CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1988
For as long as many of us can remember, the Soviet Union and the United States have been expending enormous proportions of their respective resources in an effort to be capable of creating the kind of devastation for one another that Mother Nature recently created for Armenia. Now, in a sudden burst of compassion, we are all tripping over one another in our zeal to help the poor, tragic victims of this disastrous earthquake. It seems that what we need, to distract ourselves from the preoccupation with killing one another, is a common, extremely threatening enemy.
October 22, 2012 |
Six Italian seismologists have been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for failing to adequately warn the city of L'Aquila in advance of an April 2009 earthquake that killed more than 300 people. When the charges were brought against the Italian scientists back in 2010, they shocked the scientific world. Prosecutors claimed that the scientists, while serving on a government panel, minimized the potential risks of a potential quake in the region, and gave "incomplete, imprecise, and contradictory information" to the area's citizens, according to an in-depth report on the case last year in the scientific journal Nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2013 |
The magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck Northern California on Thursday was the largest on-land temblor in California since 2008, officials said. The last quake similar to this magnitude was a magnitude 5.5 that struck Southern California in July 2008 , said David Schwartz, an earthquake geologist for the Northern California USGS division in Menlo Park. The Chino Hills temblor caused little damage, but it was the most sizable quake to hit a metropolitan part of California since the much larger and destructive 1994 Northridge quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 |
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake was reported off Canada's Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. But there were no tsunami concerns for the Pacific Coast, including California. The quake rocked the region around 8:10 p.m. and was located about 58 miles southwest of Port Hardy in British Columbia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was followed by two aftershocks of 5.0 and 4.2. There were no tsunami watches, warnings or advisories for the Pacific Coast, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
May 26, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday morning five miles from Avenal, Calif., in the central part of the state, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:01 a.m. at a depth of 6.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Coalinga, Calif., 28 miles from Lemoore, Calif., 35 miles from Hanford, Calif., and 186 miles from Sacramento. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
March 30, 2014 |
Yellowstone National Park quivered early Sunday when the area's strongest earthquake in 34 years struck northwestern Wyoming, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 quake, which occurred at 6:34 a.m., was four miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin, according to University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Seismic activity at Yellowstone isn't unusual, geologically speaking. The rugged land in the park, which boasts the world's largest collection of geysers, was formed by millions of years of volcanic activity.
February 6, 2014 |
The earth shook in Ocean City, Md., on Thursday morning, but seismologists said the vibrations didn't match those of an earthquake or a frost quake, leaving the cause a mystery. Richard Ortt Jr., director of the Maryland Geological Survey, said the seismic waves from the event spread at a rate too fast to be either an earthquake or a frost quake , a rare cold-weather phenomenon that has repeatedly popped up across the Northeast and Midwest during this extraordinarily frigid winter.