March 29, 2000
A swarm of 14 earthquakes, the strongest a magnitude 4.3, struck an area near U.S. 395 in Inyo County on Tuesday, Caltech seismologists said. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The strongest of the temblors, all of which were centered four miles southeast of Coso Junction in the volcanic Coso range, occurred at 7:19 a.m. It was followed by three other quakes of magnitudes 3.6, 3.2 and 3.3 within eight minutes. Two other quakes, at 3.4 and 3.1, occurred later in the day.
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May 24, 2003 |
A swarm of small earthquakes, the strongest magnitude 4.0, rattled an area of the Imperial Valley near the town of Brawley on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The first of at least 30 quakes occurred at 10:03 a.m., and the sequence intensified several hours later. A 3.5 quake took place at 4:53 p.m., followed by a 3.0 temblor about half an hour later and a 4.0 quake at 7:04 p.m. Between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
July 25, 1985 |
The vanguard of Africanized honeybees--sometimes referred to as "killer bees" because of their aggressive behavior--has been positively identified in a Kern County oil field, the state Department of Food and Agriculture announced Wednesday. The species, which began moving northward from South America 30 years ago, has arrived in California several years ahead of the schedule predicted by experts who worry about their impact on agricultural production.
August 9, 1986 |
A University of Miami graduate student was attacked and stung to death last week by a swarm of Africanized bees while on a field trip in a Costa Rican jungle, officials said Friday. Inn-Siang Ooi, a 24-year-old Malaysian who was working on his doctorate in biology, died July 31 during a field trip with 11 other students about 100 miles northwest of San Jose.
September 26, 1985 |
David Bradley began his relationship with bees nearly 57 years ago in Murray, Neb., a farming town in the heart of the rich Midwestern agricultural belt. A swarm had lit in a neighbor's mulberry hedge. The bees were not unwanted, though. It became a matter of how to capture the swirling throng. Help was sought and David, then 18, volunteered. Very delicately, but with little fear, he approached the hedge and shook the bees into a wooden egg crate.
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May 22, 2009 |
A swarm of bees attacked an elderly woman who was walking near a high school in Santa Ana and then stung two men who stopped to help her, officials said Thursday. The unidentified woman was walking near Foothill High School at Foothill Boulevard and Old Foothill Road about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when she was stung 30 to 50 times by the swarm. She was taken to Western Medical Center for treatment. Two men who witnessed the attack were also stung after they ran to help her, said Capt.