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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1994
I am outraged with a proposal to do away with the U.S. Geological Survey (Dec. 6), especially after still feeling the effects of the recent Northridge earthquake. I regularly wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat after dreaming another large quake has struck. I cannot describe the terror that this causes, the pain and the horror associated with it. I have friends and family members who tell me the same thing is happening to them. Many of them still haven't even completed repairs on their homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los Angeles would for the first time partner with the U.S. Geological Survey to better protect private buildings as well as telecommunications and water supplies during a major temblor. The move comes as the City Council is considering several seismic safety initiatives, including creating inventories of potentially dangerous concrete and wooden apartment buildings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1995
As noted in two articles on the opposite page, there is a proposal abroad in Washington to abolish the U.S. Geological Survey. As noted here earlier, that's a terrible idea. This federal agency, by one estimate, is involved in about three-fourths of the country's earthquake research, representing a national resource that must not be cast aside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Ever since hundreds of earthquakes began rippling through southeastern California over the weekend, many asked the question: Could this be a precursor to the Big One? The answer: Probably not - at least, if this swarm of quakes follows past patterns. Certainly, the weekend's quakes were troubling for Imperial County, which is located in one of California's most earthquake prone regions. More than 400 earthquakes have been detected since Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt on Wednesday assailed Republican budget cutters for proposing to eliminate three scientific agencies within the Interior Department, and warned that President Clinton might not be able to save them. Speaking at Caltech, Babbitt identified the endangered agencies as the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Biological Survey and the Bureau of Mines. He said the three agencies have budgets totaling about $1 billion a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County will seek federal disaster money to conduct an extensive geological study to determine if residents of landslide-ravaged La Conchita should be allowed to continue living in the beachside community, officials said Monday. "The county is struggling to help people make some good decisions," said Supervisor Maggie Kildee, whose district includes La Conchita. "Right now, I don't know what I would tell people to do."
NEWS
August 15, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Geological Survey on Monday notified 500 of the 2,190 employees in its geologic division, which includes its earthquake and volcano monitors and researchers, that they are being fired effective in 60 days. The cut in staff of more than 20% for budgetary reasons--by far the most severe in the agency's 116-year history--included 158 of the 750 division employees at the western regional headquarters in Menlo Park, but none of the 14 in its Southern California outpost in Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1994 | SARA CATANIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simi Valley homeowners, worried that shifting ground beneath their houses will make their neighborhoods particularly unsafe during an earthquake, have asked the city to fund a study of soil stability in the city's east end. More than 300 residents packed a meeting at the offices of the Simi Valley-Moorpark Assn. of Realtors Tuesday night to express their concerns. About 250 homeowners filled out forms requesting that the city pay for the geological survey. Resident C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt on Wednesday assailed Republican budget cutters for proposing to eliminate three scientific agencies within the Interior Department, and warned that President Clinton might not be able to save them. Speaking at Caltech, Babbitt identified the endangered agencies as the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Biological Survey and the Bureau of Mines. He said the three agencies have budgets totaling about $1 billion a year.
NEWS
December 6, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by the incoming Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee that calls for abolishing the U.S. Geological Survey as a money-saving measure stirred apprehension here Monday as 6,000 scientists gathered for the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Some called it an "earthquake cluster," others a "swarm. " Seismologists used the term "earthquake sequence. " Whatever the name, a series of more than 30 small to moderate temblors jolted Southern California on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, rattling nerves but causing no significant damage. The cluster of earthquakes that struck near Yorba Linda was centered near the Whittier fault, but preliminary data suggested that fault was not responsible for the temblor, said Doug Given, a geophysicist with theU.S.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
This post has been corrected.  See note below for details. Jew Pond likely will not be Jew Pond much longer. Mont Vernon, N.H., voted Tuesday night to petition to have the moniker changed. It was not a unanimous vote. Feelings were mixed on the subject in the small New England town. "Here in New England, there's a lot of history and tradition," Rich Masters, health officer for Mont Vernon, told The Times on Wednesday, "and a lot of folks highly value that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
After being brought back from the brink of extinction, sea otters are again in peril, with an unprecedented number of deaths along the California coast in the last year. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that 335 dead, sick or injured otters were found in 2011, a record high. "We're starting to see a perplexing trend suggesting increased shark attacks on sea otters," said Tim Tinker of the USGS' Western Ecological Research Center. Shark bites accounted for 15% of otter deaths in the late 1990s, but that percentage nearly doubled in 2010 and 2011, Tinker said.
WORLD
March 12, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Japan continued to be rocked by aftershocks Saturday following Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake. The nation has experienced more than 154 aftershocks of magnitude 5 or greater since the earthquake, according to Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake information center in Golden, Colo. Of the aftershocks, 27 have been magnitude 6 or greater, Caruso said. Photos: Scenes from the earthquake Caruso said it was difficult to determine how long the aftershocks will last.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2010 | By Tony Perry and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
More than two dozen earthquakes struck Monday night near the U.S-Mexico border in San Diego County, rocking a large swath of Southern California, prompting a momentary shutdown of the San Diego Padres game but causing no apparent major damage, officials said. The largest of the quakes — a 5.7 magnitude temblor — was recorded at 9:26 p.m, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It could be felt throughout Los Angeles County. That quake was centered five miles southeast of Ocotillo in San Diego County and 16 miles east-northeast of Jacumba in eastern San Diego County, the survey agency said.
NEWS
May 22, 2010 | By Monte Morin
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook Baja Mexico at 10:33 a.m. Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was located 71 miles east of Tijuana and 22 miles south-southwest of Seeley, Calif. The quake was felt as far north as San Diego but there were no reports of damage there, authorities said. The quake was one of a cluster of four seismic events located very close to one another just south of the border, according to the USGS. The first was a magnitude 4.9 quake that occurred at 10:30 a.m.; the second was the 4.8 magnitude quake at 10:33 a.m.; the third was a 1.9 magnitude quake at 10:52 a.m. and the fourth was a 3.6 magnitude quake at 10:59 a.m.
NEWS
May 24, 1992 | Reuters
An earthquake shook the sparsely populated Alaskan Peninsula on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no early reports of casualties, a spokeswoman for the survey said. She said the quake was a magnitude 5.0, according to monitors at the National Earthquake Information Center. The center in Golden is an arm of the federal Geological Survey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1986
In your report (Feb. 1), "Great Lakes Area Jolted by 5.0 Earthquake," the chief of the Ohio division of the U.S. Geological Survey said the cause of the quake was something of a mystery because there are no known faults near the surface of the Earth in this region. Based on the Geological Survey's analysis it should be simply defined as a no-fault earthquake. ROBERT G. KONKLE Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2010 | By Shelby Grad
A 3.0 earthquake struck near Culver City early Saturday, but there were no reports of damage. The Los Angeles-area temblor struck around 4:33 a.m. two miles east of Baldwin Hills and three miles east of Culver City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. On Friday night, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred near Port Hueneme in Ventura County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor struck at 8:19 p.m. about nine miles east-southeast of Port Hueneme. It was felt as far away as downtown Los Angeles.
WORLD
April 24, 2010 | From Reuters
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the Moluccas about 120 miles north of the Indonesian island of Ambon, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Saturday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake was measured at a depth of about 33 miles.
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