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29 min ago | ABC News

San Francisco Trying Shaming for Quake Safety

The city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake safety ordinance passed last year. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that the signs are printed in multiple languages with red lettering and a drawing of a destroyed building.

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2 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates

A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

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3 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning

A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The 12:28 p.m. quake, which originated in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of around 50 km, registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in parts of Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama prefectures, and 4 in Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said.

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7 hrs ago | WorthyNews

More Mega 9.0 Earthquakes Are Coming, Study Says

No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America's West Coast - or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," for that matter, NBC News reported. That's the upshot of a study in October's issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America: Researchers say that computer models of future seismic activity, plus a check of past activity going back thousand of years, suggest most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9 every 10,000 years on average.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Suria

Strong quake hits Japan

Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. Seismologists said the epicentre was around 44 kilometres north-northeast of the Japanese capital and was located around 50 kilometres below the surface.

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Windsor Beacon

Strong 5.6 earthquake reported in Tokyo

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered at about two kilometers west/northwest of Iwai, Japan, and hit at about 11:28 p.m. ET.

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Reuters

Area north of Tokyo hit by magnitude 5.6 earthquake

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage. Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, said it was still checking conditions at the facility.

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New York Post

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks Japan

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage. Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, said it was still checking conditions at the facility.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Couple near earthquake epicenter says shaking was "scary"

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck south of Guthrie Monday afternoon and the epicenter was right by the Schrater household. "It just BOOM! It was very scary for me because I'm used to the little ones, but this was definitely a big one," said Kathy Schrater.

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CBS Local

Earthquake Early-Warning Technology And Emergency Preparedness

Dr. Richard Allen, a UC Berkeley scientist, is weighing in on the success of earthquake early-warning technology in the wake of the recent Napa quake. Allen is director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, which received a 5-second warning before the first waves of the Napa quake rolled through.

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Live Science

Southwest's Earthquake Spike Linked to Injection Wells

A dramatic increase in earthquakes in a small region of New Mexico and Colorado was triggered by the underground disposal of wastewater, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey . There was a 40-fold increase in earthquakes in the area since 2001, compared to over the last three decades, the researchers found.

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NewsOK.com

4.2 earthquake registered south of Guthrie

Debbie Taylor lives in an area of south Guthrie between Liberty Lake and Guthrie Lake. She said she had just stepped outdoors when she felt the quake and "I saw the house move."

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News9 Oklahoma City

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Guthrie

The epicenter of the quake was located one mile south, southeast of the town of Guthrie, or about 27 miles north, northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of about four miles. According to the United States Geological Survey , earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans.

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WRDW-TV Augusta

Earthquake hits Evans, Appling-area Sunday night

Reports show the earthquake hit just before midnight on Sunday about 10.2 miles from Evans. The epicenter was located just above Thurmond Dam.

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Business Journal

Earthquake warning systems being worked on in Silicon Valley

The strongest earthquake to hit northern California in 25 years rocked Napa. San Francisco officials said they have programs underway to prepare for the city's next big shaker.

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The Drinks Business

Gallo donates $100k to Napa quake fund

The E&J Gallo Winery has donated US$100,000 to the American Red Cross to help winemakers affected by the earthquake that struck Napa Valley last month. Napa's wine industry is estimated to have lost US$80 million after a quake measuring 6.1 on the richter scale ripped through the region in the early hours of Sunday, 24 August, on the eve of the 2014 harvest.

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Trend

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan hit by quakes

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in Kazakhstan and two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 5 on the Richter scale were recorded in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan's Seismological Expedition of the Science Committee under the Education and Science Ministry reported.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Press On-Line

Most important earthquake book so far?

Probably the most important earthquake book so far was launched on August 31 but it's safe to predict that it won't be the best-selling. Co-editor Barnaby Bennett told a session at the WORD Writers & Readers Festival it was the document the incoming earthquake recovery minister should read before anything else.

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WSB-TV

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon in San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:16 p.m. PDT at a depth of 8.1 miles.

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