CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2013 |
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.
April 18, 2014 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2013 |
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.
May 8, 1989 |
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.
January 31, 1986 |
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.