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No Immediate US Tsunami Threat From Chile Quake

Paul Whitmore, the director of the National Weather Service’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, says the greatest potential threat from Tuesday night’s quake is to Hawaii.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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USGS Warns Residents Of Bogus Earthquake Alert Letter

A bogus letter circulating online is warning Southland residents about an impending earthquake.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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3.6-Magnitude Quake Strikes La Habra Area

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck the La Habra area Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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2.7 Quake Reported In Los Alamitos

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake struck the Los Alamitos area Monday afternoon.

03/24/2014

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2.7-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Encino

A 2.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Encino on Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2014

Lawmakers say an early warning system could save lives and boost a more rapid response following a major earthquake. (Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

M3.7 Earthquake Shakes Idyllwild Area

The Southern California Earthquake Center reports the quake hit around 3:44 p.m. and was centered approximately 2 miles south-southwest of the Idyllwild post office.

12/30/2013

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Gov. Brown Signs Calif. Quake Warning System Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered creation of a statewide earthquake early warning system that could give millions of Californians a few precious seconds of warning before a powerful temblor strikes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Rancho Palos Verdes

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake shook part of the Southland Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2013

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Magnitude 2.8 Quake Hits Near Marina Del Rey

An earthquake that registered with a magnitude of 2.8 struck between Marina del Rey and El Segundo on Sunday night.

04/28/2013

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2.6-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Pomona

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake hit near Pomona Monday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/03/2012

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3.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes Hesperia

A small earthquake rattled the high desert area east of Los Angeles on Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/26/2012

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3.2-M Earthquake Rattles Newhall

A minor earthquake rattled Newhall early Friday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2012

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3.2-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles San Bernardino County

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake stuck a section of San Bernardino County Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/19/2012

Minor Quake Rattles Los Angeles

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck shortly after midnight Monday.

06/06/2011

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Japan’s Great Quake Helps Scientists Plan For Future

Friday’s magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan was so powerful it shifted the Earth on its axis and slightly shortened the length of a day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2011

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