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Small Quake Confirmed Near Alaska’s Largest City

A small earthquake hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska near Anchorage, the state’s biggest city. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck at 9 a.m. Sunday a spot about 13 miles southwest of Anchorage. The earthquake …

USGS Confirms Small Quake Hit Hawaii’s East Coast

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory confirmed. The USGS reported that the earthquake struck at 8:35 p.m. Friday about 66 miles northeast of the town …

USGS Awards $4.9M to Boost Warnings for West Coast Quakes

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4.9 million to six universities and a nonprofit to help advance an early warning system for earthquakes along the West Coast. The federal agency says the ShakeAlert system could give people seconds or up …

California Earthquake Authority Policy Sales up 5.4% in 2Q from Year Ago

Californians may be getting the idea that they live in earthquake country. That’s the underlying message that can be found in the latest figures out from the California Earthquake Authority. The CEA, a not-for-profit, publicly managed organization, announced on Monday …

Exclusive: California Broker Plans Parametric Quake Product That Pays Even If No Damage

A California broker is promising to bring a “first-of-its-kind financial resource” that pays homeowners after an earthquake for a low monthly premium whether there’s damage to the home or not. A Berkeley, Calif.-based firm called Jumpstart Insurance Solutions Inc. recently …

Authority Wants 1952 Quake Anniversary to Remind Californians to Prepare

Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the 1952 magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Kern County, Calif., considered the largest quake to strike Southern California since the 1870s. While the epicenter was on the White Wolf fault in the southern San …

Earthquake Center Confirms 2 Quakes Hit Alaska

Two small earthquakes have hit Alaska, one on the state’s northern end and another in the south, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles northeast of Arctic Village, a community …

M5.8 Quake That Struck Montana Strongest in over Half-Century

The earthquake that hit Montana last week was the strongest in more than half a century, according to the experts. The quake sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and awakened residents and dogs more than …

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 …