San Andreas Fault

Dwayne Johnson in "San Andreas" (credit: Warner Bros.)

Seismologist Separates Fact From Fantasy In Quake Disaster Movie ‘San Andreas’

Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical look at California’s real seismic threat.

05/23/2015

Seismometer

The ‘Big One’ In California Could Trigger Other Large Earthquakes On Nearby Faults

The research out of USC suggests that a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault could trigger large earthquakes on other nearby faults, intensifying the damage over a larger area.

04/23/2015

(USGS)

2.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes In Pacific Ocean Off Of Marin County Coast

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 2.5 and struck at a depth of 6 kilometers at 7:41 a.m. local time, just west of the San Andreas Fault.

02/25/2015

Quake Locator

2.7 Earthquake Shakes San Francisco, Daly City Along San Andreas Fault

A small earthquake shook off the coast of San Francisco and the Peninsula Friday afternoon.

01/30/2015

(CBS SF)

List Of 4 San Francisco Bay Area Faults Ready To Rupture In Major Earthquake

Four areas of the San Andreas fault system in the San Francisco Bay Area have accumulated enough energy to produce major earthquakes, a new study finds.

10/14/2014

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The Science Behind Earthquakes: What Causes Them?

Trying to predict an earthquake’s arrival may not yet be possible, but learning about what causes them and remaining ever vigilant for the next one is vital.

10/09/2014

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth project monitors for shaking on the San Andreas Fault (USGS)

Earthquake Lab Along San Andreas Fault May Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A high-tech earthquake laboratory in the Central Valley, that has been studying the San Andreas Fault, is in danger of shutting down as funding has dried up for the unique lab in Parkfield.

09/01/2014

Image from USGS website showing location of 3.9 earthquake, May 19, 2014. (U.S. Geological Survey)

3.9 Earthquake Rattles San Bernardino County

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck an area of Southern California near San Bernardino Monday, according to the U.S. Geologicial Survey.

05/19/2014

Earthquake

Study Shows Central Valley Groundwater Depletion Can Increase Earthquake Risk On San Andreas Fault

Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California’s agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.

05/14/2014

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Cal Scientists Go Underground To Monitor Hayward Fault Heartbeat

With a network of sensors spread across the UC Berkeley campus, scientists are hoping to get a clear picture — and sounds — of the Hayward Fault’s next big move.

04/18/2014

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