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  • 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near Central Coast, after two quakes night before

    10/15/2019 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    fresno bee ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2019 | BY CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
    For a second day, shaking has rattled areas in Northern California. The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.8-magnitude quake rocked areas near Salinas and Hollister, west of Fresno County just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The earthquake comes after an overnight of shaking set off by two quakes Monday night...
  • Strongest earthquake in decades a reminder that California is "way overdue" for the "big one,"

    07/05/2019 10:15:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | July 5, 2019, 10:41 AM | Jessica Kegu/
    The good news about Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake... is that it happened in an unpopulated area of the Mojave Desert about 100 miles from the main San Andreas fault. The bad news? "The probability of a 'big one' hasn't changed at all," ... "You realize the last big earthquake to hit the L.A. segment of the San Andreas fault was 1680. That's over 300 years ago. But the cycle time for breaks and earthquakes on the San Andreas fault is 130 years, so we are way overdue. In any given year, the probability of the big one is 3% in any...
  • M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

    05/04/2018 4:10:46 PM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 91 replies
    USGS ^ | 0504/18 | USGS
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  • Emergency planners plan for deadly 'Big One' earthquake

    01/20/2016 11:15:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 2:02 PM EST | Terence Petty
    As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time. Tsunami waters surge through coastal communities. Buildings, bridges and roads lie in ruins. Fires burn out of control. Survivors are stranded on rooftops, cling to floating debris or are trapped inside wrecked buildings. Seismologists say a full rupture of a 650-mile-long offshore fault running from Northern California to British Columbia and an ensuing tsunami could come in our lifetime, and emergency management officials are busy preparing for the worst. Federal,...
  • Downtown L.A.: A Nightmare on Every Street (op-ed in L.A Times)

    07/18/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 112 replies
    L.A. Times (really) ^ | July 17, 2911
    Downtown Los Angeles boasts some big-city perks like spacious lofts and trendy restaurants, but living there is a different kind of beast. By Mike Armstrong July 17, 2011 "Look, Daddy, that man's going to the bathroom!" No, not the words any daddy wants to hear from his 10-year-old daughter, especially during a stroll through their brand-new neighborhood. Moving my wife and kids into a downtown Los Angeles loft may not win me "Dumbest Dad of the Year" honors, but it should at least get me into the quarterfinals. The loft itself was great. More like a movie set than an...
  • Experts Say The ‘Big One’ Will Be Even Bigger

    10/10/2010 1:12:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CBS) ^ | October 10, 2010 9:35 AM
    The 340-mile, southern section of the San Andreas fault could slip at anytime, triggering a massive, magnitude 8.1 quake, researchers announced Sunday. A report in the August issue of Geology by researchers at UC Irvine and Arizona State University suggest the fault is long overdue for a major quake — running from Monterey County to the Salton Sea, the Los Angeles Times reported. The last major rupture on the San Andreas was in 1857. Until recently, experts believed that the section of the fault through the Carrizo Plain, located approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, would remain dormant for...
  • There's a hole in this possible earthquake pattern

    07/18/2010 2:46:56 PM PDT · by americanophile · 8 replies · 2+ views
    L.A.Times ^ | Jily 18, 2010 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Hector Becerra
    As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like. The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm Springs. Seismologists call the possible pattern a Mogi doughnut. It's the outgrowth of a concept, developed in Japan, which holds that earthquakes sometimes occur in a circular pattern over decades —building up to one very large quake in the doughnut hole. Rundle and his colleagues believe that the recent quakes, combined with larger seismic events including the 1989 Loma...
  • Quake shakes city into urging preparedness

    08/01/2008 1:33:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 188+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008. | JULIE DRAKE
    "Whenever we have a little earthquake or something happens, it always reminds us to remind our citizens - are you prepared?" ... Smith said the city's No. 1 priority is the safety of its citizens. He urged residents to consider "what if" scenarios in order to prepare for a disaster. ... "I'll tell you what: When you're thinking about those three things when the building starts to shake, it's too late. Because if you're not prepared before then, you won't be prepared for the catastrophe that you may be facing," he said. Metro said dealing with a catastrophic event has...
  • California Quake Scientists Detail Impact Of 'Big One'

