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January 20, 1986 | From Reuters
A radio station here said Sunday that it received many panic calls, particularly from people living on remote farms, after two earth tremors shook northern sections of the Falklands within a minute of each other Saturday.
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WORLD
July 29, 2013 | By Kathleen McLaughlin
BEIJING -- Detroit's deep financial difficulties may have prompted China to look more closely at its own debt risk. On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive audit of local debt in China, an issue that has worried economists and others for its potential to shake the world's second-largest economy. China amassed local government debt as it powered steadily through the global financial crisis in 2008, and experts question whether local governments are now burdened with more than they can manage.
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WORLD
August 9, 2007 | Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writer
The shaking has slowed for now, the sense of panic eased, the search for the missing ebbed. But six months of tremors, including one major earthquake, have left many in this remote corner of Patagonia unhinged. The picture-postcard scenery of heavily forested hillsides and placid inlets has become pregnant with menace.
SCIENCE
July 15, 2013 | By Monte Morin
It began as series of small shuddering earthquakes beneath Alaska's Mt. Redoubt that gradually coalesced into a high-frequency "scream," according to seismologists. While scientists could only guess as to what triggered the vibrations, there was no question about what happened next: The seismic scream was followed by 30 seconds of silence, and then a series of volcanic eruptions -- 20 over a two-week period -- that launched an enormous plume of ash resembling a mushroom cloud. In a study published recently in Nature Geoscience, researchers examined data from the 2009 eruption and concluded that the sustained vibrations were caused by numerous so-called stick-slip movements on faults more than a mile beneath the volcano.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Four works, all written since 2000, opened this season's first Green Umbrella concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group on Monday night. Three, exotic of sound and captivating, were by emerging young composers and dealt with time and place, with history. The fourth, and curiously the most timely, was concerned only with space and place. At 91, Henry Brant is focused on the here and now, and on the hear and now. He is a utopian who has pioneered individuality through spatial music.
NEWS
June 2, 1985 | From Reuters
An earthquake measuring between 5 and 6 on the Soviet 12-point scale--described as "relatively strong"--shook the Soviet central Asian city of Tashkent on Saturday, Tass news agency reported. It did not say if there were any casualties or damage. Tashkent was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1966 and was rebuilt to withstand moderate tremors.
NEWS
March 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Two strong earthquakes jolted three towns southwest of here Thursday but no damage was reported, the offical Tanjug news agency said. The tremors, 20 minutes apart, were felt in the towns of Rijeka, Ogulin and Karlovac about 70 miles southwest of Zagreb.
NEWS
May 28, 1995 | Associated Press
Thousands of people here were startled when an apparent earthquake rattled windows and shook walls. No injuries or damage resulted from the tremors. The Geological Survey of Canada pegged the quake at a magnitude of 3.0.
WORLD
August 12, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN - Iranians turned their efforts from rescue to relief Sunday after twin earthquakes that killed more than 300 people, trying to provide medical care for more than 2,000 injured and shelter and aid for thousands left homeless. For a second night in a row, survivors of Saturday's magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 quakes in a northwestern province were advised to sleep outside for fear of continuing tremors. Bulldozers were already at work starting to clear up the rubble left from several destroyed villages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1989
A mild earthquake sent slight tremors through northern Orange County and elsewhere in the Southland late Saturday night. No injuries or damage was reported, officials said. The quake, centered about a mile northwest of Brea, hit at 11:07 p.m. Saturday and measured 3.7, according to seismologists at the Caltech Seismology Laboratory in Pasadena. It was reportedly felt from northern Orange County and throughout the San Fernando Valley. "We didn't have any real problems," said Lt. Harold Schaffrotch of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says. Research published online Thursday in the journal Science found that as production rose at the Imperial County geothermal field, so did the number of earthquakes. From 1981 through 2012, more than 10,000 earthquakes above magnitude 1.75 were recorded in the area.
