Earthquake

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant  in San Luis Obispo County, California. ( MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Could California’s Last Operating Nuclear Reactor Withstand A Powerful Earthquake?

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

08/25/2014

A car damaged by falling debris in the quake. (CBS13)

Post-Quake Gas Leak Inspections To Last For Days

The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday’s earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

08/25/2014

More damage on the outlying areas of the Napa Earthquake. (Credit: CBS13)

Strong 6.0 Earthquake Rocks Napa And Solano Counties

A preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California.

08/24/2014

Expert Advice On How To Prepare For An Earthquake

A leading earthquake expert offers important tips for sheltering in place and evacuation. Be prepared.

08/07/2014

Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-Haves

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.

08/07/2014

The first quarter of 2014 saw more big earthquakes than the average of every quarter since 1979. (Getty Images)

Study: Big Earthquakes Doubled This Year

The first quarter of 2014 saw more big earthquakes than the average of every quarter since 1979.

07/01/2014

File photo of California Governor Jerry Brown (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Calls Special Session On Rainy-Day Fund

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.

04/16/2014

The quake was centered in a remote area about 200 miles northeast of Boise. (Getty Images)

4.9-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Idaho¬†

Residents say items flew off wall shelves but otherwise there are no reports of damage or injury.

04/12/2014

(Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

No US Tsunami Threat After 7.6 Quake In Pacific

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.

04/12/2014

(Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

7.5 Quake On California Fault Could Be Disastrous

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.

03/30/2014

(Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Quake Forces Evacuations In Southern California; 4.1 Aftershock Hits Saturday

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.

03/29/2014

(Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Magnitude-4.4 Quake Rattles Los Angeles Area

A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach.

03/17/2014

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