earthquake News

California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are pressing for full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system. The group this week sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S. Geological Survey …

Guy Carpenter Report Reveals Greatest Tsunami Risk Lies in Taiwan

Guy Carpenter’s new scenario risk report for the Asia-Pacific region predicts the greatest tsunami risk in the area lies in Taiwan. The report, titled “Tsunami Risk from Magnitude 9.4 Earthquake in Manila Trench,” provides an in-depth study of the tsunami …

Increased Chance of Big One in Long-Term Quake Forecast for California

Chances that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from 4.7 to 7.0 percent, according to an earthquake forecast by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners. The Third Uniform California Earthquake …

CEA Kicks off Earthquake Insurance Selling Program for Agents

The California Earthquake Authority has again kicked off its annual “Marketing Value Program,” in which the quasi-private earthquake insurer encourages agents to sign up to receive direct mail marketing pre-printed with agents’ names to send to potential clients. This is …

USGS: M5.7 Earthquake Off Alaska Over Weekend Felt by Few

The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in the western Aleutian Islands but it wasn’t felt by any Alaska communities. The quake hit early Saturday at a depth of about 6 miles. The epicenter was near the …

Earthquake Authority to Study Quake’s Impact on Napa Homes

The California Earthquake Authority has begun surveying Napa residents to find out how well their homes withstood the magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered in the South Napa area on Aug. 24, 2014. Under an initiative that CEA executives hope will lead to …

Washington’s Early Warning System a Bit Slow Quake Shows

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range early Wednesday was “not a great advertisement” for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said. The system noticed the quake 18 seconds late, said John Vidale, director of …

Central Washington Jolted by M4.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled under Washington state’s Cascade Range, but no damage has been reported. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the quake struck at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday and was centered about 20 miles north of Ellensburg and 10 miles …

Earthquake Warning System in Obama Budget Pleases Lawmakers

President Barack Obama’s recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough, congressional supporters of the project said. It’s the first time Obama has included funding for the …

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Develops Earthquake Plan

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well. The commission said NGL …