On March 10, 1933, many southern Californians were sitting down to Friday night dinner when the the largest earthquake in the LA basin struck.
Department of Conservation’s ongoing goal: Making ‘California an even better place to live’
California Department of Conservation recounts a year of accomplishments in 2022.
Not Just for S.F. & L.A.: All Californians Should ShakeOut on Oct. 21
The Great California ShakeOut returns October 21. Practice something that doesn’t cost anything, is relatively easy to do for most people, and could save your life.
San Fernando ’71: the Earthquake That Made Us Safer
The San Fernando Earthquake changed how the state approached earthquake hazards,” said Dr. Steve Bohlen, Acting State Geologist of California and head of the California Geological Survey. “There was an increased realization that the state had to do something to limit the damage of these events.”
California Geological Survey Shares Expertise During Nevada’s Largest Temblor in 65 Years
The largest earthquake in Nevada in 65 years drew plenty of attention at the California Geological Survey (CGS) – not because it caused significant damage – but because it helps paints a clearer picture of what’s going on under the Earth’s surface in the east/central part of our state. That’s important for an institution that…
The Mammoth Lakes Earthquakes – 40th Anniversary
On May 25, 1980–nearly one week after the spectacular eruption of the Mount St. Helens volcano–at 9:33 a.m. PST, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked through Mammoth Lakes, California. During the next 16 minutes, four more shocks, magnitude 4.1 – 5.5 followed. This seismic activity was the beginning of an earthquake sequence that produced 72 magnitude…
The World’s Largest Earthquake Drill
Are You Ready to ShakeOut? With 318 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could cause unprecedented devastation. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine how well we survive and recover. Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in October 2017 involved more than 56.2 million participants through broad-based outreach…