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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    The Tokyo metropolitan government will invest in 6 solar power projects across Japan. Tokyo had set up funds last year to invest in power plants, and these funds will cover 20-30% of the cost of the new 170 million dollar solar power project. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has rated the latest radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a Level-3 incident. Nozomu Kitadai reports.

  • China Earthquake Toll Rises as Rescuers Struggle Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Earthquake Hits China's Sichuan Province

    Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years rose to 203 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.

  • Hall: Are You Prepared for the 'Worst Case Scenario'? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 2:25 PM ET
    A forest burns during a backburn operation to fight the Wallow Firen in Nutrioso, Arizona.

    Your best business plans can go up in smoke if you're not planning now for the 'worst case scenario,' says this blogger.

  • Rajiv Biswas, director of South East Asia at IHS Global Insight, told CNBC, "The great news is it wasn't the same sort of earthquake and secondly that the early warning systems seemed to be working relatively well, but I think it also highlights the great vulnerability of countries in Asia to this kind of disaster."

  • Attractive Indonesian Stocks     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:11 PM ET

    James Thom, Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management says Astra International and Holcim Indonesia are great opportunities for investors looking to gain exposure to the Indonesian market.

  • Indonesia Earthquake Update     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.

  • Earthquake Strikes Indonesia     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edward Gustely, Penida Capital Advisors and senior advisor to Indonesia's Ministry of Finance, offers insight on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia today and the effectiveness of early warning systems set up after the 2004 tsunami.

  • Aftershock Strikes Indonesia     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Chloe Cho has the latest on a powerful aftershock which struck off the coast of Indonesia today.

  • Breaking News: Earthquake Strikes Indonesia     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    Ian Williams, NBC News, reports the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the tsunami alert it had for all of the Indian Ocean.

  • Yen Gets a Lift, Swiss National Bank Talks Tough Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 8.8 Magnitude Aftershock Hits Indonesia     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    An 8.8 magnitude aftershock strikes close to the area rocked by an earlier quake off the coast of Sumatra. The quake was felt as far away as the Thai capital Bangkok.