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Magnitude 4.0 Quake Shakes Parts Of Montana

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of northwest Montana on Tuesday afternoon, but no damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey picked up the earthquake at about 3:33 p.m. The temblor’s epicenter was 31 miles northeast of Thompson Falls and …

Northwest Nevada Shaken by Moderate Quake

A moderate earthquake hit northwest Nevada late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 temblor about 11:30 p.m. was centered 41 miles east-southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and about 190 miles north …

Judge: Sailors Can Sue California Company Over Fukushima Exposure

U.S. Navy personnel who were exposed to radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant during earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in 2011 can sue the power station’s operator in California, a court ruled. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino in San …

California Earthquake Authority Proposes to Lower Rates

The California Earthquake Authority on Thursday proposed an average 8 percent decrease in rates. CEA’s Advisory Panel recommended the rate decreases, along with additional coverage options in deductibles, discounts and certain limits, to the CEA Governing Board, which next meets …

5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska’s Interior

Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in communities of the state’s interior. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:36 p.m. Monday. State seismologist Michael West says the quake was centered about …

California Earthquake Authority to Sell $350M of Bonds

The California Earthquake Authority, the largest seismic insurer in the U.S., is selling $350 million in bonds to strengthen its ability to pay claims, after the state’s first death due to a quake in 11 years. The debt, which is …

Southern Puget Sound Area of Washington Sees Small Quake

A small earthquake rattled the southern Puget Sound area of Washington, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck shortly before midnight Saturday and was centered about 8 miles …

RMS: ‘Big One’ in Northern California Could Cause $200B in Losses

Earthquake risk in the San Francisco Bay Area is on the rise while earthquake insurance penetration statewide has dropped significantly since the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked the Bay Area 25 years ago, causing nearly $6 billion in economic losses, …

Minor Quake Shakes Nevada, Felt in Las Vegas

The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook southwest Nevada, about 15 miles from Las Vegas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The USGS reported on its website that the quake happened at 3:11 a.m. Sunday …

California Earthquake Claims First Death

A 65-year-old woman who suffered a head injury when a television struck her during last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has died – the first death attributed to the magnitude-6.0 temblor, sheriff’s officials said. Laurie Anne Thompson was at …