earthquake News

The Race to Recovery: The Alaska Earthquake of Nov 30, 2018

This post is part of a series of sponsored by CoreLogic. A magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018. Located along the Ring of Fire which sees 81% of the world’s largest earthquakes, Alaska …

Damage from Massive Alaska Earthquake Evident at Military Base

Last week’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday. But as with the rest of the earthquake zone, …

Morgan Stanley: State Farm, Allstate Largest Insurers Exposed to Alaska Quake

State Farm, Allstate and USAA have the lion’s share of exposure from the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Alaska on Nov. 30, according to a Morgan Stanley Research brief put out on Monday. The epicenter was roughly 7 miles north …

Massive Earthquake Shakes Alaska, Hitting Roads And Bridges Hard

A powerful earthquake jolted southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting rush-hour traffic and jamming telephone service in and around Anchorage, the state’s largest city, but there were no reports of serious injuries. The 7.0 magnitude quake struck about …

Small Quake Rattles West Central California Valley

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the rural west side of the San Joaquin Valley early, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. No damages were reported. The USGS reported the temblor occurred at 5:07 a.m. on Tuesday and was centered 6 miles northwest …

West Coast Quake Warning System up and Running

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a …

Small Temblor Shakes Inland Southern California Area

Some inland Southern California communities received an early morning jolt from a minor earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The USGS says the magnitude-3.4 tremor occurred at 5:44 a.m. Thursday. The quake was centered 2 miles southwest of San Bernardino …

Seismic Activity Increases Around Alaska Volcano

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping watch on a remote volcano that’s showing signs of erupting. The observatory this week increased the alert level from “advisory” to “watch” at Semisopochnoi (SEM-ee-sah-POTCH-noy) in the Aleutian Islands. The volcano is on an …

Earthquake Jolts Southwestern Utah Desert

A small earthquake hit the southwestern Utah desert overnight. The University of Utah’s seismograph stations recorded the 3.8 magnitude earthquake just before midnight Tuesday. The epicenter was 15 miles northwest of Cove Fort, a historical site in Millard County. The …

California Bridge Under Construction Gets Sensors to Gather Earthquake Data

A replacement bridge under construction at the second-busiest port in the U.S. isn’t just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters – it’s a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. The new bridge, which will stretch …