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California - Earthquakes shake near Fort Bragg and Twentynine Palms Today

California Map - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Two minor earthquakes shook during the early morning in Northern and Southern California today. A 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook near Fort Bragg in Northern California. Another 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred near Twentynine Palms, which is located in the low desert region of Southern California.

The Fort Bragg earthquake was at 5:48 a.m. this Sunday morning, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported by residents in the area as having light shaking with no damage. The USGS CISN Shakemap suggested a moderate tremor with very light damage potential. The earthquake was located 2 miles north-northwest of Fort Bragg, California. The next nearest city was Ukiah, which was 40 miles away from the epicenter.

Busy Weekend for High Desert Fire Department

picture of pinon hills fire

(Best Syndication News) Fire departments in the high desert were busy this weekend. On Saturday, there were two fires - one in Pinon Hills and another in Phelan. Tracy Martinez, with the San Bernardino County Fire Department says their Swift Water Rescue Team conducted a rescue in Hesperia on Thursday.

Phelan and Pinon Hills Fire

The fire in Pinon Hills burned throughout the morning while the home-fire in Phelan broke out in the afternoon. Both fires were extinguished before nightfall.

Frontier Airlines assist customers traveling through Colorado Springs with Fee Waiver to Change Flight

airplane - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Due to the devastating wildfires raging near Colorado Springs, Frontier Airlines is offering travelers scheduled for flights to, from, or through Colorado Springs between June 27 and July 4, 2012 an opportunity to change their itinerary with no fee.

This is limited to travelers who have already begun their flights and are allowed one itinerary change. The typical rule and restrictions of change fees, advance purchase, day or time applications, blackouts, and minimum or maximum stay requirements have been waived. The flight itinerary must keep the origin and destination cities the same to qualify for the fee waiver.

Containment expected this evening for Cabazon Wildland Fire

(Best Syndication News) - The Wildland Fire occurred on Sunday and has burnt at least 300 acres. The Riverside County Fire Department along with CAL Fire announced this morning that the fire stopped spreading and it is expected to be fully contained by 6 pm today. The voluntary evacuation orders have been canceled.

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Northern Italy causes Death and Damage

Italy Earthquake map - credit: USGS

(Best Syndication News) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook in Northern Italy near the city of Bologna today causing death and widespread damage of buildings. The event occurred Sunday May 20, 2012 at 4:03 am local time reported the US Geological Survey.

The location of the epicenter of the earthquake was estimated at 44.800°N, 11.192°E with a depth of 3.2 miles. Damage reports close to the epicenter was reported by USGS with it being moderate to heavy damage and the shaking was considered very strong to severe. The earthquake was felt throughout most of Northern Italy.

Aftershocks have been ongoing throughout the day. There has been two 5.1 magnitude tremors and several more tremors above the 4.0 magnitude rating.

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