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The great California shake out | Earthquake Safety

The great California shake out | Earthquake Safety

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. 2019 is the 12th ShakeOut, which began in southern California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. […]

Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows

Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows

By Jan Wesner Childs At a Glance Temblors total 495 per day, most of them only tiny rumbles on the seismic scale. The study analyzed 10 years worth of earthquake data. Scientists hope the work will lead to a better understanding of temblors and how to predict them. Earthquakes are a fact of life in California, […]

Three Earthquakes Rock California in Single Day

Three Earthquakes Rock California in Single Day

Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A third …

A photographer who made a name shooting Mexico’s ’85 earthquake is now fighting for his life

A photographer who made a name shooting Mexico’s ’85 earthquake is now fighting for his life

Wesley Bocxe got his break in photojournalism covering a devastating 1985 earthquake in Mexico, which killed an estimated 10,000 people. Exactly 32 years later, on Sept. 19, another massive earthquake struck Mexico. And this time, it toppled his home, leaving Bocxe seriously injured and killing his wife, Elizabeth Esguerra Rosas. Bocxe grew up in New […]

More quakes shake ‘ring of fire’

More quakes shake ‘ring of fire’

‘Ring of fire’ (Photo: YouTube screenshot) Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month. Meanwhile, Californians are anxious about a possible Big One, because of the recent major quakes – all seemingly hitting in the “ring of fire,” where […]

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Earthquakes Could Cause California To Sink Below Sea Level

Add “sinking below sea level” to California’s list of natural disaster worries. Portions of the Golden State could be at risk of abruptly dropping into the sea during a severe earthquake like the “Big One” scientists have been predicting for years, according to a study published Monday. By assessing seismic activity, scientists have estimated in […]

Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists’ attention

Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists’ attention

More than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year’s Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists. The strongest earthquake in the sequence was magnitude 3.9, directly underneath Brawley, about 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The earthquakes struck in the southern end of the Brawley Seismic Zone, a […]

Crony Capitalism and Political Privilege: Earthshaking. Literally.

Crony Capitalism and Political Privilege: Earthshaking. Literally.

By Thomas L. Knapp In 1962, US Army Corps of Engineers personnel pumped 165 million gallons of waste fluid into rock 12,000 feet below the surface of the earth at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Arsenal and noticed that the pumping was accompanied by a number of small earthquakes. Six years later,  the US Geological Survey monitored […]