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Seismic Safety

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

(CBS)

New Bill Would Create Earthquake Early-Warning System

The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.

09/13/2013

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)

Caltrans Prepares For Massive Repair Job On Cracked Seismic Bolts

Caltrans is preparing to test the integrity of seismic sheer bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as crews prepare for a massive repair job where dozens of those bolts have already cracked, officials said Friday.

05/23/2013

Toward the Transbay Tube in San Francisco. (Wikimedia Commons)

Seismic Work Will Cause Delays On Overnight BART Transbay Service

Starting Tuesday night, BART passengers who travel through the transbay tube after 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will face delays of up to 20 minutes because of earthquake safety work, a transit agency spokeswoman said.

03/26/2013

Dumbarton Bridge. (Samuel Wantman)

Delays Expected During Weekend Closure Of Dumbarton Bridge

Drivers will likely experience longer travel times this Labor Day weekend as the Dumbarton Bridge closes for construction work.

08/31/2012

Calero Reservoir (Wikipedia)

Seismic Safety Concerns Found At Calero Reservoir

Water levels are being lowered 20 feet from the crust because of new data, which shows gravel and sand from the underlying creek bed could make the dam vulnerable during a major quake.

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