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This map shows the California Borderland and its major tectonic features, as well as the locations of earthquakes greater than Magnitude 5.5. The dashed box shows the area of the new study. Large arrows show relative plate motion for the Pacific-North America fault boundary. (credit: Mark Legg)

Author: Seafloor Faults Off Southern California Coasts Could Be Bigger Threat Than San Andreas

The San Andreas fault may be the villain in Hollywood’s latest blockbuster disaster movie, but geologists say offshore faults pose a bigger threat to California, according to a new study.

06/03/2015

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Caltech Students Continue Annual Tradition Of ‘Ditch Day’ And Stay On Campus

For one day out of the year at least, it’s not all work and no play at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

05/22/2015

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Man Paralyzed From Neck Down Controls Robotic Arm With His Thoughts

Brain electrodes developed at Caltech and implanted at the Keck Medicine of USC are allowing a Southern California man to control a robotic arm using only his thoughts.

05/21/2015

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Caltech Professor Alleges Retaliation For Alerting Feds To Suspected Violations At JPL

The lawsuit filed by Dr. Sandra Troian alleges the physics professor faced retaliation for telling the FBI that she suspected illegal activities at the university-managed NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

11/13/2014

People left homeless by the Northridge earthquake line up in Canoga Park, CA, 22 January 1994 to make phone calls in a remote telephone facility. Thousands of people affected by the 17 January earthquake continue to live in cars and tents rather than risk another earthquake in their homes. (Photo credit: MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Warn Of Public ‘Amnesia’ Two Decades After Northridge Quake

Medical and seismic experts Friday warned residents of the dangers of not being prepared for major earthquakes at home and at work.

09/26/2014

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Napa Earthquake Puts Spotlight On Need To Reinforce Southland’s Older Buildings

The City of Los Angeles is in the process of retrofitting many of its older buildings but CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Adrianna Weingold shows how that may not stand up against a massive quake.

08/25/2014

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Caltech Seismologists Say Early Warning System Notified Them Of Napa Quake Seconds Before It Hit

Seismologists say an early warning system did notify scientists that the quake was imminent, but that the system still needs work.

08/24/2014

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City Of Long Beach Selected As Beta Site To Test Earthquake Early Warning System

The California Institute of Technology and the United States Geological Survey selected the city of Long Beach to serve as a beta site for California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS).

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2014

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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