USGS

Borrego Springs Quake

Magnitude 3.6 Quake Rattles Southern California Desert Near Coachella

The quake’s magnitude was first reported Sunday as magnitude 4.1 but was reclassified by mid-morning.

05/31/2015

usgs wrong tweet

Two Powerful Earthquakes Did Not Hit Northern California, Automated Quake Alerts Fail USGS, LA Times After Deep Japan Quake

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two powerful earthquakes, measuring 4.8  and a 5.5 magnitudes did not hit San Simeon and Brooktrails early Saturday morning.  The widespread reports of the quakes are the result of a glitch in […]

05/30/2015

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7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Saturday, No Tsunami Risk Due To Quake’s Depth

A strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck the open ocean, 543 miles south of Tokyo early Saturday morning.

05/30/2015

'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

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

Napa County earthquake aftershocks. (http://earthquaketrack.com)

Aftershocks Rattle Napa Following 4.1 Earthquake Thursday

A moderate earthquake jolted the Bay Area followed by a few minor aftershocks overnight.

05/22/2015

A 6.0 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on May 21, 2015. (USGS)

Second Strong Earthquake Rocks The Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, less than a day after a 6.9 quake struck the region.

05/21/2015

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