National Weather Service scientist, Gary Hufford, told reporters in a conference call Tuesday that it can be difficult to tell with satellite imagery how much ash is in the air and whether the airspace is safe for jetliners.
“The volcanic ash science still has many limitations,” he said.
Asked whether he would be comfortable flying [...]
Millions of southern Californians have been shaken awake by an early morning earthquake.
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled Southern California early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor Andre Gougis says the agency is surveying the area, but has received no immediate reports of damage. But the quake did [...]
An earthquake has struck off the coast off Japan sparking a tsunami warning.
Japan’s meteorological agency said a 7.0 magnitude quake hit off the country’s southern coast, near to the island of Okinawa.
The quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) at 5:31am local time.
The agency predicted a tsunami up to 3 feet [...]
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred yesterday off the coast of northern California, western United States, causing no injuries and causing only minor damage.
The quake, which occurred at 16:27 local was located 35 km west of Ferndale and 360 miles northwest of Sacramento at a depth of 16 km, said the American Geophysical Institute (USGS).