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Seismic

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

(Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Lawson Adit

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

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say Engineers

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.

06/07/2013

The San Francisco Hall of Justice. (Getty Images)

No Quick Fix For SF’s ‘Dangerous’ Hall Of Justice

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.

06/03/2013

(CBS)

4.3 Quake Strikes Off North Coast

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.

03/03/2013

California Earthquake

3.0 Quake Rattles East Bay Near Fremont

The quake occurred at 1:55 a.m. about 3 miles east-northeast of Fremont and had a depth of 4.1 miles.

02/24/2013

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