Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Information and resources for Southern California

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 05:07 PM PDT

Northridge Quake 20th Anniversary

Northridge Quake 20th Anniversary

Twenty years after the magnitude-6.6 temblor caused death and destruction in Southern California, NBC4 remembered the Northridge earthquake with stories and videos that came out of the devastation.

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT

Tsunami Could Bring 15-Foot Surge

Tsunami Could Bring 15-Foot Surge

When two simulated tsunami scenarios brought dozens of emergency responders and planners to Marina del Rey this week, they sought tsunami expertise from a leading academic authority, Costas Synolakis, a...

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 07:44 AM PDT

Magnitude-3.6 Quake Shakes Big Bear Lake Area

Magnitude-3.6 Quake Shakes Big Bear Lake Area

A magnitude-3.6 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning south of Big Bear Lake.

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 at 10:48 AM PDT

City Council Approves Seismic Retrofitting Measure

City Council Approves Seismic Retrofitting Measure

The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Friday requiring seismic retrofitting in thousands of buildings across the city considered to be vulnerable during major earthquakes.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM PDT

2.5-Magnitude Quake Rattles Fontana Area

2.5-Magnitude Quake Rattles Fontana Area

A preliminary 2.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the Fontana area Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 01:46 PM PDT

Experts Gather for Pre-ShakeOut Summit

Experts Gather for Pre-ShakeOut Summit

Emergency responders and earthquake experts attended a pre-ShakeOut event to talk quake preparedness. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 08:26 AM PDT

Preparing for Earthquakes: Putting Out Fires

Preparing for Earthquakes: Putting Out Fires

Fire is one of the major dangers stemming from earthquakes. Firefighters show the proper way to extinguish a small fire in the home. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 09:46 PM PDT

Chilean Tsunami Tested SoCal's Warning System

Chilean Tsunami Tested SoCal's Warning System

The tsunami surge from Chile had largely dissipated its energy by the time it reached Southern California early Thursday, but provided a test run for emergency tsunami warnings, officials said.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 08:51 AM PDT

Facebook 'Safety Check' Used for Chile Quake

Facebook 'Safety Check' Used for Chile Quake

In the aftermath of the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that shook Chile Wednesday night, many Facebook users utilized “Safety Check,” a feature on the social media website used to give updates to friends during...

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 06:53 PM PDT

Tsunami Advisory Canceled, OC Beaches Reopen

Tsunami Advisory Canceled, OC Beaches Reopen

A tsunami advisory for the California coast was canceled Thursday, hours after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile.

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