Photo of Anderson Lake County Park, Santa Clara County

Earthquake Risk Prompts Order to Drain California Dam

SAN JOSE — Worried that an earthquake could collapse a big dam south of San Francisco, officials have ordered its reservoir to be completely drained by October to reduce the risk of floodwaters spilling into Silicon Valley. “It is unacceptable to maintain t...

Hollister Area Rolls With Magnitude 4.7 Quake

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck a remote area of Central California on Tuesday. But a seismologist said there was no connection to a slightly smaller quake hours earlier in the San Francisco Bay region. The temblor occurred at 12:42 p.m. and was centered ...
Photo of signs near the crest of Yucca Mountain in Mercury, Nv.

Nevada: Feds Should Restudy Seismic Risk at Nuke Dump Site

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a sit...

Number of Injured in 6.3 Magnitude Iran Quake Rises to 716

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No fatalities were reported from the temblor. According to Iran's state television, most of the in...