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March 17, 2014 | By Anne Colby
The safety of family members is the first concern for most people during and after a major earthquake. For many of us, family also means our family pets. Monday's magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles was a good reminder to be prepared with an earthquake plan and emergency kits. If you're a pet owner, you should also include your animals in your disaster planning. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles offers earthquake preparedness tips for pet owners.  First, it suggests getting dogs and cats microchipped and outfitted with current ID tags to enable easy identification if they are lost or wander away during an emergency.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2010 | By Ruben Vives and Patrick McDonnell
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California city of Eureka on Saturday, snapping power lines, toppling chimneys, knocking down traffic signals, shattering windows and prompting the evacuation of at least one apartment building. There were no reports of major injuries, but the temblor, which struck at 4:27 p.m. about 33 miles southwest of the coastal city of 26,000, was powerful enough to send people running into the streets, some fearing a tsunami. Centered offshore about 13 miles deep, the quake was felt as far north as central Oregon, as far south as Santa Cruz and as far east as Reno, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A 2.8 earthquake struck the Marina del Rey area on Sunday evening. The temblor occurred at 9:21 p.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it was felt across the Westside and South Bay. The quake was about two miles southeast of Marina del Rey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1985
Natural disasters of the magnitude of the Mexico City earthquake inevitably generate changes far beyond their immediate zone of death and destruction. The 1972 earthquake in Nicaragua that leveled Managua spotlighted the corruption of the Somoza dictatorship and contributed to its eventual downfall. In the aftermath of the 1976 earthquake that left 25,000 dead in Guatemala, people learned to organize themselves and in turn became able to confront military rule for the first time. It is too early to identify long-term effects of the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2014 | By Jason Felch
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks. The latest quake occurred at 10:13 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles and was felt from the Westside to East L.A., said Anthony Guarino, a seismologist at Caltech.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was near the intersection of Melrose and Virgil avenues, on the eastern edge of Hollywood.
SCIENCE
March 16, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
U.S. Geological Survey officials have chosen a name for the 9.0 temblor that struck Japan last week. They're calling it the Tohoku earthquake ? shortened from the original name used in Japan. Tohoku is a region in the northern part of Honshu, Japan's largest island. Though the region ? encompassing six of the island's northernmost prefectures ? sits north of the massive quake's offshore epicenter, it became its namesake because it takes up much of the area shaken by the earthquake's approximately 250-mile-long rupture area.
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