Los Angeles’ law would require as many as 13,500 quake-vulnerable wood-frame apartments to be strengthened, compared to 5,000 in San Francisco.
By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times As Hawaii braced Thursday for two hurricanes — which would be the first to hit the state in 22 years — a magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said some areas […]
By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds — $5 million — specifically for the project. Its prospects remain shaky, however. Election-year fights over other issues could keep Congress from […]
By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Months after the prairie began to shake, scientists still struggle to explain a surge in Kansas earthquakes that appears connected to increased fracking. The Kansas quakes are part of a major escalation in earthquakes that have struck the nation’s heartland in the wake of the oil and […]
By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—For years, scientists have wondered what are the forces that keep pushing up California’s mighty Sierra Nevada and central coast ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in parts of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered a new intriguing theory: that the quakes […]