Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.
Residents say items flew off wall shelves but otherwise there are no reports of damage or injury.
U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.
Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday.
A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach.
The Delta is mainly made up of sediment, and that doesn’t fare well when it comes to earthquakes. The concern is that a quake would wipe out sediment under the levees in a process called liquefaction.
A large earthquake has hit off the coast of far-Northern California.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck 3 miles north of Fontana at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday. That’s about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
Californians and people in earthquake prone regions around the world were gearing up for a major earthquake drill.
The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.
With no warning, a 15,000-square-foot building collapsed in Yuba County on Thursday night.