A minor earthquake and associated aftershocks have occurred in the San Bernadino mountains. How significant are these events for California?
Yet another earthquake strikes Los Angeles – but it’s the product of the region’s complicated geological history rather than movement along the San Andreas Fault Zone.
California is known for its earthquakes and now the major tremor off the northern coast has been followed by a smaller one north of Los Angeles.
Cape Mendocino has been struck by an M6.9 earthquake. How damaging was this quake, and why do some tremors cause damage while others don’t?
A relatively small earthquake off California draws attention to the complex – and highly seismically active nature of North America’s Pacific coast.
Three significant earthquakes off the coast of Mexico on the 11 and 12 April 2012 are the latest in a series of tremors to occur alongthe country’s Pacific coast. An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 (M6.5) off central Mexico was followed by two of M6.2 and M6.9 which occurred in the Gulf of California hundreds of […]
The 1906 earthquake which devastated San Francisco, on California’s Pacific coast, killed an unknown number of people (estimated to be in the thousands) and was one of the largest recorded on the North American continent. Located on the notorious San Andreas Fault, a major seismic zone at a boundary between two of the earth’s tectonic […]