July 9, 1986 |
The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in seven years jolted this desert area early Tuesday, causing widespread power outages, buckling highways, triggering rock slides and swaying buildings from the Nevada state line to the Mexican border. Four people were hospitalized with earthquake-related injuries and a 96-year-old man was found dead in a recreational vehicle park in North Palm Springs. Authorities said, however, that the man may have died hours before the temblor hit.
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January 12, 2010 |
Old Town Eureka lies off the serene waterfront of Humboldt Bay across from Woodley Island and is filled with antique stores, art galleries, coffee shops and fine seafood restaurants. But every so often, as all Eurekans know, the ground shakes and the historic buildings in Old Town -- many of which have posted red signs warning of "unreinforced masonry" on their storefronts -- take a hit. It happened in Eureka in 1980. And in 1992. And in 1994. And again Saturday afternoon, when a 6.5 temblor hit. Windows and ceilings cracked.
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March 11, 2013 |
Monday morning's magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Riverside County was the largest temblor to hit the Los Angeles region in three years and has produced more than 100 aftershocks. It caused no major damage, but it was felt over what seismologists said was an unusually large area. The quake was initially recorded as three separate temblors because a foreshock tricked seismograms into recording multiple quakes of multiple sizes, said Susan Hough, a USGS seismologist. Earthquakes of a 4.7 magnitude are typically felt only about 120 miles away from the epicenter, but Monday morning's quake traveled farther, shaking coffee cups as far as Los Angeles.
September 24, 1995 |
At 7:19 a.m. on Sept. 19, 1985, the ancient lake bed beneath one of the world's great cities began to quiver like a bowl of jelly--rocking to the rhythm of an earthquake 250 miles away on the Pacific Coast. Maria de la Luz Calderon rode the seismic waves that rolled through her apartment building. She watched the walls crack, the ceiling break and, like uncounted others, she fled to the streets. A decade later, she remains there more or less, living in a camp of tin shelters with other quake victims, staying with six children in a 13-by-13-foot metal room divided into two rooms with a piece of cloth, sharing kitchens and bathrooms with about 30 other families.
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May 29, 2013 |
A moderate 4.8 earthquake off the Santa Barbara coast Wednesday was felt over a wide swath of California, from the Central Coast to Los Angeles County, but no damage was reported. The temblor struck at 7:38 a.m. about five miles west of UC Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara area is home to a number of earthquake faults, the largest of which is the Santa Ynez fault, which is 80 miles long and runs just north of the city. That fault is believed to be capable of triggering an earthquake as powerful as 7.5. People closest to the epicenter felt moderate shaking, but the only effects reported were the falling of a few photo frames.
November 10, 2012 |
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake centered in southeastern Kentucky on Saturday has shaken residents from northern Ohio to North Carolina and Alabama. The earthquake, centered more than half a mile underground about eight miles west of Whitesburg, Ky., did not appear to cause any structural damage in the Ohio Valley. The epicenter was about 35 miles west of the southwestern Virginia border. More than 200 people from Ohio, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Georgia Indiana and North Carolina reported feeling the temblor on the U.S. Geological Survey's website, some more than 300 miles away.
June 24, 2012 |
CARRIZO PLAIN NATIONAL MONUMENT, Calif. - In his obsession to see every back road in Southern California, my brother, John, recently said, "Let's go to Carrizo Plain. " "Where's that?" I asked. He waved his palm in the air. "Over there. " Meaning, I gathered, someplace between Bakersfield and Santa Barbara. The website for the Bureau of Land Management, which helps administer Carrizo Plain National Monument, offers more precise directions, though it begins by warning visitors not to use GPS mapping software to get there.
April 12, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from San Juan Bautista, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:01 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Prunedale, California, nine miles from Hollister, California, 11 miles from Salinas, California and 120 miles from Sacramento, California. In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
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May 25, 2013 |
A shallow, magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Saturday morning five miles from Greenville, Calif., in Plumas County in the Sierra Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:43 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from Susanville, 36 miles from Magalia, 40 miles from Paradise and 97 miles from Carson City, Nev. The quake came two days after a magnitude 5.7 temblor struck Plumas County, the largest earthquake in California . In the past ten days, there have been 26 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.