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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 ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
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>
Filed under: Natural Hazards
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 ...
EOS   22 February 2016   USA   California  
<p>With 143 million Americans in the continental United States at risk of experiencing a potentially damaging earthquake, efforts to create an early warning system and maintain government preparedness are moving forward, according to officials at a recent ...
AccuWeather   14 January 2016   USA   California  
<p>After a fire burns an area of land, the vegetation roots that help stabilize the soil are destroyed. Debris left behind can be pushed around with ease in heavy rain. Just like ashes after a bonfire, the debris is light.</p> <p>"Each one can bring a significant ...
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Newschannel 3   23 November 2015   USA   California  
<p>CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A geological wonder is puzzling experts in California.<br>"There was no big rainstorm that triggered this there was no big earthquake that triggered this," said UCLA Professor Jeremy Boyce.<br>The Vasquez Canyon Road near Santa ...