OPINION
July 9, 2013 | Patt Morrison
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor - a brass ring he tried three times to grab. Only three other men served longer on the City Council than Wachs, but after 30 years as that rare political creature - a social liberal and fiscal conservative - he moved east in 2001, to head the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
WORLD
August 12, 2012 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN - Iranians turned their efforts from rescue to relief Sunday after twin earthquakes that killed more than 300 people, trying to provide medical care for more than 2,000 injured and shelter and aid for thousands left homeless. For a second night in a row, survivors of Saturday's magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 quakes in a northwestern province were advised to sleep outside for fear of continuing tremors. Bulldozers were already at work starting to clear up the rubble left from several destroyed villages.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Bill Doss of indie rock band Olivia Tremor Control and co-founder of the Elephant 6 Recording Co. musicians' collective has died at age 43, according to the group's website . No other details have been announced. “We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss,” the website says. “We are at a loss for words.” Doss, Jeff Mangum and Will Cullen Hart started Olivia Tremor Control in Louisiana in 1988. Mangum split and started Neutral Milk Hotel. Olivia Tremor Control put out two albums in the 1990s -- “Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle” in 1996 and “Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One” in 1999.
NEWS
October 19, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Essential tremor is the most common type of tremor disorder. The trembling of the hands, head or voice can be insignificant and require no treatment. But other people have severe symptoms and can benefit from medical intervention. New guidelines published Wednesday by the American Academy of Neurology should help doctors explain treatment options to their patients and spur more research into the condition, which affects an estimated 10 million Americans. The condition, which usually starts after age 40, can be treated with the high blood pressure drug propranolol and the seizure drug primidone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2010 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Kimi Yoshino and Andrew Blankstein
The moderate 5.4 magnitude earthquake that rolled through Southern California on Wednesday was probably triggered by the Mexicali temblor that hit Easter Sunday, seismologists said. Earthquake scientists' preliminary analysis had already shown that the 7.2 magnitude Baja California quake placed more pressure on at least two fault zones in Southern California — the Elsinore and the San Jacinto. Wednesday's earthquake, which caused no major damage, appeared to confirm that analysis.
SCIENCE
July 15, 2013 | By Monte Morin
It began as series of small shuddering earthquakes beneath Alaska's Mt. Redoubt that gradually coalesced into a high-frequency "scream," according to seismologists. While scientists could only guess as to what triggered the vibrations, there was no question about what happened next: The seismic scream was followed by 30 seconds of silence, and then a series of volcanic eruptions -- 20 over a two-week period -- that launched an enormous plume of ash resembling a mushroom cloud. In a study published recently in Nature Geoscience, researchers examined data from the 2009 eruption and concluded that the sustained vibrations were caused by numerous so-called stick-slip movements on faults more than a mile beneath the volcano.
NEWS
March 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Thousands of people camped in debris-strewn streets today, driven from their homes by aftershocks of a major earthquake that killed at least 124 people and injured 2,000 in central Chile. Authorities imposed a curfew to stop looting. Officials said they expect the death toll to rise as communications are restored and reports come in from outlying cities and towns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2010 | By Cara Mia DiMassa
If Elizabeth Cochran allowed herself to dream, the future would look something like this: Every personal computer would double as a seismic monitor. That MacBook at the coffee house, the one used by the guy pounding out a screenplay? Working to detect ground tremors while its user sips a latte. The aging PC gathering dust in the guest room? Ready to catch the next quake. If Cochran, an earth scientist at UC Riverside, has her way, every time the ground beneath us shakes, those machines would capture its movement and feed the information to a central computer system, creating a rich -- and inexpensive -- portrait of how and where an earthquake is felt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2009 | Jia-Rui Chong
Under the central part of the San Andreas fault, the deep seismic whisperings known as tremors have increased after two recent large earthquakes, and a surge in tremors appears to have foreshadowed one of them, according to a study to be published today in the journal Science. "It reaffirms the need to be ready," said Robert Nadeau, a research seismologist at UC Berkeley who led the study.
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