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  • Moderate quake hits Kansas   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Moderate quake hits Kansas

    An area south of Wichita, Kansas was hit with a registered 4.8 magnitude earthquake, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Expect the unexpected: More 9.0 megaquakes coming Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A catamaran sightseeing boat, sits atop a two-story Japanese inn on April 3, 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.

  • Napa earthquake impact on wine   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Napa earthquake impact on wine

    Jessica Altieri, Wine Channel, discusses the impact Napa, California's earthquake will have on both consumers and winemakers.

  • Cleaning up after Napa quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Cleaning up after Napa quake

    The impact of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Napa, California's small businesses, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • 90% of Calif. residents lack earthquake coverage Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Napa County firefighters spray foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park after an earthquake on Aug. 24, 2014 in Napa, Calif.

    The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck California on Sunday could cause more $1 billion in losses and the majority of residents will be on their own.

  • Sunday's Napa quake fallout   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Sunday's Napa quake fallout

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the damages and economic impact from Sunday's earthquake in California.

  • The ShakeAlert system   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    The ShakeAlert system

    John Vidale, University of Washington director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, provides insight to the wide range of applications for the ShakeAlert system, and the cost to build the system.

  • The cost of the Napa quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    The cost of the Napa quake

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the USGS is tagging the Napa earthquake with a "red alert," which suggests losses ranging from a half a billion to one billion dollars.

  • Emergency services company helps post-quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Emergency services company helps post-quake

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on what it takes to get businesses back up and running after an earthquake.

  • Developing earthquake warning systems   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Developing earthquake warning systems

    CNBC's Josh Lipton shows footage from surveillance cameras taken during the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit San Francisco's Napa region. Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Earthquake impacts wineries   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    Earthquake impacts wineries

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how the 6.0 magnitude earthquake is economically impacting wineries in Napa Valley.

  • Earthquake triggers Napa Valley state of emergency

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco's Napa area early Sunday. CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a first look at the destruction.

  • California's wine country rocked by quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    California's wine country rocked by quake

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday triggering at least 50 aftershocks so far.

  • Powerful earthquake rocks California Bay Area   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Powerful earthquake rocks California Bay Area

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday, in one on the most prestigious communities and home to the nation's most expensive wine country, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • No deaths in Napa quake; tourism to suffer   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET
    No deaths in Napa quake; tourism to suffer

    NBC's Jinah Kim reports on damage caused by the earthquake in Napa, which is likely to have an impact on the wine region's tourism sector.

  • Earthquake rattles central Oklahoma and newscast   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Earthquake rattles central Oklahoma and newscast

    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Oklahoma on Tuesday morning, and a KAUT newscast caught the tremors on camera as they happened.

  • Practical reasons to plan for a zombie apocalypse Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Zombies

    Even if a zombie apocalypse doesn't top your list of worries, it's a smart idea to prepare for one.

  • Ohio regulators: Fracking causing earthquakes   Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Ohio regulators: Fracking causing earthquakes

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports drilling has been halted indefinitely at one drilling site in Ohio after state regulators there linked drilling to earthquake activity.

  • Regulator: Fracking causes earthquakes Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.

    State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.

  • Northern Chile rocked by 7.8 magnitude aftershock Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:19 AM ET
    People walk along a cracked road in Iquique, northern Chile, on April 2, 2014 after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast.

    Chile's emergency office ordered a preventive evacuation of the coastline following an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 late on Wednesday.