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Strong Quake In Southern China Topples Thousands Of Homes, 367 Dead

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday,killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800.

08/03/2014

A United Airlines 757 in flight after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport. (AP file photo)

Feds Probe Claim Of Near-Miss Between Passenger Jets; Could Have Been Worst-Ever Air Disaster

The Federal Aviation Administration is checking the story of a writer who claims his flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles was nearly involved in a mid-air collision with another passenger jet last month.

05/15/2014

Aftermath of avalanche on Mt Everest.  Photo courtesy of Roger Philipp

American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

KCBS has obtained photos from an American who was on the mountain when the deadly avalanche happened Friday. At least 12 of the guides were killed, and four others are missing. Several more were hurt.

04/18/2014

Women walk past fallen trees and destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: Man, Nature Share Typhoon Tragedy Blame

Geography, meteorology, poverty, shoddy construction, a booming population, and, to a much lesser degree, climate change combine to make the Philippines the nation most vulnerable to killer typhoons, according to several scientific studies.

11/11/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

San Francisco Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning Efforts

Crisis planning in San Francisco took a new step on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership between city government and the growing “sharing economy”.

06/12/2013

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore (SJPD)

San Jose Police Chief Pushes For Broadband Network To Use In Emergencies

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore has traveled to Washington to lobby Congress to fund the creation of a broadband network specifically for law enforcement and public safety agencies to transfer large amounts of data during an emergency.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2011

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

Capitola Still Waits On Disaster Relief From Storms

Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/01/2011

Japan disaster relief, web sites

Silicon Valley Firms Ramp Up Japan Relief Response

Google, Twitter and other technology companies are finding ways to help following last week’s earthquake in Japan.

03/14/2011

'Hereafter' Stops Showing In Japan Due To Tsunami Scenes

‘Hereafter’ Stops Showing In Japan Due To Tsunami Scenes

Clint Eastwood’s film “Hereafter” has been pulled from Japanese theaters in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami…

CBS San Francisco–03/14/2011

(Photo: AP Images)

Tsunami Deals New Blow To Struggling Crescent City

Harbor crews are assessing the damage caused by powerful tsunami surges that pounded this northern California port.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/13/2011

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