quake News

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 …

Small Temblor Strikes Northwestern Washington

A minor earthquake hit northwest Washington state on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported that the 3.5-magnitude temblor hit at 11:06 a.m. in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. It was about …

Earthquakes Hit South Central Alaska, Aleutians

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake that hit south-central Alaskawas felt in the state’s largest city, Anchorage, and was one of several recent quakes in the area. The National Tsunami Warning Center says the quake hit at 12:57 p.m. on Saturday and was …

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 …