quake News

Insurance Executive Sees Problems, Opportunities in L.A.’s Earthquake Law

Who’s going to pay? It’s a big question in front of landlords of thousands of Los Angeles properties early next year. When the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted in October for new earthquake retrofit regulations it put in play …

USGS Says M4.6 Quake Struck Southern Alaska

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck in southern Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit just after 2 a.m. local time on Wednesday and was centered about 48 miles northwest of Valdez and 93 miles east-northeast of Anchorage. …

Small Quake Shakes Big Bear Area in Southern California

A small earthquake has shaken the Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6:55 a.m. Wednesday tremor had a magnitude of 3.6. It was centered 3 miles south …

Small Quake Shakes Arizona, USGS Says

A small earthquake occurred in northern Arizona overnight. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude quake occurred about five miles north of Sedona about 2 a.m. Tuesday. There was no immediate report of damage. Quakes of that magnitude …

Small quake Strikes Southern California, No Damage Reports

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit Carson, Calif. early Thursday, but no damage was reported. The quake was widely felt from downtown Los Angeles to Long Beach. It hit at 7:01 a.m. at a depth of 9.1 miles, according to the …

Earthquake Authority to Study Quake’s Impact on Napa Homes

The California Earthquake Authority has begun surveying Napa residents to find out how well their homes withstood the magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered in the South Napa area on Aug. 24, 2014. Under an initiative that CEA executives hope will lead to …

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 …

University Of Nevada Dorms Raise Quake Safety Concerns

The more than a century-old Manzanita and Lincoln resident halls at the University of Nevada, Reno are steeped in history, but their vulnerability in the event of an earthquake is causing some concern about the students who live in them. …

Twenty Years Later Big Lesson From Northridge Quake Lost

Twenty years ago today a big one hit the Los Angeles area, killing several people and injuring thousands, damaging tens of thousands of properties, shutting down businesses, putting out of operation some of the nation’s busiest freeways and radically changing …

Los Angeles Councilman Proposes Quake Building Inventory

A Los Angeles councilman is urging the city to find and list the potentially thousands of buildings that could collapse in an earthquake. Tom LaBonge is proposing a city inventory of so-called “soft-story” buildings – those where the top stories …