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January 27, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Monday afternoon 11 miles from Golden Hills, Calif., about 34 miles southeast of Bakersfield, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:35 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 12 miles from Tehachapi, 19 miles from Arvin and 23 miles from Lamont. In the last 10 days, there were no other earthquakes 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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April 18, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
A magnitude 7.2 temblor hit Mexico on Friday, with shaking felt across much of the country. Is it just me, oh fellow residents of La La Land, or does it feel like - in earthquake-speak  - the Big One is getting just a little too close for comfort? No, no, I'm not basing this on some new scientific theory. Conversely, no, my cat has not been acting oddly. It's just that, well, there's been a whole lot of shaking going on lately.    Friday's Mexico quake came on the heels of the magnitude 8.2 temblor that rocked Chile on April 1. And then there's the recent swarm of quakes in central Utah , the largest being a magnitude 4.9 on April 13. Plus, of course, Los Angeles' own “little” shaker on March 28, a magnitude 5.1 quake that rattled buildings - and nerves - across the region.
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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.
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April 3, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported Thursday morning one mile from East La Mirada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:59 a.m. PDT near the surface. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from La Habra, two miles from La Mirada, and three miles from Fullerton. In the past 10 days, there have been 10 earthquakes 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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March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
Two shallow earthquakes were reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra soon after a larger quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 3.4 temblor occurred at 9:11 p.m., and a 3.6 quake followed at 9:30 p.m., each at a depth of zero miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was one mile from Brea, three miles from Fullerton and three miles from Rowland Heights. The larger earthquake, magnitude 5.1, occurred at 9:09 p.m. with a similar epicenter. Read more about Southern California earthquakes .
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September 19, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A series of earthquakes rattled east Los Angeles County early Thursday, beginning with a 3.7-magnitude temblor that was soon followed by an even larger aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The first quake occurred about 4:43 a.m., more than a half-mile below  Bonelli Park Trail in La Verne, according to the USGS. “It was pretty crazy. We felt the first one, it wasn't too bad,” said Elizabeth Price, a shift leader at a Starbucks just down the street in Pomona.
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April 18, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
A magnitude 7.2 temblor hit Mexico on Friday, with shaking felt across much of the country. Is it just me, oh fellow residents of La La Land, or does it feel like - in earthquake-speak  - the Big One is getting just a little too close for comfort? No, no, I'm not basing this on some new scientific theory. Conversely, no, my cat has not been acting oddly. It's just that, well, there's been a whole lot of shaking going on lately.    Friday's Mexico quake came on the heels of the magnitude 8.2 temblor that rocked Chile on April 1. And then there's the recent swarm of quakes in central Utah , the largest being a magnitude 4.9 on April 13. Plus, of course, Los Angeles' own “little” shaker on March 28, a magnitude 5.1 quake that rattled buildings - and nerves - across the region.
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January 23, 2013 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
It took 19 years, but the LAPD finally thanked Mike Kubeisy on Tuesday. Like the other residents of the Northridge Meadows apartment complex, Kubeisy was jolted awake early on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, as the Northridge earthquake rocked the region. The building partially collapsed, killing 16 people and trapping many others, including LAPD Officer Joseph Jordan and his wife. Kubeisy, 32 at the time, crawled out of his third-floor apartment through a gaping crack that had opened in the wall, then went in search of people to help.
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May 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
A strong earthquake Sunday struck a region of southwest China where 730 people were killed by a temblor in November, but this time officials said only about 10 people were injured. Sunday's quake collapsed some houses and opened rifts in some streets in Gengma county in Yunnan province, the official New China News Agency said. It said there were no reports of deaths or injuries, but the Central Seismology Bureau in Beijing quoted local authorities as saying that about 10 people were injured, four seriously.
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January 31, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
An earthquake shook the nation from Illinois to New York today, swaying tall buildings and alarming residents. Some damage was reported, but there were no reports of injuries. The quake was felt in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin and as far north as Barrie, Ontario. Ira Stohlman, a City Council staff member in Washington said the city government building two blocks from the White House shook. The U.S.
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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.
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April 1, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
The fault that triggered a magnitude 8.2 quake off the northern Chilean coast was overdue for a significant earthquake, and an even more powerful temblor could be in store, said Rick Allmendinger, a Cornell University  professor of earth and atmospheric sciences. “This segment in Chile had not broken since 1877,” said Allmendinger, a geology expert who has extensively studied the northern Chilean fault zone. “It had been quiet for an unusually long period of time.” But the 8.2 earthquake, which seismologists said struck about 950 miles north of Chile's capital, Santiago, wasn't powerful enough to release all the friction that had been built up in this zone, where the Nazca plate is sliding underneath the South America plate, Allmendinger said.
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April 1, 2014 | Steve Lopez
I'm generally not an alarmist about earthquakes. As a California native, I've experienced my share of small to moderate reminders that our fair state is fractured from head to toe and we're all standing on broken plates. But the shaking is putting me on edge lately. I find myself wondering if I should buy earthquake insurance, or why my dog is cocking his head as if he knows something I don't. This is partly because there's been more rocking and rolling than usual, and partly because of what we're learning about how shamefully unprepared we are for a Big One. And now I have more cause for concern.
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March 31, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
There have been hundreds of aftershocks from Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, which experts said is what they expected. The aftershocks are declining in frequency. The largest was a 4.1 temblor that hit Rowland Heights on Saturday afternoon. Many of the smaller ones likely were not felt. Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said Saturday that scientists can't predict where earthquakes will go. “We just have to watch what happens,” Hauksson said. PHOTOS: 5.1 quake rattles L.A., Orange County There is precedent for earthquake aftershocks jumping faults.
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