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Earthquakes

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch Uncovers Flawed Bay Area Earthquake Retrofits

A lot of Bay Area homeowners who’ve paid handsomely to retrofit their homes are living with a false sense of security, according to seismic engineers and state and local agencies that study earthquake safety.

11/19/2012

BART train, station

Earthquake Early-Warning Sensors To Be Installed On BART System

A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.

09/28/2012

A security guard examines damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Study Links Huge Indian Ocean Quake To Aftershocks Worldwide

A 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean this spring had a far reaching impact seismologists once considered unlikely, triggering aftershocks off the coasts of Oregon, Baja California, and Southern Mexico.

09/27/2012

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)

Construction Crew Unearths Ruins Of Old San Francisco City Hall Building Destroyed In ’06 Quake

Downtown construction crews have unearthed the massive foundations of the old San Francisco City Hall destroyed in the disastrous 1906 earthquake.

09/25/2012

California Earthquake

Small Early Morning Earthquake Near Milpitas

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a small earthquake struck Monday morning in Santa Clara County.

09/24/2012

Dumbarton Bridge. (Samuel Wantman)

Dumbarton Bridge To Be Closed Again Over Labor Day Weekend

The Dumbarton Bridge will be closed over the long Labor Day weekend, as new seismic joints are installed on the eastern side of the span.

08/29/2012

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Magnitude 4.1 SoCal Quake Felt In Downtown LA

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 has occurred near the Southern California city of Yorba Linda.

08/29/2012

Damage from Sunday's string of Southern California earthquakes.  Courtesy: Larry Allen

Swarm Of SoCal Quakes Hits Near San Andreas Fault

Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck southeastern California on Sunday, knocking trailer homes off their foundations, shattering windows and rattling nerves in a small farming town east of San Diego, near a fault shared with the Bay Area.

08/26/2012

San Francisco: Living On Borrowed Time?

KCBS In Depth: Disaster Preparedness In San Francisco

An interview with Rob Dudgeon, Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management who leads the Division of Emergency Services, on preparing San Francisco residents for the next major natural disaster.

08/20/2012

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Kansas City Defeat Earthquakes, 2-1

C.J. Sapong broke a seven-match goal drought, and Kei Kamara scored his team-leading fifth goal and added an assist to help Sporting Kansas City beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday.

05/27/2012

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