earthquake News

California’s Quake Warning System Gets Funding

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking …

Sweeping Upgrades For Quakes Proposed by Los Angeles Mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed spending billions of dollars to better protect Los Angeles against a devastating earthquake by strengthening thousands of vulnerable older buildings and fortifying the city’s water and communications systems. The sweeping plan left unclear what the final …

Willis Re Unveils New Japan Tsunami Model

Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Group Holdings, the risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has released a new Japan Tsunami Model to advance the industry’s understanding of catastrophic tsunami losses. The tsunami model, which was developed in-house alongside …

Arizona Hit by Moderate Earthquake

A moderate earthquake that struck near Sedona, Ariz. was widely felt in the area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.7 temblor struck shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday and was centered seven miles north of Sedona and six miles underground. …

Small Quake Near Dallas Stirs Fracking Critics

A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas at night on Nov. 22, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area’s oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity. …

Seismologists Look for Better Ways to Track Nevada Quake Swarm

Seismologists have taken steps to better track an earthquake swarm in the sparsely populated northwest corner of Nevada near Oregon and California. Ken Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory says the placement of equipment closer to …

Magnitude 4.0 Quake Shakes Parts Of Montana

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of northwest Montana on Tuesday afternoon, but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey picked up the earthquake at about 3:33 p.m. The temblor’s epicenter was 31 miles northeast of Thompson Falls and …

Northwest Nevada Shaken by Moderate Quake

A moderate earthquake hit northwest Nevada late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 temblor about 11:30 p.m. was centered 41 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and about 190 miles north …

Judge: Sailors Can Sue California Company Over Fukushima Exposure

U.S. Navy personnel who were exposed to radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant during earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in 2011 can sue the power station’s operator in California, a court ruled. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino in San …

California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates

The California Earthquake Authority on Thursday proposed an average 8 percent decrease in rates. CEA’s Advisory Panel recommended the rate decreases, along with additional coverage options in deductibles, discounts and certain limits, to the CEA Governing Board, which next meets …