- Business Wire via Yahoo! FinanceApr 17 9:00 AM
The 6.0 Napa earthquake last August was a wake-up call for many California families and businesses to take earthquake plans seriously. After the quake, Pacific Gas and Electric Company initiated its emergency plans to restore power to all impacted customers in about 26 hours and to quickly assess the safety of the gas system.
- Los Angeles TimesApr 15 21:17 PM
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday night about four miles from Pacoima, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- LiveScience.com via Yahoo! NewsApr 11 6:36 AM
Shaking a smartphone can help you pinpoint your parked car, discover a good diner and then pay for your meal. Earthquake early warning systems depend on the time delay between two sets of seismic waves. "A few seconds can be enormously helpful," said lead study author Sarah Minson, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. The GPS warning system is deceptively ...
- Reuters via Yahoo! FinanceApr 10 11:09 AM
Countries looking for cheap earthquake warning systems might want to try apps and smartphones after scientists discovered that smartphones could be used as an affordable alternative to sophisticated earthquake monitoring networks. The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in smartphones could detect earthquakes and trigger warnings seconds before the strongest waves from the quake begin, researchers...
- Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 16 12:39 PM
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck around 50 km (30 miles) off the eastern tip of the Greek Mediterranean island of Crete, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It revised the magnitude from a previous 6.3. Greek fire brigade officials in Athens said the quake had been felt on the island but that there were no immediate reports of damage of casualties.
- The Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! NewsApr 12 21:00 PM
Quips James Van Der Beek on Twitter: "Not sure which is scarier... that we just felt an #earthquake tremor, or that I immediately went to Twitter for my news about it..."
A small earthquake has struck just out side Christchurch tonight a week after the city was rattled by a 3.8 shake.
- The Christian Science MonitorApr 10 13:51 PM
While not as sophisticated as science-grade detection systems, a network of smart phones could bring early warning to regions where state-of-the-art equipment is financially out of reach.
- Los Angeles TimesApr 18 21:47 PM
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening five miles from Desert Hot Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:35 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.
- Yahoo Sports via Yahoo! SportsApr 09 22:26 PM
Kentucky is counting on Skal Labissiere to help offset the loss of seven Wildcats who declared for the 2015 draft.
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