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Los Angeles Sets Record For Lowest Number Of Fire Fatalities In 2019

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles set a record in 2019 for the lowest number of structure fire fatalities, the city Fire...
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3.3 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area 9 Miles Southwest Of Gilroy Early Monday Morning

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit an area approximately 9 miles southwest of Gilroy in San Benito County early Monday morning, according to...
Wildfire

Angeles National Forest Service Sending 20 Firefighters To Australia

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Angeles National Forest Service is sending 20 firefighters to Australia to help battle the raging wildfires in...
Western States Earthquake Activity

4.0-Magnitude Quake Felt Around Southern California – Centered in the Channel Islands

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A preliminary magnitude 4.0 earthquake, centered in the Channel Islands area, was felt in parts of Los Angeles...
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Fire Damages Strip Mall In Woodland Hills, Causes Roof Collapse

WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - Fire damaged a strip mall in Woodland Hills this morning, causing a portion of the roof to collapse...
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4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes NorCal Coast

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook Petrolia in Northern California today. The 7:30 a.m. tremor was hit at around ...
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4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Paso Robles

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook Paso Robles in central California on Tuesday. The 10:29 a.m. tremor was centered 8...
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cash Ablaze: California Firefighters’ Overtime Costs Jump 65%

Due to large increases in wildfires across the state of California, the overtime costs for firefighters surged by 65% over the past...
Wildfire

California Bans Insurers From Cancelling Fire Policies In Wildfire Zones

California passed temporary restrictions on Thursday banning insurers from declining or refusing to renew home-insurance policies for homeowners in certain wildfire-prone parts...
A fault line crack in Highway 178 is opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicenter in Trona, California, U.S., July 6, 2019. Picture taken July 6, 2019. REUTERS/David McNew

Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Jolts Brea Area

BREA (CNS) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 struck near Brea tonight, but no damage or injuries were...
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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) Sued By Federal Government Over 2017...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power is defending itself against a federal lawsuit that...

New Tectonic Fault Zone Cluster Found Off California Coast

A new cluster of tectonic faults has been discovered on the ocean floor off the coast of Santa Cruz. A recently published...
Tsunami Inundation Maps

Official Tsunami Inundation Maps for California

Maps by County Below are listed links to Tsunami Inundation Maps by California County Compiled by the California...
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California Earthquake Fault Activity Map of California 2010

The California Department of Conservation has an excellent map of California Earthquake faults. See the bottom of this page for a...
Crack in Hill Behind La Purisima Mission Site Santa Barbara County

The Great 1812 Santa Barbara Earthquake and Tsunami

An incredible history of the 1812 Santa Barbara earthquake and tsunami has been assemble here on the UCSB University of Santa Barbara...
Crescent City Harbor after 2011 Tsuanmi - Photo Credit Rick Wilson

Tsunami Risks To Costal Marinas and Boat Docks

The California Department of Conservation has great information on Tsunami risks to coastal marinas. Research indicates that a large...
Go Bag - Everystockphoto: Photographer Okaggi

How to Prepare for a Tsunami

California Department of Conservation outlines how to prepare for a Tsunami. Education and preparation are the best ways to...
California Coast - Everystockphoto: Photographer Ted

Sources of Tsunamis That Might affect California

California Department of Conservation has additional information on California Tsunamis. More than eighty tsunamis have been observed or recorded...
Tsunami Aftermath - Everystockphoto: Photographer sarvodaya.org

Tsunami Warning Signs

The California Department of Conservation list the Tsunami Warning Signs as follows: Very strong ground shaking along the coast...
Santa Cruz California Harbor Tsunami 2011

What is a Tsunami?

The California Department of Conservation has the following definition of a Tsunami: A tsunami is a wave, or series of waves, generated...

Significant California Earthquakes 1700 – 2019

The California Department of Conservation has a consolidated listing of Significant California Earthquakes. The information below was sourced from https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/Pages/Earthquakes/eq_chron.aspx...
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List of Historic California Tsunamis: 1812 – 2012

The table below shows data from some of the tsunamis recorded in central and southern California from 1812 to 2012(Source: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/servlet/ShowDatasets).
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Wildfire Outside Santa Barbara, California, Threatens homes, Causes Evacuations

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Nov 26 (Reuters) - Fire ripped through brush and woodland on hills above Santa Barbara, California, early on Tuesday, causing...
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Fire Threat On High Alert: PG&E Could Leave Thousands of Californians Without Power

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Nov 17 (Reuters) - About 180,000 customers in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) warned...
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Wildfire Threat Darkens California Dream, Residents Say

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By Ellen Wulfhorst HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - K insey Metts moved to California for its wilderness...
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

PG&E to offer $13.5 bln in compensation to wildfire victims – Bloomberg

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Nov 11 (Reuters) - Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp is offering $13.5 billion in compensation to wildfire victims as part of...
Firefighters remove a flag off a barn, as the wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, U.S., October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

FEATURE-As Wildfires Worsen, Californians Harness Tech for Help

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By Ellen Wulfhorst HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a wildfire threatened Margie Hanselman's home in...
Smoke from a bushfire fills the sky near the Warner Bros. Studios at the Universal City area in northwest Los Angeles March 30, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out Above Warner Bros. Lot in Burbank

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By Erin Nyren LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A small brush fire broke out in the Hollywood Hills above the Warner Bros. studio lot...

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