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Small Quake Strikes Near Mammoth Lakes in California

A minor earthquake has hit a rural area near Mammoth Lakes, Calif., but authorities say there have been no reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey reported Saturday that the preliminary magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred about 7 a.m. Saturday, …

Study: Ventura, Oxnard in California Could be at Greater Tsunami Risk

A study says two California coastal cities are at greater risk from tsunamis than previously thought. The study released last week by the American Geophysical Union examined the flooding risk if earthquake faults in the Santa Barbara Channel area ruptured. Coastal …

Small Earthquake Jolts Northern California

A short sharp earthquake rattled California’s San Francisco Bay Area, but there are no reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.0 magnitude quake struck Monday and was centered just north of Piedmont, near Berkeley. It was felt in …

California, Pacific Northwest Schools Get $4M for Earthquake Early Warning Systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems. The University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the California Institute of Technology and …

Japan Earthquake Premiums to Rise as Insurers Reassess Risk After Fukushima

Japan’s insurance companies are pushing for an average 19 percent increase in earthquake premiums as they reassess risk following the unprecedented magnitude 9 quake four years ago. The increase could come into effect in January 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance …

Oregon County Updates Natural Disaster Plan to Deal with Cascadia

Deschutes County in Oregon has updated its plan for dealing with natural disasters, including the potential Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that recently received national attention. The Bulletin reported that county commissioners adopted the update last week. The plan details how …

Earthquake Shakes Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting no damage from a strong earthquake that rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The quake struck at 8:49 p.m. Sunday and was centered 45 miles southwest of the village of Nikolski (nih-KOHL’-skee) at a depth of …

M4.0 Quake Shakes San Francisco Bay Area

Authorities say a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but no injuries or property damage is reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near Fremont, about 35 miles southeast …

Small Earthquake Strikes Northern California over Weekend

A small earthquake has struck near the mountain town of Truckee in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.5 quake occurred about 6:36 p.m. Saturday. The epicenter was 9 miles northwest of Truckee and 24 miles west of …

Small Quake Shakes Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:13 a.m. Sunday about four miles east-southeast of Jones in Oklahoma County. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth …