Category Archives: Earthquakes

Massive Damage From Earthquake Swarm In Central Italy

The USGS is reporting a number of earthquakes in the mountains of central Italy, one at 6.2 on the Richter Scale and numerous aftershocks including one at 5.5. Italian media is reporting at least 38 people killed and many trapped … Continue reading

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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Southern California

The USGS reported this morning that a 5.2 magnitude Earthquake struck on the San Jacinto fault just after 1 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Several after shocks struck within a half hour after the shocks. Dr. Lucy Jones, retired from the … Continue reading

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A Second 7.0 Earthquake Reported in Kumamoto, Japan Friday Night

                 Japan suffered a second earthquake Friday night after previous day’s earthquake which was the biggest to strike Japan since the 1011 Tsunami.  It struck near the capital city of Kumamoto Perfecture on the … Continue reading

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Yesterday a 7.9 Earthquake in the Ocean near Sumatra

                            An earthquake struck yesterday in the Indian Ocean about 500 miles West South West of Padang, Indonesia.  It struck at 12:49 PM UTC, 4:49 U.S. Pacific … Continue reading

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6.8 Earthquake in Chile Early This Morning

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck  early Saturday Morning 66 miles from Coquimbo, Chile.  It follows a much larger 8.3 magnitude and tsunami in the same region in this past September.  There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries this … Continue reading

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99 per cent chance of a 5.0 earthquake soon in the L.A. area according to JPL. USGS disagrees on the specifics.

Earlier today, Wednesday, this prediction by Jet Propulsion Laboratory was reported by L.A. area television station KCBS.  Dr. Andrea Donnellan, a geophysicist at JPL predicted a 99 per cent chance of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in La … Continue reading

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Massive 8.3 Earthquake off the coast of Santiago, Chile

  The quake struck 7:54 PM Local Time yesterday.  CNN was reporting that five people were killed and 1 million people were evacuated from the effected areas.  An 8.3 earthquake has historically been associated with  massive death tolls.  Any deaths … Continue reading

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Another Earthquake in the S.F. Bay Area this morning

                            Another Earthquake struck on the Alameda County side of the San Francisco Bay this morning.  This one measured 4.0 on the Richter Scale.  It occurred at … Continue reading

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Earthsky asks: Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

          Earthsky asks a very good question.  It looks as if someone (not me!) could climb up there and give that top rock a good shove and that would be that.   However, the article describes … Continue reading

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1994 Northridge Earthquake

The Northridge Earthquake was a turning point in the history of Los Angeles.  It occurred seven years after the Whittier Narrows Earthquake, but with damage that was much more widespread.  This earthquake, coming two years after the Rodney King riots … Continue reading

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