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Newsweek   25 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).<br>A third earthquake struck near Lytle Creek, California, registering ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CNN   11 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Southern Californians can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles. Now catastrophic mudslides have swallowed homes and killed at least 15 people.</p> <p>But a variety of unique factors have made ...
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CNN   10 January 2018   USA   California  
<p>(CNN)Heavy rains unleashed destructive rivers of mud and debris in Southern California on Tuesday -- leaving at least 13 people dead, destroying homes and spurring rescues as the flooding forced heavily traveled roads to close.</p> <p>Santa Barbara County ...
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Daily Mail   02 November 2017   USA   California  
<p>Stunning timelapse and drone videos have emerged showing the extensive repairs to the Oroville Dam after a catastrophic spillway failure earlier this year.</p><p>Repairs to the Butte County, California dam's main spillway were completed by the Wednesday ...
Filed under: Construction News
RT&S   18 July 2017   USA   California  
<p>The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and its contractor Kleinfelder are currently performing geotechnical work along State Route 152 in the Pacheco Pass.</p> <p>CHSRA says getting a head start on geotechnical investigations is crucial even with ...
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Mercury News   31 May 2017   USA   California  
<p>New aerial photos of the massive new Big Sur landslide show that the California coast has expanded by a stunning 13 acres &mdash; the size of 10 football fields.</p> <p>The historic three-dimensional images of our sudden growth spurt &mdash; an exhilarating ...
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Mercury News   12 February 2017   USA   California  
<p>More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California&rsquo;s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam &mdash; at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 ...
Sience Alert   05 May 2016   USA   California  
<p>California's San Andreas fault has been quiet for far too long and is overdue for a major earthquake, a leading geoscientist has announced. In a conference this week, the state was warned to prepare for a potential earthquake as strong as magnitude 8.0. ...
The Independent   12 April 2016   USA   California  
<p>A large sinkhole has appeared on a street in California causing the roadway to collapse.</p> <p>Video of the incident was posted online by the City of Madera Police.</p>
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The Guardian   11 March 2016   USA   California  
<p>Latest research suggests that the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults might have ruptured together in the past, and may again trigger more powerful destruction.</p><p>Measuring the level of threat posed by severe earthquakes that could bring havoc to southern ...