Aftershocks continue in California desert week after M7.1 earthquake

World Jul 11, 2019

Aftershocks continue in California desert week after M7.1 earthquake

Aftershocks of last week's big earthquakes are still rumbling beneath the California desert, but seismologists say the probability of large quakes continues to decline. The U.S. Geological Survey says the chance of a quake larger than Friday's 7.1 temblor is less than 1 percent and ...

California girds for aftershocks but another big jolt may not come

World Jul 8, 2019

California girds for aftershocks but another big jolt may not come

Two major earthquakes that hit Southern California last week should be a warning to people nationwide to prepare for natural disasters, the state's governor said as officials expressed relief that the damage wasn't worse. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that governments must strengthen alert systems ...

Los Angeles mega-quake fears revived by major shocks

World | FOCUS Jul 7, 2019

Los Angeles mega-quake fears revived by major shocks

Two strong earthquakes that pierced years of seismic calm in southern California have revived fears of a "Big One" striking Los Angeles, with officials warning citizens to be prepared for further shocks. A 7.1 magnitude quake that struck a remote region some 150 miles (240 ...

An earthquake's impact can be predicted — but only after it hits

World Jul 7, 2019

An earthquake's impact can be predicted — but only after it hits

Over the next week, Southern California has only a 27 percent chance of experiencing a third earthquake greater than magnitude 6, but a 96 percent chance of going through a tremor of magnitude 5 or higher. Those precise probabilities were generated by scientists at the ...