Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
May 292013

Live Los Angeles Earthquake Reports

Why Los Angeles Earthquake News? As Angelenos, we live under the constant threat of a potential earthquake. We know all there is about earthquake preparedness. We all put on brave faces and pretend not to be shaken by a minor quake.

The truth is, here in Los Angeles we all know that a major, devastating earthquake is a possibility. (Those of us who survived the 1994 Northridge earthquake are more aware of it than others.)

History of earthquakes in California goes back thousands of years. Some of the best known earthquakes that struck California are:
1769 Los Angeles earthquake
1857 Fort Tejon earthquake
1865 Santa Cruz Mountains
1906 San Francisco earthquake measured 8.3 on the Richter scale and was followed by a wave of 17 aftershocks within just one hour. It devastated the city. The massive fire that followed consumed 500 blocks. About 3,000 people have died.
1989 San Francisco 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit during a game at Candlestick Park during the third World Series game. The quake collapsed one mile of Oakland freeway, caused extensive damage to the Bay Bridge and actually severed gas and power lines. It caused injuries to 37,000 people and 67 deaths. The earthquake was so powerful that we felt it even in Los Angeles.

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The 1994, 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Northridge, about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, caused massive and wide spread destruction. Apartment buildings collapsed. Many homes sustained structural damage. Freeway overpasses fell down. Whole neighborhoods were damaged. 9,000 people were injured. 57 people died.

The most recent – as of this writing – and significant (magnitude 6.0) earthquake struck Napa Valley on August 24th 2014 causing plenty of damage and interruption in electric service that affected nearly 70,000 customers. One person died.

Since our well justified fears are the collective reality of Los Angeles, Anything L.A. (Los Angeles!) wouldn’t be complete without LIVE Los Angeles Earthquake News and on-going quake watch. As L.A. computer nerds, we obviously don’t have the expertise necessary to track earthquakes. That’s why – and with full respect to the copyrights of others! – we’re featuring here a glimpse of the latest earthquake news and seismic activities in Southern California and around the globe from the most authoritative sources.

Hopefully, we won’t have to look for this info in a hurry any time soon, but just in case, it’s comforting to know that it is available 24/7 and just a mouse-click away! (Save the link of Los Angeles Earthquake News, just in case!)






The information provided above – public domain – is the property of its respective owners:

U.S. Geological Survey

Southern California Earthquake Data Center

Thank you for keeping us in the loop. The only thing better than being informed AFTER the fact, would be an early earthquake WARNING system….


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