April 17, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 21 miles from Smith Valley, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:07 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles. The epicenter was 22 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 31 miles from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 42 miles from Carson City, Nev., and 60 miles from Truckee, Calif., according to the USGS. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
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.
April 10, 2013 |
TEHRAN -- Rescue workers on Wednesday gave up the search for more survivors of an earthquake that flattened homes and killed dozens of people in southern Iran, according to local news reports. The semiofficial Fars News Agency and other news outlets said the death toll from Tuesday's temblor had risen to 37, although some people in the area put the figure higher. The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said 31 people had died. The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said measured magnitude 6.3, was reportedly felt as far away as Qatar and Bahrain. The Institute of Geophysics at the University of Tehran measured the temblor at 6.1, according to the Iranian Seismological Center.
April 8, 2013 |
A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 18 miles from Lone Pine, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:59 p.m. PDT at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 54 miles from Ridgecrest, 69 miles from Porterville, 70 miles from Lindsay, and 217 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater centered nearby. Read more about Southern California earthquakes . ALSO: High-wind advisory issued for Southern California Powerball sales start in California; jackpot at $60 million Coroner to schedule autopsy on Pastor Rick Warren's son
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March 27, 2013 |
A series of earthquakes hit the California desert area Wednesday, near the site of a larger earthquake earlier this month. An initial shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported 13 miles from Anza, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:17 a.m. PDT at a depth of 1.9 miles. It was followed by more than 20 other smaller quakes, the USGS said. There were no reports of damage or injuries. According to the USGS, residents in nearby communities, including Indio, reported feeling the 3.6 temblor.
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March 14, 2013 |
In the seismic annals of California, Monday's magnitude 4.7 earthquake was little more than a footnote. It gave Southern California a small morning jolt but caused no damage and was largely shrugged off by noon. But in one important way, the quake was highly significant because it marked an advance in California's burgeoning earthquake early warning system. The quake struck in the desert town of Anza, about 35 miles south of Palm Springs, and hundreds of sensors embedded in the ground immediately sent an alert to seismologists at Caltech in Pasadena.
March 13, 2013 |
Well, what do you know, we had a quake, and we had a warning too. As my colleague Joseph Serna reported Wednesday: An earthquake early warning system being tested in California gave seismologists in Pasadena up to 30 seconds to prepare for Monday morning's temblor in the desert of Riverside County. “It was right,” said Kate Hutton, a seismologist with Caltech. “I sat really still to see if I could feel it and it worked.” Hopefully, Hutton was saying that without surprise in her voice.
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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.