quake News

Report: Big One Along Full-length of San Andreas Could be Quite Destructive

A large earthquake along the San Andreas fault impacting both Northern and Southern California at the same time could wreak much more havoc than most may believe. Such an event, once considered impossible up until demonstrated otherwise by the U.S. Geological …

USGS Confirms Moderate Quake in Southwest Alaska

A moderate earthquake was felt by residents in southwest Alaska, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 and it was located …

USGS: Small Quake Shakes Northern Colorado

U.S. Geological Survey officials confirmed a small earthquake shook a rural area in northern Colorado. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, says scientists don’t expect to see any damage from the …

USGS Confirms M3.1 Quake Hits in Oregon

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that a minor earthquake hit roughly16 miles northeast of Salem, Ore. The agency says a magnitude-3.1 temblor struck at about 9:29 p.m. Monday with an epicenter about three miles northwest of Woodburn. The agency reported …

California Earthquake Authority Sees Surge in New Policies

The California Earthquake Authority has seen a significant increase in the purchase of CEA policies so far in 2016, according to its top executive. CEA now has more than 908,000 policies in force, an increase of roughly 29,000 policies in …

Small Quake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area: USGS

A small earthquake rumbled beneath the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday and was widely felt across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:40 a.m. PDT and was centered just to the east …

USGS: M3.3 Quake Shakes Parts of Northern Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 1 p.m. Monday about 17 miles west-southwest of Perry in Garfield County. The temblor was recorded at a depth …

USGS: Small Quakes Jolt Southern California Suburbs

A small earthquake rattled a populated swath of Southern California but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.0 quake hit at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday about a mile from Yorba Linda in …

Quake Rattles Portions of North Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of north central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 12:32 p.m. Sunday about five miles northwest of Yale in Payne County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth …

Map Shows Buildings That May Not Survive Quake in Oregon’s Largest City

Portland, Ore. officials have released a map and database showing about 1,800 unreinforced masonry buildings that may be vulnerable to shaking during an earthquake if they are not structurally retrofitted. These buildings were generally constructed before the 1960s using brick …