Articles Tagged With ‘Earthquake’

3.5-magnitude earthquake hits north of Shandon

By KAREN VELIE A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit north of Shandon on Wednesday morning, near the border between San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties. The earthquake struck at 6:01 a.m. about 21 miles northeast of Paso Robles, according to the... (Continue reading)

3.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Avila Beach

By KAREN VELIE A magnitude 3.1 earthquake hit near Avila Beach on Wednesday afternoon, near the Diablo Canyon power plant. The earthquake struck at 12:05 p.m. about 5 miles northwest of Avila Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The... (Continue reading)

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Parkfield felt in SLO County

    By JOSH FRIEDMAN A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Parkfield in southern Monterey County caused shaking in San Luis Obispo County on Thursday.  The earthquake struck at 12:17 p.m. about 3.7 miles northwest of Parkfield, according to the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck near Eureka

By KAREN VELIE A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck 94 miles from Eureka on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit off the Northern California coast shortly before noon. The  earthquake occurred 10 miles below the earth’s surface.... (Continue reading)

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 Paso Robles and 9.3 miles... (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 offshore faults are capable of... (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 more proof. Friends of the... (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)

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 be vulnerable to earthquakes of... (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)