earthquake News

Recent Quakes Push Interest, Sales of Policies in California

Some people don’t need Earth Day to be reminded they live on a planet powered by the forces of nature. The recent string earthquakes on the Pacific belt may have hit home with California homeowners, who were already a bit …

7.5M On Fault That Shook Southern Californians Could Be Disastrous

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault. The Puente Hills thrust fault, …

Evacuations Were Made Following Southern California Quake

A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. Fire crews red-tagged 20 …

Minor St. Paddy’s Day Quake Strikes L.A.

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Southern California on Monday morning didn’t cause any reported damage. The St. Patrick’s Day earthquake struck nearly 6 miles northwest of Westwood 6:25 a.m. It was followed by a 2.7M earthquake in the same …

Genstar Capital in Northern California Creates Earthquake Insurance Platform

Mid-market private equity firm Genstar Capital Management LLC has partnered with an insurance industry veteran to create a new platform company, Palomar Insurance Holdings, which will initially serve as a provider of commercial and residential earthquake insurance. Concurrent with the …

M6.9 Quake Strikes off Northern California Coast

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Eureka in Northern California, shaking regions as far away as San Francisco and parts of Oregon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, which struck at a depth of …

University Of Nevada Earthquake Lab Now World’s 2nd Biggest

There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on at the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR’s seismic-simulation facility became the largest in the United States and second largest in the world this week with an expansion that included moving three new …

California Bill Would Prevent Construction On Faults

A California Legislator on Friday introduced a bill that would prevent construction on seismic fissures. Senate Bill 1155 would mandate that developers and city officials treat an unzoned earthquake fault line just like a zoned earthquake fault line, plus add …

Alaska House Passes Resolution Remembering Quake

The Alaska House has passed a resolution honoring those who came to the aid of Alaskans following the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. HJR23, from Rep. Charisse Millett, would designate this coming March 27 as Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day. …

Twenty Years Later Big Lesson From Northridge Quake Lost

Twenty years ago today a big one hit the Los Angeles area, killing several people and injuring thousands, damaging tens of thousands of properties, shutting down businesses, putting out of operation some of the nation’s busiest freeways and radically changing …