Articles Tagged With ‘U.S. Geological Survey’




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California may spend $10 million on earthquake warning system

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed course and proposed allocating $10 million in state funds toward an earthquake early warning system that federal government scientists and university researchers are developing. United States Geological Survey officials say the state funds would... (Continue reading)

One fault near Diablo Canyon links to another

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An earthquake fault that neighbors Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant links to a second, larger fault, scientists have discovered. [SF Chronicle] The Hosgri fault was discovered three miles offshore of Diablo Canyon during construction of the power plant in 1971.... (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 9 miles north of San... (Continue reading)

Has fracking rid California of its earthquake crown?

Geologists recorded three times as many earthquakes in Oklahoma last year than in California, leading some scientists to finger fracking in Oklahoma as a cause or major factor. [Reveal] In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey reported 562 earthquakes of magnitude... (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 a confidential July 2013 document... (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 San Simeon. The other earthquake... (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 the earth’s surface. People in... (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 below the earth’s surface. San... (Continue reading)

Central Coast ground water quality poorest in state

By KAREN VELIE In southern San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County researchers found more wells with high concentrations of nitrates, arsenic and molybdenum than anywhere else in the state, according to a recent report by the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Sonic boom from F-22 rocks the Central Coast

An F-22 fighter aircraft flying off the coast of California caused a sonic boom that shook the Central Coast Thursday morning, according to an Edwards Air Force Base spokesman. People all over San Luis Obispo County said they felt shaking... (Continue reading)



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