Southern California Gas Company confirmed that one of its employees died in the blast at the Murrieta home.
Shaken residents of Ridgecrest, where two powerful quakes were centered, say they're worried about the next one.
"Homes shifted, foundation cracks, retaining walls down," the San Bernadino County Fire Department said on Twitter.
The USGS said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.1
The "Field of Light" exhibition by British artist Bruce Munro, who is known for his large-scale light installations, is made up of 58,000 stemmed glass globes lit by fiber-optics.
Kenneth French "has never been violent with any of us, so we don't know how this escalated," his relative said.
Los Angeles Zoo has come up with a unique way of expanding the population of the rare California condor.
"A comprehensive evaluation will be completed to understand what might have caused this uncommon injury," the owners of the California track said.
A worshipper at the California synagogue where a gunman opened fire, killing one woman, has told how he confronted the teenage shooter.
A gunman walked into a San Diego-area synagogue crowded on the last day of Passover opened fire, killing one woman in a "hate crime."
The city of Fairfield in the US state of California posted CCTV footage to Facebook of a dust whirlwind at one of its skate parks.
After a rainy winter, California has been enjoying what many are calling a "super bloom" of flowers and thousands of visitors a day are flocking to enjoy the natural phenomenon.
Newsom is expected to announce his plan to grant some sort of reprieve to 740 inmates on death row on Wednesday.
An enormous hoodwinker sunfish, also known as Mola tecta, mysteriously washed up on a California beach over 10,000 kilometres from its usual habitat off the coast of New Zealand.
Two communities in California were cut-off when a river burst its banks during heavy rain
Spring has arrived early in southern California. After weeks of heavy rains, a super bloom of wild poppies has covered the hills around Lake Elsinore.
Officials say flood waters have inundated a California town north of San Francisco and that the community is now only accessible by boats after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks.
A herd of elephant seals have given birth to more than 35 pups in the last two weeks on a popular beach in California which was closed due to the federal government shutdown.
Snowploughs were struggling to keep up — as soon as they dig out areas of road, a fresh layer of the white stuff falls, covering the area.
The governor of California gave his first speech, but his two-year-old son may be the one remembered.
French foie gras makers have accused a US Supreme Court of bending to vegetarian lobbyists claims.
California's new governor Gavin Newsom enlisted some help from an unlikely source at his inauguration speech on Monday
Hundreds of residents were finally allowed back into neighborhoods in the Northern California town of Paradise a month after the blaze killed at least 85 people and destroyed about 14,000 homes.
The deadliest fire in the state's history now appears to be under control.
Police in Truckee, California helped to reunite a mother bear with her baby after the cub got stuck in a dumpster.
As US President Donald Trump toured the burned out California town of Paradise, where many lost their lives and homes, he made a comment that has Finnish President Sauli Niinisto bemused.