Category Archives: Ring of Fire

4.2 Earthquake in Fontana this morning

As reported on local television station KTLA, the earthquake struck at 5:45 AM in the Fontana area of San Bernardino County as shown on the map above. The location was less than a mile from the Metrolink station.   It … Continue reading

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USGS Predicts Big Quake on Bay Area fault

There was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday  in Fremont, Northern California.  It occurred on the Hayward fault, which  runs along  in the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay.   The San Andreas fault is on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Seattle, Northwest in Danger of a Megaquake?

An article in the July issue New Yorker Magazine by Kathryn Schultz has apparently scared the bejeezes out of people in the Northwest. One of the pull quotes from the article was that “everything west of the i-5 will be … Continue reading

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7.3 Landers Earthquake 1992

The earthquake that struck Landers, California June 28, 1992, was the largest earthquake to have occurred in the continental United States in the last half of the 20th Century (or since.) according to the USGS.  As can be seen on … Continue reading

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Southern California Earthquakes — A swarm of more than 50 in Fillmore

Fillmore, a city in Ventura, County, about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles experienced more than 50 minor earthquakes today.  By minor, the USGS measured them all at less than 3.0 on the Richter Scale, meaning minor damage at most … Continue reading

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What it’s like to experience an Earthquake II: The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.

I remember this earthquake, formally known as the Loma Prieta Earthquake,  mostly because I had just finished dinner with my parents and they sat down to watch the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and … Continue reading

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3.4 Earthquake near Gardena in the Los Angeles Basin

                            We had a 3.4 (Richter Scale) earthquake in the Los Angeles Basin late Saturday night.  It was at a depth of 7.2 miles.  I felt this … Continue reading

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Northern California Earthquakes last week retracted by USGS

I don’t recall this ever happening before.  Last week there were a series of earthquakes reported in both Northern and Southern California.  I didn’t bother with them because they were 5 and below on the Richter Scale and low level … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake in the Aleutian Archipelago during the night.

                  The epicenter was 400 miles southwest of  Anchorage, Alaska, and 20 miles down in the Earth.  It struck around Midnight Pacific time.  No tsunami is expected at this time.  For more … Continue reading

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Another volcano erupts this time in Southern Japan

                NHK, the Japanese Television Network, reported today that the volcano Kuchinoeabu-Jima on an island south of the main island had an explosive eruption.  Officials issued an evacuation warning for the island.  Here … Continue reading

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