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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits California: USGS

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits California: USGS

BY JACK PHILLIPS A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Central California around 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the tremor was around 180 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles in Lone Pine. The tremor, namely, struck in remote Inyo County, which is located just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains […]

Early Morning Earthquake may have caused some damage in Port Hueneme

Early Morning Earthquake may have caused some damage in Port Hueneme

An offshore earthquake measuring 4.0 at on the Richter scale 2:30 AM. It’s epicenter was  almost 16 miles from Port Hueneme.  The trembler may have caused some damage to a condominium complex in the city.  From Tim McCoy, who owns property in the Surfside development, here is a copy of an email he received after […]

7.1 quake in SoCal- rumbles Ventura County

7.1 quake in SoCal- rumbles Ventura County

By George Miller Reports are that there was a 7.1 quake 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. At only 1/2 mile deep it was a much shallower event than what hit on July 4th. Both were stronger than any other tumbler in the last 20 years. Yesterday’s quake is now deemed a foreshock making it part […]

Red Cross Earthquake Safety Tips Available

Red Cross Earthquake Safety Tips Available

This earthquake was felt throughout the area and I wanted to share some safety tips on earthquakes that are always relevant. Because of the holiday, I am available by phone, Skype and email if you have any questions. http://redcross.org/earthquake — view full tips here and use as you see fit. Protecting your family • Talk […]

6.4 Earthquake hits So Cal

6.4 Earthquake hits So Cal

A 6.4 struck Southern California in the Searles Valley located in the Mojave Desert, in northwestern San Bernardino County, California at 10:33 AM at dept of 8.7 kilometers. It lasted for over 30 seconds and was felt in Ventura County.   From the USG site there appears to have been a series of quakes before the […]

Update on Earthquake southwest of the Channel Islands

Update on Earthquake southwest of the Channel Islands

Oxnard, California – Early this afternoon Southern California received another reminder that we live in “Earthquake Country.” At 12:29 p.m., a magnitude-5.4 quake struck 57 miles southwest of the Channel Islands. Emergency officials from Oxnard were in immediate communication with the County of Ventura Office of Emergency Services and the National Tsunami Warning Center. While […]

California’s other drought: A major earthquake is overdue

California’s other drought: A major earthquake is overdue

By Richard Aster, Professor of Geophysics, Colorado State University. Fires break out across San Francisco after the April 18, 1906 earthquake. USGS California earthquakes are a geologic …

Hundreds of Mexico City buildings may now be uninhabitable

Hundreds of Mexico City buildings may now be uninhabitable

Jessica Cruz slept in a crowded Mexico City gym this week, flanked by exercise equipment, a baby carriage, a large pile of stuffed animals and a small bag of diapers for her baby boy. The workout room, laden with blue foam mats, was far from comfortable. But for Cruz, it was way better than returning […]

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warnings were issued for the coast, according to the National Weather Service. The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. at a depth of 2.5 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter […]

Earthquake death toll climbs to 225 in Mexico as frantic search continues for survivors

Earthquake death toll climbs to 225 in Mexico as frantic search continues for survivors

MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched massive piles of rubble for any signs of life Wednesday morning after dozens of buildings collapsed across central Mexico in Tuesday’s violent earthquake, which killed at least 225 people, injured at least 1,000 and caused chaos in Mexico’s capital. Firefighters, soldiers and volunteers worked through the night clearing debris and […]

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