• Seismologist Studies Dimensions, Dynamics of Ridgecrest Fault Line

    A UC Riverside geophysics professor is taking measurements along fault lines running through Ridgecrest, California, to determine how the little-known fissures produced the July 4 earthquake and the bigger one that followed the next day, campus officials said Wednesday. Professor Abhijit Ghosh has planted 25 seismometers along the surface of the Ridgecrest faults to monitor […]

  • Preliminary 4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Ridgecrest

    A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week’s Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6:11 a.m. Friday and was centered about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of the Mojave Desert city of Ridgecrest. The quake was felt very lightly in the Los Angeles […]

  • Quakes Push Californians to Prepare for the Next Big Jolt

    Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will […]

  • President Trump Declares Emergency Over Earthquakes

    President Donald Trump Monday approved a request to declare an emergency in California and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the earthquakes that began in the Ridgecrest area Thursday. Specifically, White House officials said the Federal Emergency Management Agency is authorized to “identify, […]

  • ‘ShakeAlert’ System Works as Intended, Yet L.A. Residents Got No Alert Message

    It began as a day to celebrate America, but that quickly changed for Southern California residents a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled most of the state. The scientist at the U.S.G.S. knew of Thursday’s massive earthquake 48 seconds before it reached Los Angeles through a new system called “ShakeAlert”. The “ShakeAlertLA” is only available for people […]

  • Experts Warning Of Another Damaging Quake Today

    Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist with the US Geological Survey, warned residents that they should expect to see many more quakes — and there’s a chance of another damaging one today. At a news conference, she explained that we might be seeing two different faults in today’s earthquake. A magnitude 6-4 earthquake was felt throughout the […]

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