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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 07:47 AM PDT

Where Things Stand With the West Coast's Earthquake Early Warning System

Where Things Stand With the West Coast's Earthquake Early Warning System

The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity. During that downtime, work has moved forward on an early warning system being developed for the...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 05:50 AM PDT

10 Common Earthquake Myths Debunked

10 Common Earthquake Myths Debunked

You might have heard California will one day just fall off into the ocean. That's just one of our 10 common myths about earthquakes.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 04:26 PM PDT
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By Sierra Jackson

PHOTOS: 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern California

A second powerful earthquake rocked Southern California on Friday evening, a day...View gallery

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Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 01:51 PM PDT

Clusters of Jarring Aftershocks Shake Ridgecrest With Thousands More Expected

Clusters of Jarring Aftershocks Shake Ridgecrest With Thousands More Expected

Small earthquakes rattled already shaken residents overnight in the Mojave Desert community of Ridgecrest, where the cleanup continues from two major quakes.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 11:33 AM PST

List: Historic Tsunamis on California's Coast

List: Historic Tsunamis on California's Coast

Most of the tsunamis observed in California have been small, causing a slight rise in water levels in coastal areas and little damage. But whether they're generated by local or distant sources, such as...

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM PDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Aftermath: The Loma Prieta Earthquake

As California marks 25 years since the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake, take a look...View gallery

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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 08:37 AM PDT

What Trona and Ridgecrest Residents Need to Know as Recovery Continues

What Trona and Ridgecrest Residents Need to Know as Recovery Continues

After two major earthquakes rattled the Ridgecrest and Trona areas, residents are moving into the recovery process.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 at 09:49 AM PST
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By Andrew Lopez, Jonathan Lloyd

Northridge Earthquake: The First Day in Photos

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck Northridge around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17...View gallery

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Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 05:21 AM PDT

Ridgecrest On the Road to Recovery, Officials Urge Residents to Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

Ridgecrest On the Road to Recovery, Officials Urge Residents to Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that governments must strengthen alert systems and building codes, and residents should make sure they know how to protect themselves during an earthquake.

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 07:20 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Photos: How the Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Changed the Earth's Surface

A powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake damaged buildings and caused shaking through...View gallery

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