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New Guinea Quake

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning Issued

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but a tsunami warning was in effect.



7.6 Magnitude Quake Off Solomon Islands Triggers Tsunami Warning

A tsunami warning was issued Saturday after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Reported Near Yountville

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.7 earthquake Thursday evening around 6 miles east-northeast of Yountville.



Small Earthquake Shakes Area North Of Clear Lake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 rattled an area of Lake County north of Clear Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the coast of Chile on the evening of April 1, 2014. (CBS)

Magnitude 8.2 Quake Strikes Off Coast Of Chile; Tsunami Warning In South America

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


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California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco Bay

California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.


A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Encino in Los Angeles County on the morning of March 17, 2014. (CBS)

Jolt That Woke Up Los Angeles Won’t Impact Bay Area Earthquake Risk

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck Los Angeles Monday morning won’t impact seismic activity in the Bay Area, according to a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.



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.



Small Quake Hits Along Hayward Fault Near Union City

A small quake registering 2.8 hit near Union City, along the Hayward Fault at 1:38 p.m. Friday afternoon, according to U.S. Geological Survey seismographs.