7.0+ Magnitude Mega-Quake Possible In Berkeley Hills As Seismic Movement Links Calaveras, Hayward Faults
Seismologists now believe the Hayward Fault is actually a branch of the Calaveras Fault, meaning the faults have a much greater destructive potential in the case of a simultaneous rupture, potentially triggering a tremor stronger than the 1989 disaster.
A 16-year-old girl was arrested Monday after authorities said she led police on a chase and slammed into a natural gas meter at a pizza parlor, causing a massive fire that burned down the restaurant.
Residents of a Menlo Park neighborhood were ordered to shelter in place after a gas line was struck and ruptured Monday morning, a Menlo Park fire division chief said.
California highway officials have closed Highway 99 in both directions just south of Madera due to a gas main rupture.
Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials said at least 10 people have reported nausea, throat irritation and respiratory symptoms due to gas released in the air from a water tank rupture Thursday at the ConocoPhillips refinery in Rodeo.
City construction crews working on a sewer line accidentally damaged a natural gas line in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon, causing a leak that prompted the evacuation of about a half-dozen homes.
An evacuation that was issued following a gas-line rupture Saturday morning in Richmond has been lifted, a Richmond Fire Department spokesman said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials say a major gas transmission line serving the San Francisco Bay Area has ruptured.
A shelter-in-place order that had been issued for a block in downtown San Francisco when contractors working for the new Transbay Transit Center damaged a gas pipe Wednesday afternoon was lifted after a couple hours.
Firefighters and PG&E crews were on the scene of a gas leak caused by a hit-and-run car crash in San Jose that prompted the evacuation of neighboring homes in the area, a fire captain said.