Articles Tagged With ‘Earthquake’




Atascadero appeals FEMA inelgibility finding

Atascadero officials have filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) objecting to a demand that the city return $2.7 million in aid related to the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. Office of the Inspetor General (OIG) and FEMA... (Continue reading)

FEMA disallows $2.7 million in Atascadero relief funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking the city of Atascadero to return $2.7 million in funding it received illicitly following the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. In April 2012, nearly eight years after the San Simeon Earthquake damaged the... (Continue reading)

Earthquake felt by county residents

An earthquake measuring 4.6 and centered offshore near Goleta shook residents as far north as Bradley early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. The 7:38 a.m. tremor caused no apparent damage or injuries, officials said, and no tsunami threat... (Continue reading)

FEMA supports Atascadero earthquake expenditures

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ontario office reaffirmed its previous decisions to fund $8 million in San Simeon earthquake-related repair projects for the City of Atascadero in a response to an audit report by the Office of Inspector General... (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)

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes the Central Coast

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake that rattled the Central Coast of California on Saturday could be felt from San Fransisco to Lompoc. It struck at 11:55 p.m. with an epicenter 25 miles north-east of San Lucas, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.... (Continue reading)

NRC says Shoreline Fault not a significant threat to Diablo Canyon

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a letter Friday stating that the earthquake potential of the recently discovered Shoreline Fault does not exceed the maximum amount of seismic shifting the Diablo Canyon Power Plant can handle. PG&E safety measures have prepared... (Continue reading)

PG&E considering less seismic testing

The California Coastal Commission will no longer hear PG&E’s case for a seismic testing permit in October, but rather at its November meeting. PG&E revised its planned seismic survey Thursday, causing the Coastal Commission to postpone its hearing on the... (Continue reading)