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2008-10-10 21:00:23

By Oakland Tribune An earthquake shook parts of the East Bay this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, with a magnitude of 3.1, struck at 4:19 p.m., a mile northeast of Piedmont and three miles northeast of Oakland. No damages or injuries have been reported. Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are reporting temporary system- wide delays of about five minutes Friday evening but said they did not know how long the delays would last. -- Angela Woodall (c)...

2008-10-06 12:00:26

In April, a group of scientists and engineers, working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), released an official forecast of California earthquake probability, and the findings were frightful: They suggest a better than 99% chance of an earthquake measuring 6.7 or greater hitting the state sometime in the next 30 years, and a 46% chance of one posting a 7.5. (The Northridge quake, which claimed at least 60 victims and rang up $25 billion in damage, registered a 6.7.) The Chino Hills,...

2008-07-30 09:00:15

By ROBERT JABLON By Robert Jablon The Associated Press LOS ANGELES The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets Tuesday. But there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or major damage. The 5.4-magnitude quake - considered moderate - was felt from Los Angeles south to San Diego, and as far east as Las Vegas, 230 miles away....

2008-07-30 09:00:14

By Robert Jablon Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California in more than a decade rattled windows and chandeliers, made buildings sway and sent people running into the streets on Tuesday. But there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or major damage. The 5.4-magnitude quake -- considered moderate -- was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and as far east as Las Vegas, 230 miles away. Nearly 30 aftershocks quickly...

2008-07-29 21:00:14

LOS ANGELES - A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8, centered 29 miles east-southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino Hills in San Bernardino County. Ten aftershocks occurred in the next dozen...

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2008-07-29 15:10:00

The strongest earthquake to strike a populated area of Southern California since the 1994 Northridge quake rocked the region from Los Angeles to San Diego today but caused only limited damage and a few injuries. Strongly felt but considered moderate, the magnitude-5.4 jolt struck at 11:42 a.m. and centered 29 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles near the San Bernardino County city of Chino Hills. It was felt as far east as Las Vegas. Dozens of aftershocks followed, the largest a...

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2008-05-22 14:22:06

Scientists released a report today describing the impact of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurring along Southern California's San Andreas Fault.Although imaginary, the Shakeout Scenario is based on scientists' best predictions of what would actually occur during and after a major earthquake along the fault, and paints a grim picture of loss of life and massive infrastructure damage, including critical transportation, power, and water systems.  A team of about 300 scientists, first...

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2008-04-18 07:10:00

Midwest residents awoke early Friday morning by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that rivals the strongest ever recorded in that region. People up to 450 miles away felt the quake, which occurred just before 4:37a.m. this morning. Centered just 6 miles from West Salem, Ill., the quake was felt by residents as far as Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa. There were no early reports of major damage or injuries. The quake rattled skyscrapers in Chicago, 240 miles north of the...

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2008-04-14 21:00:00

Scientists released the first official statewide forecast of earthquake probabilities for California Monday, reporting a 99 percent probability of a strong and damaging earthquake of magnitude of 6.7 or greater occurring along one of the state's major seismic faults within the next 30 years. The report, submitted by federal and state seismologists, geologists and geophysicists, said there was a 46 percent chance of an even more damaging magnitude 7.5 or greater earthquake occurring during the...

2006-06-15 08:07:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A light earthquake shook northern California early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tremor occurred at 5:24 a.m. PDT and was magnitude 4.7, rated as "light," the agency said on its Web site. The epicenter was 28 miles southeast of San Jose. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.


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