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California earthquake sends boulders tumbling onto major highway

(CNN) — Brett Durrant was traveling along Highway 395 near Coleville, California, when clouds of dust erupted across the mountainsides next to him. Parts of the rock were collapsing. "It's an earthquake!" Durrant's friend, who was driving, shouts in a video posted on Twitter. "The tires went a little funny,...
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5.9 Earthquake Shakes Wide Area of California

The quake was rated 5.9 magnitude by the USGS. It struck south of Lake Tahoe. Shaking was felt hundreds of miles away. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled a wide swath of of California late Thursday afternoon, bringing reports of shaking buildings and rockslides that closed at least one highway. "While...
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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in California

The earthquake occurred about 20 miles southwest of Smith Valley, NV. Perceived shaking for the quake was very strong. The event was widely felt, with over 25,000 "Did You Feel It?" reports thus far submitted. The quake is a result of normal faulting at approximately 6.2 miles (10 km) depth near the Antelope Valley fault, which runs north-south along the Sierra Nevada range front.
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Earthquake: Drivers dodge boulders in the Sierra

Drivers dodged boulders in the eastern Sierra when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the California-Nevada border Thursday and then a swarm of aftershocks followed. Rockslides were triggered in Mono County briefly closing miles of U.S. 395.

Earthquake In LA? Nope, That Was A Sonic Boom That Rattled Your Home’s Windows This AM

LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. At about 9 a.m. Friday, people living between West Covina, Long Beach, and Santa Monica felt shaking. L.A. earthquake Twitter came to life, per usual. But check the USGS’s Latest Earthquakes list, and you’ll see that there’s no quake to be found.
Los Angeles Times

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake felt widely across Northern California

SACRAMENTO — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck California’s eastern Sierra Nevada on Thursday afternoon, sending strong shaking through a rural mountainous region and light shaking across much of Northern California. The earthquake was reported at 3:49 p.m. The preliminary epicenter was just west of the town of Walker, where fewer...
U.S. Geological Survey

A Fixed Smartphone Network Offers Inexpensive Earthquake Early Warning Potential

A new study led by USGS and Costa Rican researchers demonstrates how Earthquake Early Warning using smartphone technology can be both inexpensive and effective for millions of people. In late 2019, a research team assembled 82 smartphones, strapped them to walls and floors in buildings across Costa Rica and waited...
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Swarm of earthquakes rattles towns from Bay Area to Lake Tahoe

At least several dozen earthquakes, including one 6.0 magnitude temblor southeast of Lake Tahoe, shook the eastern Sierra Nevada range and rattled multiple Central Valley and Bay Area towns but did not appear to cause injuries or major damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday. One quake preliminarily registering at...
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Light earthquake felt in parts of southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A light earthquake located near Klukwan and Haines shook parts of southeast Alaska on Thursday, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 and was located about 20 miles (33 kilometers) southwest of Klukwan, 29 miles (47 kilometers) west of Haines and 89 miles (143 kilometers) northwest of Juneau, the center said. The quake occurred around 12:40 p.m.