El Niño: California Beach Erosion In 2015/16 Highest Ever RecordedEl Niño didn't deliver pounding rain, but it gave California's coastline a powerful beating during the winter of 2015/16. The much anticipated rainfall was lower than anticipated, but beach erosion was the highest in more than 145 years, according a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
2 Bay Area Earthquake Faults Found To Be ConnectedThe most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds.
7.7 Earthquake Strikes Northern Mariana Islands In PacificA major earthquake shook an area of the Pacific Ocean and the Northern Mariana Islands Friday.
Gov. Brown Seeks Money To Establish Earthquake Warning System By 2018Gov. Jerry Brown will seek state funds to help establish a system that issues warnings that an earthquake is occurring.
Four Minor Earthquakes Recorded In San JoseThere were at least four mild earthquakes in about an hour Tuesday night in San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
3.1 Magnitude Quake In Central CaliforniaA 3.1 magnitude quake struck in Central Valley, 18 miles west of Soledad.
6.4 Earthquake Strikes Near Solomon IslandsAn earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck near the Solomon Islands Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Gold From Poop? USGS Scientists Look At Recovering Valuable Metals From Feces, SewageWhat goes down the drain might be more valuable than people think. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are looking at the possibility of recovering gold, along with rare elements from feces and sewage.
Several Quakes Shake Central, Southern California Within 2 HoursThe U.S. Geological Survey has reported at least 5 earthquakes in Central and Southern California in the span of about two hours, Saturday night.
Magnitude 2.9 Quake Strikes East Of LivermoreAn earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 2.9 struck near Livermore on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.
Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Shakes San Benito County Near RidgemarkAn earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck east of Ridgemark, near Hollister Thursday at 3:11 a.m. according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated seismograph alert network.
Chance Of Damaging Aftershock From Napa Earthquake Estimated To Be 25 PercentThere is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon, U.S. Geological Survey officials said Monday.