Earthquakes

NOAA tsunami detection buoy used to detect pending wave action in the open ocean, giving scientists the data they need to determine whether to evacuate coastal areas. (NOAA)

Ventura Earthquake Fault Puts California At Risk For Destructive Tsunami

Officials are considering revising tsunami hazard maps after researchers found the Ventura fault line in Southern California is much more dangerous than previously believed.

04/20/2015

Lotta's Fountain Quake Memorial

Tradition Continues With Events To Commemorate 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

109 years after the Great Quake of 1906, San Franciscans continue to pay tribute to that monumental event and those who died in the subsequent fire.

04/18/2015

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Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk Faster

About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.

04/14/2015

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Small Earthquake Shakes Southern California Near Baker

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck in Southern California.

03/30/2015

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Strong Quakes Hit Off South Pacific Nations Of Tonga, Samoa

A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

03/30/2015

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

West Coast Congress Members Want $16.1M For Early Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck in far northern Chile. There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

03/23/2015

Ty Harden #2 of San Jose Earthquakes is congratulated by teamates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire in the first half at Avaya Stadium on March 22, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

San Jose Earthquakes Inaugurate Avaya Stadium With A Win

Fatai Alashe and Ty Harden scored goals in the first half and the San Jose Earthquakes opened their new stadium with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night.

03/23/2015

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Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Strikes North Of Morgan Hill

The magnitude 2.7 tremor was recorded hitting nine miles north of Morgan Hill and 15 miles south east of San Jose at 8:47 a.m.

03/23/2015

A general view of Avaya Stadium prior to an MLS game between the Chicago Fire and San Jose Earthquakes on March 22, 2015 in San Jose.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Avaya Stadium Guide

Avaya Stadium is the new home of the San Jose Earthquakes, debuting for the 2015 Major League Soccer season. The stadium was modeled on European club stadiums and is one of the most technologically-advanced and […]

02/27/2015

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