Earthquake Off California Coast Downgraded To 6.8, No Damage Reported

One of the largest earthquakes to hit California in decades rattled the state’s northern coast, but its depth and distance from shore reduced the impact on land, where there were no reports of injuries or damage, scientists and authorities said on Monday.



Dozens of Aftershocks Follow 6.9 Quake Off California Coast

Dozens of aftershocks, the strongest registering 4.6, continue to rattle Northern California and the Eureka coast following a powerful 6.9 quake offshore just after 9 p.m. Sunday night.



6.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast, No Tsunami Warning Issued

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Northern California coast Sunday night, with strong shaking felt hundreds of miles away, but no reports of damage, and no risk of a tsunami reported.


A security guard examines damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Study Links Huge Indian Ocean Quake To Aftershocks Worldwide

A 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean this spring had a far reaching impact seismologists once considered unlikely, triggering aftershocks off the coasts of Oregon, Baja California, and Southern Mexico.


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3.0 Earthquake Rattles South Bay Near San Jose

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday morning about 65 miles south of San Jose near the Monterey-San Benito County border, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

CBS San Francisco–08/28/2011

A seismograph records an East Bay earthquake. (CBS)

Pair Of 3.6 Magnitude Quakes Rattle East Bay

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area for the second time in as many days Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

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No West Coast Tsunami From New Japan 7.4 Quake

U.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan Thursday was not expected to create a tsunami threat in Hawaii or the West Coast.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011


More Aftershocks Rattle Monterey County Following Quake

The U.S. Geological Survey reported another pair of magnitude 3.0 and larger earthquakes struck Wednesday evening near Monterey County, less than a day after a 4.5-magnitude tremor and numerous aftershocks rattled the region.

CBS San Francisco–01/13/2011