The United States Geological Survey reports a 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday morning off the coast of Russia’s Kuril Islands, about 780 miles northeast of Tokyo.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck near Gilroy Sunday morning.
Operators would have to perform real-time seismic monitoring during fracking and other oil recovery techniques. They also have to notify homeowners in English and Spanish about their right to get groundwater tested before and after a job.
Caltrans inspectors last month found a damaged seismic expansion joint showing signs of premature wear on the westbound side of the Carquinez Bridge, agency officials said Thursday.
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.
Two major earthquakes struck Central America within just 24 hours, as two more struck across the Pacific in New Guinea.
Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.
San Francisco’s top officials say the city’s Hall of Justice would be dangerously unstable in a powerful earthquake, but hundreds of city workers and jail inmates working and living there could have to wait more than a decade to move out.
Authorities say they don’t have any reports of damage or injuries after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded off the Northern California coast.
The quake occurred at 1:55 a.m. about 3 miles east-northeast of Fremont and had a depth of 4.1 miles.