Thursday, March 9, 2017

What are the chances of a major earthquake in Southern California?


Friday, March 10 is the anniversary of Long Beach earthquake in 1933, the deadliest California quake in 100 years. Let's take a look at our chances of another massive disaster. 2017 FORECAST The U.S. Geological Survey earthquake forecast maps show the risk of human-activity-induced earthquakes in Oklahoma are now as high as natural occurring earthquakes in California. Before 2016, the USGS maps identified hazards only from natural earthquakes. Read more FULL REPORT

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

LA's Stretch Of San Andreas Fault Overdue For Major Quake


A portion of the San Andreas fault line along the Grapevine has built up enough energy to release a quake that could shake for minutes.

LOS ANGELES, CA — Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the Grapevine north of Los Angeles, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more FULL REPORT

California Earthquake Update: After 250 Quakes Hit Over New Year's, Is Los Angeles Safe?



The more than 250 earthquakes that hit southeast of Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve didn't do much physical damage, but they left some residents and scientists concerned about the possibility of future — and worse — quakes.

 This weekend's earthquakes hit near the California-Mexico border, and the strongest was a 3.9 magnitude quake that struck about 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles beneath the town of Brawley, according to the Los Angeles Times.

That location, scientists said, is an important spot to watch because it connects two faults — the San Andreas and Imperial faults — and could therefore trigger dangerous and damaging quakes.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

Washington (AFP) - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, at a depth of 62 miles (100 kilometers), struck shortly after 1400 GMT about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in the South American nation's La Rioja province. Read more FULL ARTICLE

Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes

"Utter devastation" after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand (Reuters) - A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rattled New Zealand's South Island on Monday, hours after a more powerful quake killed at least two people, damaged roads and buildings and sent thousands fleeing to higher ground. Read more FULL ARTICLE

Monday, October 3, 2016

Heightened earthquake alert issued for Southern California

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake, officials said. Read more FULL ARTICLE

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. FULL ARTICLE

What are the chances of a major earthquake in Southern California?

Friday, March 10 is the anniversary of Long Beach earthquake in 1933, the deadliest California quake in 100 years. Let's take a ...