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CalTech Seismologists Warn Of Potentially Large Quake From Puente Hills Fault Under LA

With the amount of recent seismic activity, CalTech seismologists warn that the Puente Hills thrust fault, which runs through Downtown Los Angeles, could produce a major quake under the city.

03/31/2014

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Fullerton Home Red-Tagged Following Magnitude-5.1 Quake

Authorities say a home in Fullerton has been red-tagged following Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 earthquake.

03/29/2014

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CalTech Seismologists: Early Alert System May Give 30-Second Warning Before Major Quake

Monday’s morning earthquake renewed the debate over the funding of an early earthquake-warning system.

03/17/2014

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Caltech Students Vie For Bragging Rights In Robotic Challenge

Robots are set to battle on land and in the air at one of the Southland’s most prestigious learning institutions.

03/11/2014

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Survey: Caltech, UCLA Among Top 10 Global University Brands

Four California universities are among the top 10 most powerful global university brands in the world, according to the world’s top scholars surveyed by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

03/06/2014

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Southland Steel-Frame Structures Remain Vulnerable To Earthquakes, Study Says

Nearly 20 years after an earthquake devastated Northridge, a new study released by Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey says that steel-frame structures in Southern California remain vulnerable to seismic ground motions.

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This picture taken on January 19, 1994 shows a bulldozer tearing down a section of the Santa Monica Freeway that collapsed during the Northridge earthquake nearly 20 years ago. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Teach ‘Earthquake 101′ Ahead Of Northridge Quake Anniversary

Scientists from academic and research institutions across Southern California offered tips to the media Tuesday on how to more accurately report on earthquakes in the region.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/07/2014

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Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in 1995 Caltech Killing

PASADENA (CBSLA) — Jurors on Wednesday convicted a man of second-degree murder in a 1995 shooting at Caltech. Raul Alcazar Romero, 57, had fled to Mexico shortly after the April 21, 1995, shooting death of […]

10/30/2013

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Revenge Of The Nerds! Caltech Holds Annual Ditch Day

It’s one of Caltech’s oldest traditions: Ditch Day.

05/24/2013

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NASA Wants To ‘Lasso’ Asteroid, Tow It Closer To Earth

In the 1998 blockbuster hit “Armageddon”, a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth was just science fiction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2013

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SoCal Lawmaker Calls For Early Quake Warning System

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday announced plans to create a statewide earthquake warning system in California.

01/28/2013

Robert F. Christy. (credit: Caltech)

Caltech Professor Who Helped Develop The Atomic Bomb Dies At 96

A Caltech professor who was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb has died at age 96.

10/04/2012

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Caltech Study: Close-Up Photos Make People Appear Less Attractive, Trustworthy

A photo taken at close range can make the person look suspicious and unattractive, according to a new study out of Caltech.

09/26/2012

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Wednesday’s Quake Raises Questions About Possible Bigger Ones To Come

The 4.1 earthquake that struck Wednesday night occurred near the Whittier fault, which has produced major quakes in the past, leading some to ask if it was a precursor to something bigger.

06/14/2012

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To 1995 Caltech Lunchtime Killing

A man who was extradited from Mexico to face a murder charge stemming from the 1995 lunchtime slaying of a Caltech custodian, entered a not guilty plea Wednesday.

04/25/2012

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