earthquakes

Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Rocks Coachella Valley

Jul 22, 2019

INDIO (CNS) - A magnitude 4.2 earthquake that shook the California
desert this morning was centered about 10 miles south of Twentynine Palms in
Riverside County, just south of the San Bernardino County line, according to
the United States Geological Survey.
   The 9:26 a.m. temblor, which was initially reported at a magnitude of
4.4 before being downgraded to a 4.2 by the USGS, was widely felt throughout
the Coachella Valley and south-central San Bernardino County.
   Twentynine Palms is about 180 miles south of Ridgecrest, where

Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Felt In Riverside County

Jul 20, 2019

   A small earthquake rattled parts of Riverside County Friday morning, but there were no reports of serious damage.
   A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 was detected at 11:40 a.m. about nine miles southeast of Anza and about 22 miles southwest of Rancho Mirage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
   The quake was felt in some areas of the Coachella Valley and as far south as San Diego, according to the USGS ``Did You Feel It?'' online map.

Water Now Safe to Drink in Trona

Jul 19, 2019

Residents of a high desert community hit hard by this month's big earthquakes no longer need to boil tap water.San Bernardino County authorities announced Wednesday the boil-water notice for Trona and neighboring areas has been lifted and citizens do not need to rely on bottled water.The Mojave Desert community of 2,000 residents was strongly shaken by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on July 5 and a magnitude 6.4 foreshock on July 4.The county says damage assessments resulted in 31 residences red tagged and 51 yellow tagged.

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The largest earthquake in more than two decades has Californians again grappling with the prospect of major damage from quakes. But a majority of homeowners lack earthquake insurance.  More from Capital Public Radio's Nick Miller.

Glenn Pomeroy arrived in Ridgecrest less than 24 hours after two major quakes rattled the town last week.

The CEO of the California Earthquake Authority says twenty percent of Ridgecrest homeowners had earthquake insurance ... but:

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The newest correspondent for "The California Report" - KVCR's daily 5:51am news segment featuring news from around the state - Saul Gonzalez filed this feature report this morning, after spending much of the weekend in earthquake-affected Ridgecrest and Trona.

Southern California Officials Urge Earthquake Preparedness

Jul 8, 2019
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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Southland officials have stepped up outreach efforts on earthquake preparedness in the wake of last week's twin temblors in the Mojave Desert, which were Southern California's two biggest earthquakes in 20 years.
   Local officials were joined by seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones of Caltech and experts from Los Angeles County's Office of Emergency Management at a presentation Sunday in downtown Los Angeles intended to remind local residents how to prepare for the inevitable Big One.

Months of aftershocks could follow big California earthquake

Jul 7, 2019

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren't worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major aftershocks in the days and even months to come.

No fatalities or major injuries were reported after Friday night's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which jolted an area from Sacramento to Mexico and prompted the evacuation of the Navy's largest single landholding, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the Mojave Desert.

California Governor Says Earthquakes Are 'Wake-Up Call'

Jul 7, 2019
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RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — The two major earthquakes that hit Southern California should alert people across the nation of the need to be prepared for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damages weren't worse.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that governments must strengthen alert systems and building codes, and residents should make sure they know how to protect themselves during an earthquake.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest Southern California quake in nearly 20 years jolted an area stretching from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked buildings, set fires, wrecked roads but only caused minor injuries.
Seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.
The 7.1-magnitude quake struck at 8:19 p.m. Friday and was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Ridgecrest, the same area of the Mojave Desert where a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit just a day earlier.

Friday Update: Aftershocks Follow Ridgecrest Earthquake

Jul 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years rumbled beneath the Mojave Desert on Friday as authorities tallied damage in the sparsely populated region.
The strongest aftershock thus far hit shortly after 4 a.m., registering magnitude 5.4 and awakening people all the way to the coast.
Thursday's 6.4 magnitude quake struck at midmorning about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, near the town of Ridgecrest and a sprawling Navy installation.

Friday Update: Aftershocks Follow Ridgecrest Earthquake

Jul 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years rumbled beneath the Mojave Desert on Friday as authorities tallied damage in the sparsely populated region.
The strongest aftershock thus far hit shortly after 4 a.m., registering magnitude 5.4 and awakening people all the way to the coast.

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