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High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region

A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says. “The new maps show how Yellowstone has had a relative increase in …

Southern California Gets Minor M3.6 Quake

A small earthquake has struck the San Bernardino Mountains but no damages or injuries are reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.7 quake struck at 9:55 p.m. It was centered 4 miles north of Big Bear City at a …

Hollywood Development Site Not Over Active Fault

A state official says there is no active earthquake fault under the site of a proposed development in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times reported geologist Stephen Testa said Thursday that there’s “a lot of strong evidence” that a fault is …

No Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon, Says Group

A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan …

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 …