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USGS: M3.5 Quake Hit San Francisco Bay Area

A small earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS said a 3.5-magnitude temblor struck at 7:18 p.m. Monday. The quake was centered …

USGS: M3.3 Quake Rattles Southern California Desert

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake has rattled the Southern California desert, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS said the quake on Saturday was centered about 27 miles northwest of El Centro in the desert near the Arizona border. It struck …

M3.3 Magnitude Rattles Shakes San Francisco Bay Area

A minor earthquake has shaken the San Francisco Bay area, the United States Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 struck just before 5 a.m. on Monday. The epicenter of the quake was …

San Francisco Bay Area Falls Behind on Quake Safety, Analysis Shows

The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, according to a newspaper analysis. The Los Angeles Times reported that there are up to 3,000 brittle concrete …

Quake Scenario: More than 1M Bay Area Homes Could Suffer Extensive Damage

More than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward fault, according to a new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS findings, which …

California Hospital on Earthquake Fault to Close

A nearly-century-old Southern California hospital that sits on an active earthquake fault will close because it can’t meet state earthquake safety requirements, officials said this week. Community Medical Center Long Beach announced it has submitted a four-month lease termination notice …

Alaska Governor Wants $10M for Seismic Surveying

Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has asked the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The seismic survey funding was included last week in a supplemental spending …

Alaskan Quake Highlights Complexity of Tsunami Warnings

The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a vast swath of the state and British Columbia, while a …

Light Quake Hit Southern California, USGS Confirms

A light earthquake has shaken Southern California, the United States Geological Survey has confirmed. Authorities say there have been no reports of damage or injury. The USGS reports that the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 occurred just after …

M7.9 Quake Jolted Alaska, No Tsunami

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning …