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March 11, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Just as Egypt has been cast as the Twitter revolution, so Friday's massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami was destined to become the Twitter disaster. In 140-character bites, the story unfolded: the shock and terror; the sense of human frailty mixed with lifesaving information; the messages of those seeking comfort and those seeing some kind of divine retribution, all mixing at hyper-speed. "Poor japan," said one typical sentiment. "Prayers to Japan and anyone in the path of the tsunami," said another.
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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.
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday evening three miles from East Quincy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:29 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Susanville, Calif., 39 miles from Magalia, Calif., 42 miles from Paradise, Calif., and 81 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
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
March 4, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times
A shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening 152 miles from Avalon, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor off Santa Catalina Island occurred at 6:24 p.m. Pacific time. The depth was recorded at 8.1 miles. ALSO: Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy O.C. gets more than 1,000 concealed gun applications in just weeks Jimmy Kimmel pits Toronto Mayor Rob Ford against L.A.'s Eric Garcetti  
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