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Los Angeles Times   23 July 2019   USA   California  
<p>Millions felt the shaking from the Ridgecrest earthquake.<br>But new satellite images offer a dramatic and instructive view of the immense power of the magnitude 7.1 quake, showing how California’s biggest earthquake in nearly two decades caused the ground ...
Los Angeles Times   30 May 2019   El Salvador  
<p>A strong earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the predawn hours.<br>Authorities initially said a small tsunami was possible, but it did not appear. Civil defense employees ...
Los Angeles Times   29 August 2017   USA   Texas  
<p>Houston is built on what amounts to a massive flood plain, pitted against the tempestuous Gulf of Mexico and routinely hammered by the biggest rainstorms in the nation.</p> <p><br />It is a combination of malicious climate and unforgiving geology, along ...
<p>Some longtime residents of Big Sur figured nature hadn’t finished with them this year. Over the weekend, they were proved right.</p><p>With a loud boom and a cloud of dust, part of a mountainside slid into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday night, swallowing ...
Los Angeles Times   14 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort.</p><p>Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done ...