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Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 01:09 AM PDT

Magnitude-3.0 Earthquake Rattles Borrego Springs

Magnitude-3.0 Earthquake Rattles Borrego Springs

A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was reported in Borrego Springs at 12:56 a.m. on Friday, according to the USGS.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 at 05:23 PM PST
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By Andrew Lopez

Northridge Earthquake: The First Day

The magnitude-6.6 earthquake that struck Northridge around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17...View gallery

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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 at 04:01 PM PST
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By Andrew Lopez

Northridge Earthquake: Days Following the Destruction

During the 24 hours after the Northridge earthquake, chaos continued as roadways...View gallery

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Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT

MAP: Largest California Earthquakes

MAP: Largest California Earthquakes

Click here for a map of general locations of the largest magnitude earthquakes reported in California since 1900.

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 06:27 AM PDT

Magnitude-3.9 Earthquake Off San Clemente Coast Reported

Magnitude-3.9 Earthquake Off San Clemente Coast Reported

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake rattled just off the coast of San Clemente on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:40 AM PDT

ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: Drop, Cover and Hold On

ShakeOut Earthquake Drill: Drop, Cover and Hold On

Millions of Californians signed up for Thursday's Great ShakeOut, joining people around the world to drop, cover and hold in a practice run for a major earthquake.

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 at 10:11 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Thirty Years Ago, the Whittier Narrows Earthquake Rattled LA

Thirty years ago, the deadly Whittier Narrows earthquake jolted Southern Califor...View gallery

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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:01 PM PDT

Mexico Quakes Offer Warning for California's Preparedness

Mexico Quakes Offer Warning for California's Preparedness

Surveys have shown that less than half of Californians have done enough to make their homes safer in advance of a big earthquake, NBC News reports.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 04:55 PM PDT

'We Feel Powerless': Victims' Families Wait in Desperation

'We Feel Powerless': Victims' Families Wait in Desperation

Anguished family members of people reported missing after an office building pancaked to the ground in Tuesday's Mexico City earthquake continued to wait just blocks from the rubble for word of their loved ones....

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:12 PM PDT

Quake Retrofitting Underway for 'Soft Story' Apartments

Quake Retrofitting Underway for 'Soft Story' Apartments

In the two years since Los Angeles required quake retrofitting apartments with tuck under parking, more than 300 buildings have been reinforced, and 1,584 more are in the works. The owners of an additional...

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