Tag: Earthquake

Rodeo Drive (Sompop S / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Report: Santa Monica Fault Line Runs Through Rodeo Drive

The California Geological Survey’s has revealed that the Santa Monica fault zone runs through the heart of Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and the famous shopping district that is home to world-renowned luxury brands like Chanel, Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among others.

Death Toll Rises to 64 in Mexican Earthquake

The death toll in the Mexican earthquake rose to 64 as authorities continued their rescue effort in parts of central Mexico. The search to locate survivors or recover bodies continued two days after a massive 8.2 Richter scale earthquake shook multiple states including Mexico City.

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L.A. Times Tweets, then Deletes, Fake Earthquake Report

The Los Angeles Times tweeted a warning Wednesday evening that a massive 6.8-magnitude earthquake had struck the region at Isla Vista, California. A short time late, it retracted and deleted the tweet, explaining that an automated program, or “bot,” had tweeted out the details of an earthquake that had indeed struck Isla Vista — in 1925.

6.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes Greek Islands and Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, injuring at least ten people. It was also felt in western Turkey, including in Istanbul, and on neighboring islands.

San Francisco graffiti (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Why Does San Francisco Smell Like Sulfur?

The streets of San Francisco are used to weird smells. However, on Wednesday morning, a mysterious rotten-egg and sulfur-like odor that baffled city and federal agencies and prompted dozens of phone calls of complaint.

Massive New Zealand Quake Triggers Tsunami, Residents Flee

CHRISTCHURCH – Residents in coastal areas of New Zealand fled through the night Monday after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight, triggering a potentially “destructive” tsunami. The earthquake, centered north of Christchurch on the South Island, was felt

Ecuador's national geological institute, which measured the earthquake at 6.8 magnitude, said it struck at 2:57 am local time (0757 GMT) in the country's western Manabi region

5.2 Earthquake Wakes Southern California

In the wee Friday morning hours Southern Californians were shaken awake by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake. The impact of the Borrego Springs area tremor was felt from Tijuana to north of Los Angeles, waking some from sleep, but there was


Vulnerable Seawall Could Threaten S.F. in Earthquake

A new report by the Port of San Francisco released last week reveals that the Bay Area’s popular Embarcadero area, which constitutes a three-mile stretch between Fisherman’s Wharf and AT&T Park, faces a huge seismic risk if the sea wall buckles during an earthquake.

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Ecuador Suffers Most Powerful Earthquake in Decades, 350 Dead

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AFP)—The most powerful earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades has killed 272 people—a toll that will ‘certainly’ rise, President Rafael Correa said as overwhelmed rescuers Monday struggled to pull survivors from piles of debris. Note: since the publication

The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday. The country’s vice president called it the strongest to hit the country in decades. Here is a list of some of the world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: ___ May 22, 1960: