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San Francisco Plans To Shame Landlords For Quake Building Safety

The city plans this week to slap large signs on hundreds of apartment buildings to publicly shame their owners into complying with an earthquake-safety ordinance passed last year.

09/16/2014

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I-280 Reopens Following Labor Day Weekend Seismic Upgrade

Northbound Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco reopened Monday night following a closure over the Labor Day holiday weekend for a construction project to strengthen the highway in the event of seismic activity, Caltrans officials said.

09/01/2014

An inspection tag marking a structure as unsafe following the Loma Prieta Earthquake. (CBS)

Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San Francisco

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.

08/25/2014

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With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold?

After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it’s going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.

08/19/2014

Quake Locator Map

6.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Pacific Off Coast Of Russia’s Kuril Islands North Of Japan

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.

07/20/2014

Gilroy Quake Locator

3.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area Near Gilroy

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck near Gilroy Sunday morning.

07/13/2014

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California Oil Regulators Enhance Fracking Regulations; Environmentalists Aren’t Satisfied

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.

06/17/2014

Carquinez Bridge

Caltrans Finds Problems With Seismic Joint On Carquinez Bridge

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.

06/05/2014

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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

4 Major Earthquakes Rock Pacific Rim Of Fire, One At 7.1 Magnitude

Two major earthquakes struck Central America within just 24 hours, as two more struck across the Pacific in New Guinea.

04/11/2014

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