Loma Prieta

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.

10/20/2014

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

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

Bay Area Marks 25 Years Since Loma Prieta Earthquake; Watch Coverage From 1989

The San Francisco Bay Area was preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the most destructive earthquake in the area since the 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

10/15/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

SITE TRANSIT MODEL

With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold?

After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it’s going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.

08/19/2014

Workers walk on a cable of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Official Promises Explanation of Broken Bolts ‘Screw Up’

The status of the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge and an updated construction schedule for the new eastern span are set to be presented at a special meet Wednesday of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

07/10/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say Engineers

Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.

06/07/2013

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