Aleutian Islands Earthquake Near Alaska Today, Follows Baja Earthquake

By Deena Bustillo on
An earthquake in Baja California yesterday came with at least two aftershocks, and today there was reportedly a 6.4 magnitude jolt near Andreanof Island, a part of the Aleutian¬†islands, off the coast of Alaksa. So far, there have been no reports of injuries or damages from any of the quakes. Tuesday, the first jolt, a 6.2-magnitude, came at 4:45pm, and 20 minutes later a 4.2 quake was recorded. The third was just 12 seconds after the second. After that, things were stable. Despite the...Read Full Story

Earthquakes in San Diego Today

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A series of earthquakes have hit the Baja California area over the last 12 hours, some of which were felt as far north as San Diego. According to the USGS, a 4.6, 4.7, and 4.1 magnitude quake all occurred in a 4-hour span early Sunday morning. The last reported jolt, the smallest of the three, was recorded 9 hours ago, at about 1am Sunday. So far, there is no reported damages or injuries resulting from the quakes. But, there has been some confusion about earthquakes in the area this week...Read Full Story

Earthquake Mexico Today

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A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck about 120 miles east of Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico today. The quake could be felt in Mexico City and caused cell phone lines to go down, but there is little damage known at this time. Reports coming out of Oaxaca indicate there was minimal damage, but an estimated 800 houses collapsed in Igualapa, according to reports released hours after the quake. Despite the damage to homes and other structures, there are no immediate reports of death or...Read Full Story

Loma Prieta Earthquake 1989: What Happened, Pictures and Video

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Two small earthquakes jolted the Bay Area Thursday, just days after the 22nd anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. That 6.9-magnitude jolt went down in California history after it killed 63 people, injured over 3,000 and caused up to $10 billion damage on October 17, 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake was the largest to occur on the San Andreas fault since the great San Francisco earthquake in April 1906, reports the US Geological Survey. The most severe damage was caused in Oakland...Read Full Story

San Francisco Earthquake Update

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Two small earthquakes hit the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday, just hours after 8 million people statewide participated in earthquake drills. First, a 3.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Berkeley area at about 2:41pm, then a 4.0 occurred at about 8:16pm. There are no known injuries or damages from either quake, however there were some small BART delays due to workers running routine checks on the tracks, which is standard practice after a jolt. There was also a rare quake in the San...Read Full Story