earthquake News

Report: $100M in Losses from Southern California Quake

The moderate earthquake that struck Southern California in spring did more damage than people may think – and a bigger quake on that fault could be more devastating than a “big one” on the region’s infamous San Andreas Fault, a …

Quake Widely Felt In Arizona, New Mexico

A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported. County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone …

Tsunami Bulletin Issued Following Alaska Quake

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska on Monday, according to a National Weather Service alert. The quake was located in the Rat Islands, which are part of the Aleutian Island chain. NWS said the deep quake, …

Geophysicist: Was Colorado Quake From Wastewater Injections?

A geophysicist from the University of Colorado is hoping to settle the question of whether a small earthquake last weekend near Greeley was caused by wastewater injection wells. The Greeley Tribune reports Friday that Anne Sheehan and a team of …

CEA: Policy Sales Spiked Following California March Temblor

California Earthquake Authority insurance policy sales jumped following the March 29 magnitude 5.1 La Habra earthquake by nearly as much as the spike in policy sales following the March 11, 2011, magnitude-9.0 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, CEA reported on Friday. …

Hollywood Project Draws Calls For Additional Quake Testing

Los Angeles building officials have called for more seismic testing at a proposed Hollywood development to determine if an earthquake fault runs under the project. The Los Angeles Times reported the order last week by city geologist Dana Prevost comes …

University Of Nevada Dorms Raise Quake Safety Concerns

The more than a century-old Manzanita and Lincoln resident halls at the University of Nevada, Reno are steeped in history, but their vulnerability in the event of an earthquake is causing some concern about the students who live in them. …

Study Links 2011 Oklahoma Quake to Wastewater Injection

New research suggests the sharpest earthquake to strike Oklahoma may have been triggered in part by wastewater injection – which, if true, would make the 2011 temblor the strongest ever linked to disposal practices within the oil and gas industry. …

High Net Worth Carrier PURE Enters California

Call it a little luck or good timing – maybe a bit of both– but an insurer focused on high net worth individuals has added California to the list of states in which it does business at a time when …

Policyholders File Claims, Get Payments For California Quake

The California Earthquake Authority reported Tuesday it has paid numerous claims for damage to homes that sustained “relatively minor damage” from the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck La Habra on March 28. Most CEA claim payments to date from the …