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  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast

    Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes off Northern California coast
    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening 140 miles west of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

    New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate
    Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay...

    Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes

    A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Thursday evening five miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:21 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

    Mammoth Lakes earthquake swarm tied to water pressure, tectonic stress

    Mammoth Lakes earthquake swarm tied to water pressure, tectonic stress
    The more than 600 earthquakes that have struck the Mammoth Lakes region over the last 24 hours are an indication of tectonic, not volcanic, stress, an expert said Friday. At least 109 of the earthquakes were magnitude 2.0 or greater, with smaller quakes...

    California earthquake swarm continues, but slows

    California earthquake swarm continues, but slows
    The earthquake swarm in Mammoth Lakes continued into Saturday, but it showed signs of slowing. More than 700 small quakes have been recorded in the Mammoth area since Thursday, but the last one of 3.0 magnitude or greater occurred Friday afternoon....