The notion that certain kinds of weather can lead to increased seismic activity isn’t new. But is there any scientific evidence to support it?
A scientist from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory told KPIX 5 that an experimental earthquake warning system worked, giving about a 10-second alert prior to the magnitude 6 South Napa quake that struck the Bay Area Sunday morning.
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.
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.
A 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean this spring had a far reaching impact seismologists once considered unlikely, triggering aftershocks off the coasts of Oregon, Baja California, and Southern Mexico.