Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes."
The combination of two frightening natural phenomena might bring to mind "Sharknado ," but stormquakes are real and not dangerous.
A preliminary magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck near Hollister Tuesday afternoon, about 48 miles from Santa Cruz, according to the US Geological Survey. It was downgraded from a magnitude of 4.8.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake was measured just before 5 p.m. Monday north of Snyder. That's about 80 miles northwest of Abilene.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday off the Oregon coast but did not generate a tsunami or cause any damage or injuries, authorities said.