8.9 earthquake kills hundreds in Japan
Waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high
Tsunami warning in northern and central California, Oregon
Sweep of tsunami captured on YouTube news video
Obama: “The U.S. stands ready to help”
Japan nuclear site declares state of emergency
Southern California beaches closed as waves expected from Japan earthquake
Tsunami will vary from 7 feet to 1.2 feet in Southern California
California harbors send big boats out to sea, secure moorings
Pacific Northwest bracing for surges
Tsunami’s ripple currents to be seen on Southern California beaches
Long Beach live-aboards wait for arrival
Newport Beach closes school, clears ocean and boardwalk
Long Beach warns people to evacuate the beaches
Photo: A worker inspects a caved-in section of the Joban Motorway near Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast Friday. / Credit: Associated Press
There is nothing more mobile than the Earth actually moving under us.
Worldwide we’ve experienced a series of large quakes in 2010 so far. The latest occurred Sunday in Baja, California. Here in L.A., many felt a rolling sensation akin to being on a ship at sea.
In Baja, the 7.2 magnitude quake caused large amounts of obvious damage, and many Mexicali residents have fled north after hundred of aftershocks struck the region.
Photo credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
Will we get swallowed?
The Puente Hills thrust fault, which appeared to be responsible for Tuesday’s predawn magnitude 4.4 earthquake that shook much of the Los Angeles area, is capable of generating earthquakes up to magnitude 7.5 — massive shakers
Sue Hough, a seismologist in the Pasadena office of the U.S. Geological Survey, added: “This is the fault that could eat L.A.”
Photo credit: San Diego Supercomputer Center.
Sometimes in SoCal, you are literally jolted out of bed.
This morning a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Pico Rivera, just south east of Downtown L.A. No major damage or injuries were reported.
But we were certainly woken up, lied there in bed, wondering if we should run for a doorway. We were also alerted to the fact that it might be time to update the earthquake supply kit. Immediately headed to Facebook and Twitter on our mobile phones to see how everyone was doing at 4:04 a.m.
Photo: Larry Delahoy walks along the 7700 block of Passons Boulevard in Pico Rivera after being awakened early Tuesday morrning by the magnitude 4.4 earthquake. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times