastern Philippines. The U.S.G.S. reported that the quake hit at 4:33 a.m. local time Sunday (2033 GMT) at […]


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Feds donate $5M toward Calif. quake alert system

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — California’s prototype earthquake warning system is getting a $5 million boost from the federal government. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the funding in a statement Thursday.


Small quake shakes inland region east of LA

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has shaken the inland region east of Los Angeles, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


Are you ready for the 'big one'?

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Millions of Southland residents and millions more across California are expected to “drop, cover and hold on” tomorrow as part of an annual earthquake preparedness drill aimed at ensuring people are […]




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