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May 03, 2014 11:30 am |

Southern California Earthquake Jolted Social Media

LH EARTH

By: Hector Becerra and Rosanna Xia, McClatchy News on April 01, 2014

The magnitude 5.1 La Habra earthquake that shook Southern California isn’t going into the seismic history books for its modest size and small damage totals.

But it was an event on social media, which transmitted stories and images of the ...

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May 03, 2014 11:13 am |

California quakes renew urgency to update emergency preparation

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March 30, 2014 11:29 By Adam Nagourney

LOS ANGELES — It has been 20 years since Southern California experienced a major earthquake, a powerful 6.7-magnitude temblor that rolled through Northridge, killing 57 people. But this stretch of seismic calm, though welcome in obvious ways, has undermined efforts to force Los Angeles to deal with ...

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May 03, 2014 10:59 am |

Questions Abound on California’s Earthquake Alert System

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By: Hector Becerra, McClatchy News on March 21, 2014

Tom Heaton was sitting in his kitchen in Pasadena on Monday morning when an alert went off on his laptop warning him that an earthquake had struck about 40 miles away in Encino.

Seconds later, he felt the shaking.

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May 03, 2014 10:52 am |

LAX Shooting Response Criticized in Report

YE LAX Shooting

By: Dan Weikel and Laura J. Nelson, McClatchy News on March 19, 2014

The emergency response to November’s deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was hampered by poor communications and a lack of coordination between agencies, problems that contributed to a chaotic evacuation and delays reaching victims, officials said Tuesday.

A new report ...

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