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Small Quake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area: USGS

A small earthquake rumbled beneath the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday and was widely felt across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:40 a.m. PDT and was centered just to the east …

Lloyd’s Wins Right to Keep Oklahoma Quake Damage Lawsuit in New York

Lloyd’s of London has kept its lawsuit against New Dominion LLC over fracking out of the state where the ground is shaking. A federal judge in New York agreed Wednesday to decide the lawsuit by Lloyd’s seeking to be released …

USGS: M3.3 Quake Shakes Parts of Northern Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 1 p.m. Monday about 17 miles west-southwest of Perry in Garfield County. The temblor was recorded at a depth …

USGS: Small Quakes Jolt Southern California Suburbs

A small earthquake rattled a populated swath of Southern California but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.0 quake hit at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday about a mile from Yorba Linda in …

Anniversary of Napa Earthquake a Reminder to Be Prepared

This post is part of a series sponsored by California Earthquake Authority.  It seems like forever ago, but nearly two years after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Napa, Calif., the Napa County Board of Supervisors has announced that it is …

Oregon University Confidently Building $50M Center in Tsunami Zone

Oregon State University is moving ahead with plans to build a $50 million expansion to house its marine science initiative in a tsunami inundation zone in Newport despite warnings from a state geologist that the site could make it vulnerable …

Series of Small Quakes Hit Rural Northern California Area

A series of small earthquakes rattled a rural area of Northern California overnight. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday about 20 miles east of Janesville in Lassen County. It was followed within minutes …

Washington Doesn’t Do Enough to Protect Schools from Quakes: Report

More than 380,000 students in Washington state live in earthquake-prone areas and attend schools built before seismic construction standards were adopted statewide, according to a Seattle Times report. The newspaper, analyzing state data, also reported that more than 31,000 students …

Minor Quake Shakes Remote California Farm Country

A minor earthquake has shaken farmland in California’s Imperial County south of the Salton Sea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5:55 a.m. Thursday quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 and was centered four miles south of the city …

Quake Rattles Portions of North Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of north central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 12:32 p.m. Sunday about five miles northwest of Yale in Payne County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth …