Earthquake

The USGS originally recorded a quake at this location.

USGS, LA Times ‘Quakebot’ Mistakenly Report Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Redding

An earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 was reported but never hit the Redding area overnight.

05/29/2015

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6.7 Quake Hits Alaska, No Tsunami

ALEUTIAN ISLANDS (CBS SF) — A magnitude 6.7 quake struck the southern coast of Alaska just 9 seconds after midnight Pacific Time Friday, about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage. The initial power was reported as […]

05/29/2015

'San Andreas'

9.8 Earthquake In YouTube Video, ‘San Andreas’ Movie Just Fiction, But Science Says 8.0 Increasingly Likely For California

Separating fact from fiction, yes, a 9+ magnitude quake or two will hit California in the “San Andreas” movie being released May 29th, yes a 8.0 magnitude quake in California is possible, but no, a planetary alignment has less effect on Earth than the Moon’s gravity and there is nearly zero chance of a 9.8 quake happening in California on May 28th or May 29th.

05/28/2015

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Small Earthquake Rattles Rohnert Park Area

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake has struck Rohnert Park Monday evening.

05/25/2015

Yountville quake on May 25, 2015 (USGS)

2.5-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Napa County

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.5 earthquake has struck Napa County Monday morning.

05/25/2015

A USGS map showing details of the seafloor around San Francisco Bay. (Source: USGS)

Detailed Maps Offer Glimpse At Bay Area’s Underwater Landscape

A joint effort by more than a dozen states has resulted in detailed maps of the sea floor in and around the Bay Area, offering a never before seen glimpse at the underwater landscape.

05/24/2015

Dwayne Johnson in "San Andreas" (credit: Warner Bros.)

Seismologist Separates Fact From Fantasy In Quake Disaster Movie ‘San Andreas’

Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical look at California’s real seismic threat.

05/23/2015

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6.8 Quake: 3rd Earthquake In 3 Days Rocks Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, a day after a 6.0 quake and a 6.9 quake hit the same region..

05/22/2015

A map of the earthquakes triggered around the globe within a week of the April 2012 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra (white star). Courtesy of Fred Pollitz, USGS.

Rare 4.2 Earthquake Rattles England Right Before Napa Quake

One hour before a 4.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Napa area Thursday night, a rare 4.2 quake woke up people living near London.

05/22/2015

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4.8 Earthquake Strikes North Of Las Vegas

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and later a revised magnitude of 4.8 struck south Nevada north of Las Vegas Friday.

05/22/2015

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