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March 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens, This post had been corrected. See note below for details
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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March 18, 2014 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Matt Stevens
They are not as familiar as the freeways, but Southern California's major faults -- such as the San Andreas, Newport-Inglewood and San Fernando -- have become familiar markers on the local landscape. But Monday's 4.4 earthquake in Encino is a reminder that the seismic danger extends well beyond those fault lines. The quake, which caused no damage but was the largest in the Los Angeles area in four years, erupted on a little-noticed fault deep under the Santa Monica Mountains. The temblor surprised seismologists because it was the strongest to hit directly under the Santa Monica Mountains in the 80 years "since we started recording earthquakes in Southern California," Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said.
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