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Kenai Peninsula Agencies Brief Alaska Governor on Quake

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has lauded the efforts of Kenai Peninsula agencies in their response to the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that resulted in highway damage and the destruction of four homes. Representatives of public safety departments, utility companies and public …

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Alaska’s M7.1 Quake Puts Focus on State’s Emergency Preparedness

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Alaska’s most populous region has renewed focus on the state’s readiness to deal with a natural disaster. And it’s not just earthquakes that pose a danger across the vast state but also wildfires, floods, landslides …

Grants Now Available to Strengthen Older California Homes

California homeowners have until Feb. 20 to apply for up to $3,000 in funding for retrofits to protect their homes from catastrophic earthquake damage. The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program today opened the registration period for $4.8 million in seismic …

Quake Widely Felt in Anchorage Area, Officials Say

Officials say a moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rumbled beneath the Anchorage, Alaska area, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says the magnitude-4.8 temblor struck at 7:05 p.m. Sunday and was …

Earthquake Rattled Hawaii’s Big Island

An early morning earthquake rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS reported the magnitude 3.9 struck at 1:52 a.m. on Monday and was centered about 35 miles southwest of Hilo, near the Mauna Loa Observatory. Only …

New Tsunami Hazard Found in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Geologists in Alaska have found evidence that a 125-mile section of the eastern Aleutian Islands that was once considered unlikely to generate earthquakes may be a future source of temblors – as well as potentially devastating tsunamis that could hit …

Insured Nat Cat Losses 31% Below Average During 2015: Aon Benfield Report

Global natural disasters in 2015 caused a combined total insured loss of $35 billion – 31 percent below the 15-year average of $51 billion and the lowest annual insured loss total since 2009, said a report issued by Impact Forecasting, …

Quake Jolted Northern California Area: USGS

An earthquake jolted a Northern California area but there were no reports of any problems. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.3-temblor struck shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday and was centered 36 miles southwest of Eureka. The Humboldt County …

A.M. Earthquake Jolted Parts of Southern California

An early morning earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook the inland region of Southern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS says the quake occurred at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday and was centered 2 miles north of Banning, about 85 …