    05/21/2008 1:46:22 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 144+ views
    Physorg ^ | 5-21-2008 | ALICIA CHANG
    Calif. quake scientists detail impact of 'Big One' By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science WriterMay 21, 2008 In this Jan. 17, 1994, file photo, the covered body of Los Angeles motorcycle officer Clarence W. Dean lays near his motorcycle which plunged off Highway 14 overpass that collapsed onto Interstate 5 in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. In a joint publication, to be released Thursday, May 22, 2008, of the U.S. Geological Survey and California Geological Survey, scientists for the first time have written a script detailing the devastation California would likely face if it were rocked by a...
  • San Andreas Fault Likely Much More Destructive Than Current Models Predict

    08/21/2007 4:22:00 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 948+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-21-2007 | University Of Oxford
    Source: University of Oxford Date: August 21, 2007 San Andreas Fault Likely Much More Destructive Than Current Models Predict Science Daily — High-speed ruptures travelling along straight fault lines could explain why some earthquakes are more destructive than others, according to an Oxford University scientist. In this week’s Science, Professor Shamita Das suggests that ruptures in the Earth’s surface moving at 6km per second could make future earthquakes along California’s San Andreas fault much more destructive than current models predict. A box canyon on the San Andreas fault: High speed ruptures travelling along the straight section of the fault could...
  • Apocalypse soon?

    08/16/2007 9:39:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies · 456+ views
    San Berdoo Sun dotcom ^ | 08/11/2007 12:19:22 AM PDT
    It'll be bad. Hurricane Katrina bad. Likely worse. Thousands dead. Buildings collapsed. Freeways severed. Scientists for the first time are figuring out in great detail just how bad it will be when the southern section of the San Andreas Fault, roughly between Palmdale and the Salton Sea, cuts loose. "One of our goals is not to say, `We're all gonna die,"' said Lucy Jones of the California Institute of Technology, who is leading the effort. "It's, `Here's how you're going to die if you don't change anything."' Scientists, academics, utility companies and emergency planners have jumped aboard the project so...
  • Not if, but when the big quake's coming

    02/10/2007 2:10:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 466+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Saturday, February 10, 2007. | DENNIS ANDERSON
    The idea of a great quake occurring along the San Andreas Fault that runs through the Antelope Valley is not a question of if, but rather, of when. Red Cross emergency preparation expert Bob Wood related ... expect a fissure about 30 feet across and an earth slippage that rises up a dozen or so feet.The last big area quake, he said, was in 1857, and the San Andreas has been pretty steady at making a major movement around every 140-year interval through historic geologic time. Instead, he advised, make preparations for smaller-scale catastrophes. Civil unrest, for example. Or big...
  • San Andreas may see more, bigger quakes

    04/15/2004 6:30:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies · 250+ views
    AP Science ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2004. | ANDREW BRIDGES
    PALM SPRINGS - The San Andreas fault may be on the cusp of producing larger and more frequent earthquakes in a flurry of seismic activity that could rattle Southern California with a strong temblor every few decades or less, a geologist said Wednesday. A detailed analysis of two periods of past quake activity on a section of California's most notorious fault suggests a drawn-out period of little seismic activity may be coming to an end, said Ray Weldon, a University of Oregon geologist. "Possibly we are at the point of switching from a period of time with a relative paucity...
  • Report: U.S. Special Forces May Have Captured Osama Bin Laden [World Tribune, consider the source]

    05/01/2003 7:11:52 AM PDT · by ewing · 97 replies · 703+ views
    World Tribune Breaking News ^ | May 1. 2003 | special report staff
    The London based Al Hayat daily reported Thursday that United States forces may have captured Osama Bin Laden.The newspaper quoted Pakastani military sources as saying Osama Bin Laden could have been one of the Al Qaeda leaders siezed by the United States.