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Earthquake preparedness

What To Do During An Earthquake If You Are Inside

Fast reflexes and split-second timing help in any situation but do not take the place of planning in the event of an earthquake.



SoCal Fault May Bring Quakes Worse Than San Andreas ‘Big One’

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault.


A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

About The Bay: San Francisco Makes Plans To Feed Thousands In Case Of Disaster

San Francisco officials have been cooking up unique plans to feed the thousands of refugees they assume will need assistance in the days after a disaster strikes.


California Earthquake

Small Earthquake Shakes Fremont Area

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.7 shook near Fremont Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Lower Crystal Springs Dam (CBS)

San Francisco Shores Up Local Reservoirs For Quake Preparedness

San Francisco’s water managers say there shouldn’t be water access issues in the event of a giant earthquake, now that they’ve completed billions of dollars in seismic upgrades to local reservoirs such as Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County.


Former member of the San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice looks on against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on September 20, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jerry Rice Leads SF Rally To Promote Quake Preparedness

San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice helped transform Union Square into an earthquake preparedness zone Friday.


Sister City plaque in Kitakami, Japan (

Concord Residents Reach Out To Japanese Sister City

There were plenty of tense moments as the Ambassador Program participants struggled to make contact with their Kitakami counterparts.


California Earthquake

ConsumerWatch: Putting Emergency Food Rations To The Test

There is a 99 percent chance we’ll be hit by a major earthquake within the next 30 years. When disaster strikes, there is now a way to feed your family for an entire month on less than $100.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/12/2010

The San Francisco Fire Department had trained on the Portable Water Supply System only one week before the earthquake. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Prepare For The Next Big Quake

Fisherman’s Wharf merchants practiced their emergency preparedness skills on Friday. The event coincides with Sunday’s 21st anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.


A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller flies past the San Francisco skyline during a practice flight ahead of the Fleet Week performance October 8, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fleet Week Getting Revitalized

There was a time when Fleet Week was one of the Bay Area’s biggest and most popular annual events. That’s changed in recent years, and organizers are determined to restore Fleet Week to its former glory this year, with a renewed emphasis on emergency preparedness.



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