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Residents in Small Alaska Town Feel Moderate Earthquake

People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit at 12:52 a.m. Saturday and had an epicenter that was 58 …

Nevada Governor Declares Emergency After Big Quake

Gov. Seve Sisolak has declared a state of emergency after Nevada’s biggest earthquake in 65 years caused significant damage to three U.S. highways, including the major route connecting Reno to Las Vegas. Sisolak said his declaration late last week will …

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 …

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, …

Increased Seismic Activity in Hawaii Not Considered A Danger

An increase in seismic activity around the youngest Hawaii volcano poses no immediate danger to the Big Island, geologists said. The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said more than 100 earthquakes were detected around Loihi Seamount between Monday and …

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 …

Small Earthquake Confirmed in Southern Oregon

A magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck in southern Oregon near Ashland, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. Just before 10 a.m. Friday, the quake rumbled about 10 miles southwest of Ashland at a depth of 1.6 miles, according to the USGS. The agency’s …

Light Shaking as M3.7 Earthquake Hit South Los Angeles

Light shaking could be felt across the Los Angeles Basin after a magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck underneath South Los Angeles just after midnight Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times reported the earthquake, that occurred at 12:03 a.m., was calculated as occurring …

4.2 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Utah

Some Utah residents felt the largest aftershock yet since the 5.7 magnitude quake hit in March, officials said. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports Tuesday night’s “light” earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was in the northwester Salt Lake Valley near …

What if California Faces a Disaster During The Pandemic?

California has evacuation plans for earthquakes, floods, mudslides and, of course, wildfires, but what if one of those disasters occurs as the state is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak when everyone is being urged to stay home? State and local …