U.S. Geological Survey

The coast of Ventura and Oxnard is represented by the solid black line, while the solid red line is the statewide tsunami inundation map coordinated by the California Emergency Management Agency. (credit: Kenny Ryan/UC Riverside)

Study: Inland Ventura, Oxnard Area Vulnerable To Earthquake-Generated Tsunami

Inland areas of Ventura and Oxnard could be vulnerable to the effects of an earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models from seismologists at University of California, Riverside.

08/19/2015

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Scientists: Nearly Half Of Americans Live In Quake-Prone Zones

Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.

04/22/2015

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USGS Forecast: Chances Of Magnitude-8 Earthquake Up 7 Percent

The good news is there’s less of a chance of a magnitude-6.7 earthquake hitting California in the coming years, but the bad news is that the likelihood of a magnitude-8 or large hitting in the next 30 years jumped from 4.7 percent to 7 percent.

03/10/2015

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3.8-Magnitude Quake Strikes Big Bear Area

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Big Bear area Monday afternoon, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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3.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Cabazon

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Cabazon Thursday evening.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/08/2014

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Ex-LA Science Teacher Shares Theory On When Big Earthquakes Occur

A former Los Angeles science teacher has a theory on when big earthquakes are more likely to occur.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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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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