quake News

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 …

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. …