Major quake on Puente Hills thrust fault could be worse than San Andreas

Major quake on Puente Hills thrust fault could be worse than San Andreas

March 30 (UPI) -- Massive earthquake along Puente Hills thrust fault in Southern California could cause more damage than the predicted 'Big One' from the San Andreas Fault.
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5.1-magnitude earthquake, dozens of aftershocks rattle Southern California

5.1-magnitude earthquake, dozens of aftershocks rattle Southern California

March 29 (UPI) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake and more than 100 aftershocks rattled Southern California Friday night and Saturday morning.
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California scientists to release list of quake-vulnerable buildings

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- University of California scientists say they will release to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 buildings that may be at risk from an earthquake.

300 tremors hit Southern California

EL CENTRO, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Southern California's Imperial County was shaken throughout the day Sunday by a swarm of about 300 earthquakes up to a 5.5-magnitude, seismologists said.

California gets ready for earthquake drill

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says it's preparing for the largest earthquake drill in the nation's history -- the Great Southern California ShakeOut.

Giant tsunami could hit U.S. West Coast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Seismologists are warning the U.S. West Coast could be hit by a catastrophic tsunami, with waves as high as 100 feet or more.

Fault under Los Angeles poses danger

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- A large active fault line running directly under downtown Los Angeles could loose future earthquakes with 15 times more energy than the quake dubbed the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, scientists reported Thursday.

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Feature: Quake still California's nemesis

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- After months of intense security high alerts, National Guard call-ups and long lines at airport X-ray machines, California was reminded again not to forget that Mother Nature can, without warning, launch her own deadly surprise attack in the form of a maj

For the Welsh singer see Lucie Jones For the UK radio presenter see Lucy Jones (Radio Presenter)

Lucile M. Jones is a seismologist. She has been with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983. She is currently serving as the Chief Scientist of the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project for Southern California, developing a new program to integrate hazards science in urban areas with economic analysis and emergency response to increase community resiliency to natural disasters. She is also a Commissioner of the California Seismic Safety Commission, which advises the governor and legislature on seismic safety, by appointment of Governor Gray Davis in 2002 and reappointment by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005 and serves on the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council.

Jones is the first face most Americans see after an earthquake strikes southern California, as she is known for answering questions from the press following any significant earthquake. Jones even held a press conference with her sleeping child in her arms, asking that the press be quiet, which they were.

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