Articles Tagged With ‘Earthquake’




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Earthquake near Templeton awakens North County residents

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake rattled the Central Coast and woke up numerous North County residents early Wednesday morning. It struck at 3:58 a.m. with an epicenter 5.6 miles west of Templeton, 8.7 miles southwest of... (Continue reading)

Could a tsunami swamp California?

A Southern California geologist is warning of the possibility of a tsunami slamming into Los Angeles and wreaking havoc on California’s coastline. [NBC News] Mark Legg, the lead author of a newly published study, says... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant must be shut down

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Despite repeated assertions by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered PG&E to provide... (Continue reading)

Small quake shakes North County

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near San Simeon shook areas of Northern San Luis Obispo County and Southern Montery County early Monday morning. Shaking began at 1:48 a.m. The quake’s epicenter was approximately... (Continue reading)

Did PG&E and the NRC work together to spin news on Diablo Canyon quake safety?

OPINION By FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a dissent by the former chief inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, who said new seismic data show the plant may... (Continue reading)

Former Diablo Canyon inspector urges shut down

A former federal inspector at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has asked regulators to shut down the plant until it can be determined if it can withstand an earthquake of the Central Coast. In... (Continue reading)

Simultaneous earthquakes hit San Simeon area

Two earthquakes occurred near San Simeon early Tuesday morning, both taking place at 1:53 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey. One quake had a 3.7 magnitude and an epicenter seven miles northeast of... (Continue reading)

Earthquake shakes San Simeon

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Simeon Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit 23 miles northwest of San Simeon at 10:52 a.m. The shallow earthquake occurred 5.5 miles below... (Continue reading)

4.1 magnitude earthquake shakes San Simeon

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Simeon Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit 9 miles south southwest of San Simeon at 11:42 a.m. The shallow earthquake occurred 3.5 miles... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake... (Continue reading)



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