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Preliminary 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Twentynine Palms

Preliminary 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Twentynine Palms

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake that shook the California desert Monday morning was centered about 10 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Riverside County, just south of the San Bernardino County line, according...

Jul 12, 2019

California Legislator Fights for More Seismic Retrofitting

California Legislator Fights for More Seismic Retrofitting

With recent quakes rattling Southern California, thousands of buildings are still being retrofitted to improve how they will withstand the next "Big One." But some say more needs to be done as we look at future...

Jul 12, 2019
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By Janette Villafana, Heather Navarro

How the Small Community of Trona is Recovering After Quakes

In a packed high school gym, the people of Trona let their local and state...View gallery

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Jul 12, 2019

Earthquakes Spur Calls for Better Preparedness

Earthquakes Spur Calls for Better Preparedness

Following the back-to-back Ridgecrest earthquakes felt in Los Angeles last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti today called on neighborhood councils and the city to better prepare local communities in the event of...

Jul 12, 2019

Preliminary 4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Ridgecrest

Preliminary 4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Ridgecrest

A preliminary magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled Southern California Friday morning.

Jul 9, 2019

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...

Jul 8, 2019

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.

Jul 9, 2019

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.

Jul 8, 2019

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.

Jul 8, 2019
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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...View gallery

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