Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Geological Survey’


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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)

Megastorms could flood portions of California’s Central Coast

Editor’s note: The article will appear in the January 2013 issue of Scientific American. They are making it freely available now because of the flooding underway in California. By Michael D. Dettinger and B. Lynn Ingram Huge flows of vapor... (Continue reading)

NCR supports Diablo Canyon’s earthquake study

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday supported a recent study by PG&E that found that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant could withstand an earthquake along the newly discovered Shoreline Fault. [Tribune] During two open houses held in San Luis Obispo,... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission staff recommends denial of PG&E seismic testing

By KAREN VELIE California Coastal Commission staff recommended on Friday that the board vote to deny PG&E’s seismic testing permit application and object to its consistency certification, according to a staff report. Renewal of Diablo Canyon’s nuclear power plant’s operating... (Continue reading)

4.2 earthquake strikes the Central Coast

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred Sunday five miles northwest of Pinnacles and 13 miles northeast of Soledad on California’s Central Coast. [LATimes] The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblor occurred at 9:25 p.m. on the San Andreas Fault in... (Continue reading)



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