quake News

Small Quake Hits California Coast Near Santa Barbara

A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude-3.6 quake hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday about 3 miles east of Santa Barbara. A sheriff’s dispatcher says there are no immediate …

Small Quake Rattles Northwestern Colorado

A minor earthquake rattled homes in northwestern Colorado over the weekend. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the magnitude 3.7 quake hit just before noon Saturday. The epicenter was 2.5 miles northwest of Rangely, a town of about 2,000 …

Minor Temblor Reported off Bay in Washington

A small earthquake struck near Port Townsend in Admiralty Bay. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says the earthquake happened shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday between Port Townsend and Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island. The 3.1-magnitude quake occurred at a depth of …

California Fault Could Yield M7.4 Quake, Study Shows

An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most densely populated areas, according to a new study. The study looked at the Newport-Inglewood …

USG Confirms Small Quake in California’s Central Coast

A small earthquake has rattled California’s central coast near the famed Hearst Castle, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS reported the 3.2 magnitude quake hit 6:55 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles northeast of San Simeon and about 20 miles west …

Expert: Remote Nevada Earthquakes Big Enough to Cause $1B in Damage

A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada along the Sierra Mountains’ eastern front Wednesday were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they had been centered beneath a big …

CEA Reports No Claims So Far from Nevada Quake

A swarm of earthquakes in Nevada produced shaking in wide parts of Northern and Central California early this morning, including in Sacramento and Fresno. The first shock, a magnitude 5.7, occurred shortly after midnight southwest of Hawthorne, Nev., roughly 72 …

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 …