| Jun 24, 2010
| 7:21 AM
The 7.2 Mexicali earthquake was so powerful that it shifted the Earth's crust 31 inches near Calexico, according to radar images and data released Wednesday by NASA.
The Easter Sunday quake shifted the crust on the Mexican side of the border as much as...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The Shinmoedake volcano on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, 950 miles from the epicenter of last week's magnitude 9 earthquake, spewed ash and rocks up to 2.5 miles into the air March 13. The volcano had erupted Jan. 19 and several times afterward, most...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:32 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Although the effect of the tsunami was minuscule in California compared with Japan, the scattered damage is providing a rare opportunity to study how the waves work and to help officials better prepare for what could be a far more...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 10:48 PM
Former President Bill Clinton was speaking to students at UCSD Saturday as part of his fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University.
"They don't have as much money as the people who come to the regular global initiative meeting at the UN but they...
| Oct 22, 2010
It is a matter of when, not if. That was the message Thursday at Providence High School in Burbank, where representatives of Chile's emergency services division joined local and state officials for a simulated earthquake response.
The drill was in...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 7:49 PM
SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- A major earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was 43 miles northwest of Temuco at a depth of 10.5 miles, it said.
"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 1:49 PM
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, frightening hundreds of people who fled for higher ground fearing it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the coastline last year.
There were no immediate reports of deaths...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 8:26 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Three emergency sirens that can be heard for a mile and a half will soon be installed in different city parks.
The California Coastal Commission recently approved the color of the poles on top of which the sirens will be...
| Feb 13, 2011
When a crisis strikes a country you're visiting, it pays to have friends. By the time the U.S. government began evacuating its citizens from troubled Egypt last month, some tour operators, travel agents and private security firms had already moved their...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:48 PM
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year's magnitude-8.8 quake spawned a tsunami and devastated coastal communities.
Rodrigo Ubillo, the vice interior minister, said they had no...
| Oct 13, 2010
People across the world have been glued to live pictures of the miners being rescued including a man living in the area, who's beaming with national pride as each miner is lifted to safety.
Emilio Peralta is a very familiar voice to Spanish speaking...