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3.6M Temblor Shakes Washington Area Northwest of Seattle

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook an area of the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Seattle, Wash., the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. It was centered less than a mile east of Quilcene. The USGS says the small earthquake occurred at about 8:55 …

Northwest Wyoming Hit by Earthquake Swarm

A swarm of earthquakes hit the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming last week, the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed. The USGS says the quakes occurred in a backcountry area of Yellowstone National Park, about 8 miles northeast …

Hawaii’s Big Island Hit by M5.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake shook Hawaii’s Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. No damage was reported in the quake, which the USGS said was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of Volcano town on the state’s southernmost island at …

Small Quake Shakes Rural Southern California Inland Area

A small earthquake has rattled a rural area of inland Southern California, the he U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude 3.4 quake hit about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild and 18 miles southwest of Palm Springs. A …

Small Undersea Quake Jostles California Coast West of Malibu

A minor undersea earthquake has jiggled a small stretch of the Southern California coast in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude-3.3 temblor occurred just before 7:20 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was …

Alaska Hosts Plate Tectonics Research Effort

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing …

Small Quake Jolts Southern Part of Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The earthquake hit at 5:59 p.m. local time on Monday. Its epicenter was 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Pahala, a town with a population of …

Swiss Re Places $925M Cat Bond for California Earthquake Authority

Swiss Re Capital Markets Corp. has successfully structured and placed the issuance of $925 million of insurance-linked securities for the California Earthquake Authority. Swiss Re Capital Markets underwrote the transaction through two classes of principal-at-risk variable rate notes issued by …

2 Minor Quakes Shake California Coastal Area

A pair of small earthquakes gave a jolt and a shake to the Santa Barbara, Calif. area, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says in a preliminary report that …

Quake Strikes Western End of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the Andreanof Islands on the far western end of Alaska’s Aleutian chain. The National Earthquake Information Center says that at 8:36 p.m. local time the earthquake hit a spot about 72 miles (116 kilometers) west …