Earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey map shows location of 6.0 earthquake Monday. (USGS)

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Colombia, Ecuador

A strong earthquake has shaken an area of South America along the Colombia-Ecuador border region Monday.

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The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off 21 October 1989. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Earthquake Expert Links Fracking To Quakes On The ‘Tectonic Timebomb’

As the Bay Area marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, there was no shortage of reminders of the power of Mother Nature and the promise of other big quakes to come. KCBS In Depth spoke with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, who is working on an earthquake warning system.

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Quake Locator

Offshore 4.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes North Coast

An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 shook the California North Coast region near Fortuna early Sunday morning.

10/19/2014

A view looking east toward man-made islands of the Lake Merritt Bird Sanctuary. The Bellevue-Staten apartment building is in view, and the Oakland/Piedmont Hills are in the background. (Wikipedia)

Report: 1000s Of Oakland Apartments Could Collapse In A Major Earthquake

The report found 22,000 rental units are at risk of failure. One out of 10 renters in Oakland lives in such a dwelling.

10/18/2014

Quake Cooks

San Francisco First Responders Compete In Cooking Contest With Quake-Limited Ingredients

San Francisco’s top emergency responders used simple ingredients in a cooking competition to show what can be done after a major quake when the cupboard is mostly bare.

10/17/2014

USGS scientist Keith Knudsen

25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.

10/17/2014

Stanford Quake Research

Stanford Engineers Developing ‘Quake-Proof’ Home Construction Techniques

Stanford engineers have developed an earthquake-proof home they say can withstand an quake three times more powerful than the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

10/17/2014

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

KCBS Cover Story: 25 Years After The Loma Prieta Earthquake, The Bay Area Struggles To Brace For Next ‘Big One’

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Twenty-five years ago today, the earth shook in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and life in the Bay Area changed forever. Tens of billions of dollars have been spent since then attempting […]

10/17/2014

A friend helps homeowners move belongings from their damaged house in Los Gatos. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Earthquake! 5 Things You Should Know That Could Save Your Life (And Sanity) When ‘The Big One’ Strikes

With the 25th anniversary of the destructive Loma Prieta earthquake on Friday, local, state and federal agencies were reminding Bay Area residents how to stay prepared.

10/16/2014

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Japan Shaken By Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Japan Wednesday near Chiba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

10/15/2014

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