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Natural Disasters

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  • Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Gilroy

    A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon five miles from Gilroy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:47 p.m. PST at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine...
  • California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires

    California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • 1994 Northridge earthquake

     
    The 1994 Northridge earthquake kills 57, injures over 5,000 and leaves over 20,000 homeless....
  • Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger

    Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
  • Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy

    Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy
    SACRAMENTO — So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding. But we'll still be in a declared drought. That's just the nature of California weather patterns — and water politics. A drought...
  • San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire

    San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire
    With no help in sight from the weatherman, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley will turn to a higher power Sunday afternoon during prayer services. The special prayers for rain, called Salatul Istisqa, will follow the early afternoon prayer,...
  • In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast

     In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast
    In July 1911, a two-act, 11-day heat wave called upon the northeastern United States, killing more people in New England than any other weather-related event. How many died? It's hard to say. Did the heat or a the heart attack kill the victim? State...
  • Unrelenting winter dryness brings unseasonably high fire risk

    California is bracing for what officials fear could be an unprecedented winter fire season fueled by record dry conditions that show no signs of letting up. January is typically a time when forest fire camps and air bases are closed and seasonal...
  • App offers advice on hurricane safety

    App offers advice on hurricane safety
    A smartphone app that recently won early rounds of funding in Orlando aims to help Floridians check out the hurricane safety of their homes in much the same way they look up vehicles' crash-test results. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes awarded a...
  • Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Hollister, Calif.

    Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Hollister, Calif.
    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning six miles from Hollister, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:35 a.m. PST at a depth of 5 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles...