temblor News

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 …

ShakeOut an Opportunity to Sell Earthquake Policies in California and Beyond

Millions of people are expected to drop, cover and hold on at 10:18 a.m. PST on Thursday, which should be a good opportunity for insurance agents to try and sell some policies, according to the head of the California Earthquake …

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 …

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 …

M6.3 Earthquake Confirmed on Remote Alaskan Island

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Wednesday night in Alaska, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The center reported the quake occurred in the remote Andreanof Islands region of Alaska, but was felt almost 70 miles away in Adak. It had a …

Researchers Use Supercomputers to Quantify Quake Risk Across San Francisco Bay Area

Scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area. A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. …

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 …

3 Small Earthquakes Occurred off Southern California Ocean

Several minor earthquakes well offshore have lightly shaken some Southern California coastal communities, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quakes occurred before dawn Tuesday near the southern end of San Clemente Island, more than 60 miles off the mainland. …

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 …

Record Number of Californians Applied for Earthquake Retrofit Grants

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program closed its latest registration with more than 7,500 California homeowners applying for 2,000 retrofit grants. The EBB, funded primarily by the California Earthquake Authority, closed registration on Friday. The CEA reported the turnout on …