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M4.0 Earthquake Confirmed in Oregon

An earthquake hit Oregon roughly 40 miles south of Portland near Molalla and was felt by numerous residents in the area, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS reported the magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck about seven miles southwest of Molalla …

Series of Small Earthquakes Rattle Northern Nevada

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory confirmed a series of small earthquakes rattling north Reno, Nev. Some 32 small earthquakes were reported being felt since Nov. 28. The largest detected had a magnitude of 1.9. Officials say there is a slight increase …

M4.7 Earthquake Shakes Northern California

A light earthquake has struck in Northern California and been felt by some people in the surrounding area, but there are no immediate reports of damages or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake with a preliminary 4.7 magnitude …

M3.9 Quake Jolts Southeastern Alaska

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake hit southeastern Alaska early Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the earthquake struck at 1:01 a.m. and had an epicenter 47.6 miles southwest of Port Alice, a town of about 805. The …

New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

Small Quake in Los Angeles Had Southern Californians Lighting up Twitter

A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles had people in Southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest …

M5.1 Quake Rattles Alaska

A Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Alaska about 135 miles northwest of the state’s capital city Juneau, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. Coincidentally, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Disaster Preparedness Expo was winding down as the earthquake hit Saturday afternoon. …

M4.2 Earthquake Shakes Central Alaska

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit central Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center has confirmed. According to the center, the earthquake struck at 11:32 p.m. on Tuesday and its epicenter was 39 miles north of the town of Talkeetna, which has …

Small Quake Strikes Alaska’s Cook Inlet

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has hit the Cook Inlet region of Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported the earthquake struck at 6:11 p.m. Sunday eight miles west of Tyonek, a village of about 190 people. The center …

Earthquakes Rattle Southeast Idaho: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was located 11 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho, and was …