earthquake safety

The state Assembly will vote today on a bill to assess the number of buildings in the state that are susceptible to a major earthquake - many of which are in Southern California.  KVCR's Benjmain Purper has more.

City of San Bernardino

Hundreds of buildings across the Inland Empire are vulnerable to extreme damage and danger to occupants in the event of a major earthquake.  The analysis by the Los Angeles Times finds IE officials have not responded to the vulnerability like officials in Coastal communities have.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

U.S. Geological Survey

A 4.0 earthquake - centered in the mountains between Riverside and Orange Counties - shook parts of Southern California early this morning.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A little-known section of the San Jacinto Fault in Southern California could erupt with a damaging earthquake a lot sooner than once thought.  A research team at UC Riverside made the discovery by using a new technique in seismic detection.  Details from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.

A new study says an earthquake fault running from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude 7.4 temblor that could affect some of the most densely-populated areas in California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


California is a state of many climates, and many potential disasters.  Are you prepared for when disaster strikes?  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel examines what things a person should have in an emergency kit, in this third and final segment of our series on earthquake safety and disaster preparedness.

Earthquakes are common occurrences in Southern California, but have the potential to cause serious destruction and injury.  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel interviews a local professor and geologist, as well as the CEO of a non-profit earthquake insurance company in the second of our series on earthquake safety and disaster preparedness.

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Living on the West Coast has its perks, but it comes at a cost.  California is one of the most geologically-active places in North America.  KVCR's Brandon Gunzel interviews a local professor and geologist in the first of a series of reports on earthquake safety and disaster preparedness., courtesy usgs

Authorities in Southern California have issued an earthquake advisory, following a swarm of quakes in the Salton Sea area of Riverside and Imperial counties.  More from NPR News.

California officials now have the funds allocated to begin planning a statewide earthquake early warning system.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

A swarm of small earthquakes followed a moderate temblor that shook an area southeast of the Inland Empire yesterday (Monday).  KVCR's Rick Dulock has details.

A 4.5 earthquake centered just a few miles east of Riverside/San Bernardino shook the Inland region this morning.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor, which occurred at 6:42 a.m. Pacific Time, was centered about 4 miles north of Banning.  The quake was felt as far east as the Coachella Valley, as well as in parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties.  There were no injuries reported, and a report of only very minor damage to a lighting fixture at a fast food restaurant in Banning.

A bill before the California state Senate this week would extend tax breaks to landlords who do earthquake retrofits on vulnerable buildings.  This comes as the Los Angeles City Council is preparing to release a plan requiring retrofits.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports on what this mandate could mean for renters.

A search and rescue team from California is helping relief efforts in Nepal.  Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.