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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.

04/02/2015

Fire burns at a ruptured gas line outside a pizza parlor on El Camino Real in San Bruno, January, 26, 2015. (CBS)

San Bruno Teen On Joyride Slams Into Gas Line, Sparking Pizza Parlor Blaze

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.

01/26/2015

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Shelter-In-Place Lifted After Menlo Park Gas Line Rupture

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.

09/30/2013

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Gas Main Rupture Shuts Down Highway In Both Directions

California highway officials have closed Highway 99 in both directions just south of Madera due to a gas main rupture.

11/30/2012

Phillips refinery in Rodeo during a sulfur leak in 2012. (CBS).

10 Sickened By Leak At Rodeo Refinery

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.

06/15/2012

PG&E crews at the scene of a San Bruno gas leak. (CBS)

Homes Briefly Evacuated During San Bruno Gas Leak

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.

01/24/2012

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Richmond Gas Line Rupture Forces Evacuation Of Residents

An evacuation that was issued following a gas-line rupture Saturday morning in Richmond has been lifted, a Richmond Fire Department spokesman said.

11/12/2011

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PG&E Gas Line Serving Bay Area Ruptures During Test

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials say a major gas transmission line serving the San Francisco Bay Area has ruptured.

10/24/2011

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Shelter Order Lifted After Downtown SF Gas Leak

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.

CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011

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San Jose Hit-And-Run Crash Ruptures Gas Main, Causes Evacuation

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.

CBS San Francisco–01/22/2011

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