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  • 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.

  • 5.8 earthquake rattles Panama  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    Following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Chile, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Panama. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports.

  • Huge quake rocks Chile's copper mining region Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Fishing boats at the Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, April 2, 2014, a day after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

    Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.

  • Hawaii tsunami advisory issued: NOAA  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Brian Shiro, Geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says while Chile and Peru face the highest risk of a tsunami, Hawaii could also face 1 to 3 foot waves.

  • USGS: Depth of Chile earthquake is 20 kilometers  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    Robert Williams of the U.S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake which struck Chile has a depth of 20 kilometers and could potentially displace the sea floor to produce a tsunami.

  • 5.1 Earthquake rattles LA  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Friday's 5.1 earthquake scared many homeowners.

  • LA preps for future quakes  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    Lucy Jones, USGS seismologist, provides insight on what the duration and frequency of earthquakes signals about future quakes.

  • Californians face expensive earthquake insurance  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Fullerton, California, where home owners are looking into earthquake insurance.

  • Big quake coming to Calif.?  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the 5.1 earthquake that hit Southern California on Friday night.

  • Aftershocks rock California  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest details following Friday's 5.1 earthquake.

  • LA quake hits quiet faultline  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the troubling factors of Monday's 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.

  • Los Angeles jolted by quake  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck in Los Angeles Monday morning. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the USGS warning system notified of the quake a few seconds beforehand.

  • USGS says LA quake magnitude 4.4  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning. The quake was followed by a much smaller quake about an hour later.

  • California quake downgraded to 4.4  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning.

  • Japan earthquake: 3 years on  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.

  • Twenty years ago the devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake that killed 75 people and left 125,000 homeless shook California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports then and now.

  • LA wildfire dangers  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a drought emergency has been declared in California which allows the state to hire more fire fighters. Wells also comments on earthquake insurance policies, 90 percent of California homes do not have quake insurance protection.

  • California declares drought state of emergency  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Governor Gray Davis has officially declared a drought emergency in California. The Governor calls on all residents to conserve water.

  • Fracking linked to earthquakes?  Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" team reacts to a recent study suggesting that fracking for natural gas has contributed to earthquakes in Texas.