Articles tagged "los angeles"

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Downtown Los Angeles records warmest Thanksgiving on record

An upper-level ridge of high pressure is pushing desert air toward the Southern California and NW Mexico for the second day in a row, causing record-breaking temperatures across the region. A record high temperature of 33.3 °C (92 °F) was registered in...

November 24, 2017

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Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California

The Canyon Fire was reported on September 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC (13:02 PDT) 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the city of Corona, Los Angeles County, California along highway 91 in Coal Canyon. Steep and rugged terrain, critically dry fuels and high heat enabled the rapid...

September 27, 2017

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Los Angeles breaks 131-year-old daily record high temperature

Weather stations located in downtown Los Angeles measured a record-breaking daily high temperature of 36.6 °C (98 °F) on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The previous record for the day was 35 °C (95 °F) set in 1886. The record comes amid relentless heatwave...

July 09, 2017

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Massive storm slams California, breaks records

A massive storm, one of the strongest to hit the region in a decade, smashed Southern California on Friday, February 17, 2017, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. At least 4 people have been killed and numerous injured. The storm downed trees and power lines,...

February 18, 2017

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Record-breaking rainfall hits Southern California

The third in a series of powerful winter storms hit Southern California on Sunday, January 22, 2017, with record-breaking rainfall. The storm downed trees, flooded numerous roads and freeways, caused new mudslides and rockslides, and stranded people in rising...

January 23, 2017


Mysterious light in the sky over Los Angeles confirmed as a Navy missile test

A mysterious, long-lasting light was observed over the skies of California and Nevada, US around 18:00 PST on Saturday, November 7, 2015 (02:00 UTC on November 8). The light reportedly moved from south to north over a period of five minutes or more. A short time...

November 08, 2015


Helium leaking from the Earth's mantle in the Los Angeles Basin: The Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone much deeper than previously thought

Professor Jim Boles of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Department of Earth Science, and his team, have found proof of helium leakage from the Earth's mantle along the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. Discovery indicates the cu

July 14, 2015

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Shallow M 5.1 earthquake and numerous aftershocks shook Los Angeles, USA

A shallow earthquake registered as M 5.1 (originally reported as M 5.6) shook Los Angeles on March 29, 2014 at 04:09 UTC (March 28 at 21:09 local time). USGS registered depth at 7.5 km (4.6 miles). The area is still unstable and numerous aftershocks are being

March 29, 2014


Stanford scientists use 'virtual earthquakes' to forecast Los Angeles quake risk

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than- expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault. They are

January 24, 2014


Los Angeles to become largest GMO-free zone in the US

Los Angeles lawmakers are considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms. Although some US cities already introduced GMO bans, this would make Los Angeles the largest GMO-free zone in the US. This news is

October 26, 2013