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April 3, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Thursday evening five miles from Yountville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:04 p.m. at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Napa, 14 miles from Sonoma, 15 miles from Vacaville and 42 miles from Sacramento. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Wednesday off Chile's northern coast, the second powerful temblor to hit the area in 24 hours. Tsunami warnings initially issued for Chile and Peru were canceled about 45 minutes after the quake hit shortly before midnight local time. No warnings were in place for California, the Pacific Northwest or Hawaii.  Officials said the temblor's epicenter was 12 miles from the port city of Iquique, much closer than Tuesday's 8.2 quake, which was 60 miles away from that city.  At least six died in Tuesday's quake, which caused minor wave action on the California coast that could continue into Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A lightning strike in Sunland left more than 700 people without electricity Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said.  The outage was reported Wednesday around 3 p.m. after lines were knocked down by the lightning, officials said. Television news footage showed downed lines near Sunland Boulevard and Oro Vista Avenue. The DPW said on its Twitter account Wednesday night that crews were working as quickly as possible to restore power in the area.
NEWS
April 2, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:27 a.m. PDT at a depth of less than a mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Clearlake, 46 miles from Healdsburg and 84 miles from Sacramento. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Twenty picketers were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic at UC Santa Cruz as unionized teaching assistants and tutors began a strike at two UC campuses. The walkout at Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley is expected to extend for a second day Thursday and include the system's other seven undergraduate campuses as well, union leaders said. The United Auto Workers Local 2865 - which represents about 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors and readers - called the strike to protest what it said were unfair labor practices and intimidation by UC administrators.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | Times Staff and Wire Reports, This post has been updated to reflect recent developments.
SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile's northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 and struck 61 miles (99 kilometers) northwest of Iquique, Chile, at 8:46 p.m. It hit in an area that has been rocked by numerous quakes over the past two weeks. The latest tremor shook buildings in parts of the nearby nations of Bolivia and Peru.
WORLD
April 1, 2014 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul
SANTIAGO, Chile - A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, but authorities had yet to assess widespread damage. Evacuations were ordered in expectation of waves as high as 16 feet along the Pacific coast of Chile, neighboring Peru and elsewhere.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon in La Habra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:14 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. In the last 10 days, there have been nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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