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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 …

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 …

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 …

California Earthquake Authority Chief Talks About 1 Million Policies

Glenn Pomeroy, CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, is as enthusiastic of an earthquake policy salesman as you’ll find anywhere. Pomeroy has headed the state’s privately funded, publicly managed seller of earthquake policies for the past 10 years. Since Pomeroy, …

San Francisco Bay Area M4.4 Quake Felt, But No Damage Reported

San Francisco Bay Area residents were shaken out of their slumber by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that was felt over a wide area but caused no major damage on Thursday. The quake struck at 2:39 a.m. about 2 miles from …