Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered creation of a statewide earthquake early warning system that could give millions of Californians a few precious seconds of warning before a powerful temblor strikes.
Two small early-morning earthquakes have jolted the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in eastern Los Angeles County but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
California could join Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone countries that alert residents to the approach of powerful shaking under a bill awaiting approval from Gov. Jerry Brown.
A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 was recorded near Fremont Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A small earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.3 was reported near San Rafael Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, swamping the nation’s largest port complex and causing major economic damage.
Many of San Francisco’s first responders including police, fire, and other emergency personnel live in the East Bay. So what would the city do if disaster were to strike while the Bay Bridge is closed?
Authorities say a 4.2-magnitude earthquake that jolted the Truckee Meadows near Reno rattled nerves but caused no injuries and no major damage.
A 4.2 earthquake was felt near Reno on Monday. The quake was felt by residents in the Reno and Sparks area at 5:51 p.m. local time.
A moderately strong earthquake shook Mexico’s capital Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.