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The California Earthquake Authority 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago today insurers began selling California Earthquake Authority policies – two years off of a hard lesson learned by the state’s residents and its insurance market. But 20 years later are we any better off? Glenn Pomeroy, the …

Small Alaskan Quake Shakes Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula

A light earthquake was felt throughout the Kenai Peninsula and in the Anchorage area, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 4.0 quake was centered about 30 miles southwest of Anchorage. It hit …

Report: Big One Along Full-length of San Andreas Could be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. Geological …

USGS Confirms Moderate Quake in Southwest Alaska

A moderate earthquake was felt by residents in southwest Alaska, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and it was located …

USGS: Small Quake Shakes Northern Colorado

U.S. Geological Survey officials confirmed a small earthquake shook a rural area in northern Colorado. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, says scientists don’t expect to see any damage from the …

Washington Governor Wants Coordinated Earthquake, Tsunami Response Plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is directing several state agencies to work together to prepare for a coordinated plan in case of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Friday’s directive creates a subcabinet group of the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division …

Numerous Quakes Recorded in Oklahoma over Past 2 Days

Several earthquakes have been recorded in northwest Oklahoma during the past two days, including one of magnitude 4.0. No injuries or significant damage have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.0 and 3.5 magnitude quakes Friday afternoon near …

Earthquake Policy Sales up, and May Continue to Rise Following ShakeOut

It’s still a few days until the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drills during which people in homes, schools, and organizations practice what to do during earthquakes – the events encourage preparedness and buying policies – but sales of earthquake policies …

USGS: Two Small Earthquakes Confirmed in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded four small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. No injuries or damage are reported. A magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded at 6:10 a.m. Saturday 16 miles northwest of Fairview, 93 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A …

USGS Confirms M3.1 Quake Hits in Oregon

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a minor earthquake hit roughly16 miles northeast of Salem, Ore. The agency says a magnitude-3.1 temblor struck at about 9:29 p.m. Monday with an epicenter about three miles northwest of Woodburn. The agency reported …