Study: California’s Big July Quakes Strain Major Fault

LOS ANGELES — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a ne...

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. Th...

Puerto Rico Braces for Flooding, Landslides From Karen

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Karen began drenching the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday while bearing down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. said the storm had a...