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Earthquakes

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Supermoon: Does It Put Us At Risk For Big Tides, Quakes?

KCAL9 Orange County reporter Stacey Butler debunks some big supermoon myths.

CBS Los Angeles–07/11/2014

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First Responders Take Part In 2-Day Drill To Prepare For Natural Disasters

About 300 first responders from across the state Tuesday were taking part in a two-day “Urban Search and Rescue” drill to prepare for natural disasters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

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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).

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2014

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Report: Calif. Quake Faults Mapping Has Slowed

Very few earthquake faults in California have been mapped over the past two decades despite an ambitious campaign launched in the early 1970s to help scientists learn more about the state’s seismic activity.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2013

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Many Scientists Now Believe Humans Are Causing Some Earthquakes

Earthquakes are part of living in California.

02/28/2013

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Tips For Protecting Finances In A Natural Disaster

Have you ever wondered what steps you can take to protect your finances in the event of a natural disaster?

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/28/2012

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Yorba Linda Quakes Detected By New Early Warning System

The pair of quakes that hit near Yorba Linda last night and Wednesday morning were detected by a new earthquake warning system that was showcased at Cal Tech.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2012

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Backup Power Probed At Ailing San Onofre Plant

The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant operated for three decades with equipment that might have temporarily cut off the plant’s emergency power supply in the event of an earthquake, government filings revealed Tuesday.

05/29/2012

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Cluster Of Large Quakes Serve As Reminder For Preparedness

Four large earthquakes struck around the Pacific Rim Wednesday with one setting a record, as the most powerful strike-slip quake ever recorded.

04/12/2012

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Seismologist Lucy Jones Shares Her Hidden Passions With CBS2

To Los Angeles TV audiences, Dr. Lucy Jones is known as the earthquake expert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/10/2012

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Sheriff’s Deputies Unfazed After Dozens Of Earthquakes Rattle Salton Sea

A swarm of over two dozen earthquakes has done little to disrupt the lives of residents and sheriff’s deputies.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/01/2012

Caltech Gets $2 Million To Develop Earthquake Warning System

The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena was awarded $2 million to develop a prototype earthquake early warning system, the school announced Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/29/2011

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Lawmakers To Revisit Letter Grades For Building Safety

Should buildings in California be required to “make the grade” when it comes to earthquakes just like restaurants do for health?

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/18/2011

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Are Nuclear Reactors In Southern California Safe?

The San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant sits on the edge of the Pacific in the heart of earthquake country. With nuclear reactors in Japan melting down, following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, reporter Melissa Maynarich investigates whether or not it is safe.

03/14/2011

Residents check the damage done to a road a house in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011.  A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (credit: FUKUSHIMA MINPO/AFP/Getty Images)

Less Than 12 Percent Of Calif. Homeowners Insured For Earthquakes

Less than 12 percent of California’s homeowners are estimated to have purchased earthquake insurance, despite the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to the state.

03/11/2011

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