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Earthquake Confirmed in Remote Area of Western Nevada

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.0 shook a remote area of western Nevada Wednesday morning where a stronger temblor occurred last week, The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. Nye County sheriff’s Capt. David Boruchowitz said there were no immediate reports of …

Investigators Open Probe into Los Angeles Explosion

Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s major crimes …

Nevada Highway Damaged by Largest Area Earthquake in 65 Years

The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No injuries were reported, …

M4.5 Earthquake Confirmed in Southern California Desert

A moderate earthquake shook a remote desert area east of San Diego Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The magnitude 4.5 quake struck at 3:07 p.m. and was centered about …

Populous Areas Near Utah’s Wasatch Front Fault Lines Prone to Large Quakes

Fault lines along the Wasatch Front in north-central Utah are much bigger than initially thought, a study said. The Utah Department of Natural Resources released new maps accompanied with a four-year study showing there is a significant risk in densely …

Alaska Villages Prepare for Possible Flooding Evacuations

Villages in an Alaska region are preparing for possible evacuations because of an increased possibility of spring flooding. The state’s emergency operations center is monitoring melting ice on rural rivers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, KYUK-AM reported. Entire villages may need …

$3M Claim in Washington Against Shipper for Damage to Marina and Boats

The Port of Kalama in Washington has filed a claim against the owners and operators of a container ship it believes is responsible for damaging the marina and boats when it passed by at an excessive speed earlier this month. …

Judge Won’t Approve California Wildfire Victims Letter Attacking PG&E

A federal judge has refused to put his stamp of approval on a letter to Northern California wildfire victims from attorneys who allege that Pacific Gas & Electric may be breaking its promises as it tries to preserve a plan …

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Confirmed in Southern California

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 rattled much of inland Southern California on Friday evening but no damage or injuries were reported, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake struck just after 6:53 p.m. and was centered near …

Experts Count 100-Plus Aftershocks Since Nevada Quake

More than 100 small aftershocks were recorded since a 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook near Carson City on Friday, causing minor damages across the city, experts said. The largest recorded aftershock was a magnitude 3.2 temblor on Saturday, which could be …