San Andreas Fault

(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

Earthquake

SoCal Fault May Bring Quakes Worse Than San Andreas ‘Big One’

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

03/30/2014

California Earthquake

Earthquake Study Finds That ‘Stable’ Faults May Cause Mega-Quake

A new study suggests certain earthquake fault segments long thought to be stable may rupture and cause a mega-quake.

01/10/2013

(CBS)

Earthquakes Rattle Central Valley, Southern California

Two light earthquakes struck California’s Central Valley Friday, hours after a temblor shook the Los Angeles area.

09/07/2012

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