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It hit at 11:39 p.m. local time two miles west of El Monte and 10 miles from Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake shook buildings and rattled windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the …

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported late Friday night, rattling a wide swath of Southern California. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, but the 11:38 p.m. quake was felt across the region and as far as San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which revised its magnitude downward after initial …

Image copyright Getty Images Dozens of wildfires have been burning their way through swathes of the US West Coast over the last month, killing more than 30 people and forcing tens of thousands from their homes. Lightning strikes in August sparked a number of the blazes, while warm temperatures and dry conditions have fuelled additional …

In Oregon, a “red flag” warning of dangerous fire conditions remained in effect east of the Cascades, and there was little moisture in the air. But most of the larger fires in the state are burning west of the mountains and the firefighters battling them were expected to be spared the higher winds. “The strongest …

Trump’s public acknowledgment of the crisis comes after weeks of remaining largely silent on the fires that have killed over two dozen people and burned millions of acres. Trump will visit McClellan Park, California, on Monday for a briefing with local and federal fire and emergency officials on the state’s wildfires, the White House said …

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Newsom spoke after surveying damage from one of the deadliest fire in California’s history The deadly wildfires sweeping through US West Coast states show that the debate around climate change is “over”, California Governor Gavin Newsom says. “Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own …

The wildfires are spreading at an astonishing rate. A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California exploded overnight, growing by nearly a quarter-million acres and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. The fire created apocalyptic scenes as smoke-filled air settled over the Bay Area and produced an ominous orange glow. As bad as that was, …

A “smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release. The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release. It …

A California wildfire which has so far destroyed 7,050 acres of land 40 miles northeast of Palm Springs was started during a gender reveal party, it has emerged. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said on Sunday night that a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device caused the fire. The devices are sometimes used to release …

Another record-breaking heat wave is expected for California, Arizona and Nevada over Labor Day weekend, forecasters said Tuesday. Even southwest Oregon was under a heat advisory. “High pressure building in the west will contribute to temperatures being 15-20 degrees above average for much of Oregon by Thursday,” the National Weather Service office in Portland said …