seismic activity News

Report: San Francisco Bay Area Falls Behind on Quake Safety

The San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, according to a newspaper analysis. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that there are up to 3,000 brittle …

Alaska Quake Monitoring Threatened by Cutbacks

Funding cuts from a wide variety of sources are raising the risk that Alaska may lose constant earthquake monitoring and analysis performed by the Alaska Regional Seismic Network, officials have said. Staffing at the agency is down to 14 employees …

Oklahoma Geoscience Center Receives Earthquake Sensor

With no signs earthquakes will stop rumbling in the state anytime soon, Oklahoma museums and schools are being targeted to participate in a nationwide citizen science project that tracks – or catches – seismic activity to learn more about quakes …

Arizona North Country Hit by Minor Quake

Northern Arizona experienced another earthquake early this morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The federal agency reported the 4.7 magnitude earthquake could be felt in Sedona, Flagstaff and Cottonwood.

Researchers Ponder Injection Triggered Earthquakes in Texas

Researchers collecting seismic data hope it allows them to determine what role wastewater injection wells have played in a string of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth. The area in northeast Parker County, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Worth, …

Oklahoma Adopts California-Style Quake Precautions

It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it’s too late to buy a …

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Encourages Homeowners to Purchase Earthquake Insurance

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging Oklahomans to purchase earthquake insurance after a new report predicts continued seismic activity in the central part of the state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said central Oklahoma has experienced more than …

California Prototype Quake Warning System Gave Heads Up

Scientists say an earthquake warning system that has been under development in California worked during last week’s light but widely felt temblor. The U.S. Geological Survey says the system gave 35 seconds of notice to seismologists in Pasadena about incoming …

Seismologist: Oklahoma Returning to Normal Levels

A state seismologist says Oklahoma is on track to experience a high number of earthquakes this year but expects the number and intensity to be less than last year as the state returns to normal seismic levels. Oklahoma Geological Survey …