Articles Tagged With ‘Earthquake’

Mothers for Peace officially challenge license renewal

San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace officially filed papers Monday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington, D.C., opposing the license renewal of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Mothers for Peace spokesperson Jane Swanson said attorney Diane Curran... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles ready to fill in hole created by 2003 earthquake

After nearly seven years, the city of Paso Robles is finally ready to begin work on filling in its so-called “hole from hell,” the last grim souvenir from the earthquake of 2003. [Los Angeles Times] The hole, 20 feet deep... (Continue reading)

Public universities may still have unsafe buildings

More than 180 public university buildings in California–including two at Cal Poly–have been judged too dangerous to occupy during a major earthquake, according to a new investigation. [California Watch] University officials, critics claim, have known about seismic problems with the... (Continue reading)

8.8 earthquake rocks Chile; tsunami warnings issued for Hawaii and California

A devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile Saturday morning, setting off a tsunami threatening California, Hawaii, and every Pacific Ocean nation. [Washington Post] Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma said this morning’s quake was the most powerful tremor to hit his... (Continue reading)

Text cash for Haiti

Central Coast residents who want to help the victims of yesterday’s horrific 7.0 earthquake in Haiti are being urged to text “HAITI” to “90999.” A $10 donation, charged to your cell phone bill, will be given automatically to the Red... (Continue reading)

6.5 quake rattles northern California

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 in magnitude, hit Eureka, in northern California, Saturday afternoon. [Los Angeles Times] Power lines snapped throughout the region, disrupting power. One shopping mall was evacuated. However, law enforcement officials report no loss of life, and... (Continue reading)

Survivor of 1906 S.F. earthquake dies

The oldest survivor of the historic 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire died earlier this week. Jeanette Scola Trapani, 107, passed away at her home in El Dorado Hills from pneumonia. A third-generation San Franciscan, Trapani was born on Telegraph... (Continue reading)