San Jose Earthquakes Striker Chris Wondolowski returned to practice with the team Friday after appearing in two games during the World Cup for Team USA.
Does it feel like you’ve been hearing about more major earthquakes than usual lately? You have. In just the last few days, major quakes have hit near Japan, New Zealand and Alaska, and a recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the global earthquake rate is on the rise.
With massive quakes striking off the Alaskan and New Zealand coast Monday, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey said he is weighing the possibilities that the two might be connected.
A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake Monday in the Aleutian Islands was quickly followed by smaller 5.9 and 6.0 quakes closer to land.
Wondolowski was born in Danville and plays Major League Soccer for San Jose’s earthquakes, but traces his family roots to the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma through his mother’s side. He even formally joined the tribe as at age 12 under the name “Bau Daigh,” meaning “warrior coming over the hill.” On Sunday, his fellow Kiowa were watching from a gathering at their headquarters in Carnegie, Oklahoma as team USA took on Portugal.
World Cup, Wondolowski, New Stadium Create ‘Perfect Storm Of Soccer Interest’ For San Jose Earthquakes
The World Cup and Team USA’s participation in the tournament is coming just at the right time for the San Jose Earthquakes.
A small 2.8 magnitude quake shook the North Bay communities of Santa Rosa and Napa at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey seismographs.
Earthquake research into scenarios for the next ‘big one’ to hit the Bay Area suggests that the region may by hit by more than one large earthquake within a handful of years instead of a single great earthquake which happens once in a century.
A powerful earthquake struck the Philippines at 6:16 p.m. local time, 2 a.m. here in the Bay Area.
Chris Wondolowski scored on a header in the 51st minute to help the San Jose Earthquakes tie the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Sunday.