Seismology

Seismometer

Rain Or Shine, The Idea Of ‘Earthquake Weather’ Is Shaky Science With A Hint Of ‘Maybe’

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?

12/12/2014

Early Quake Warning

Berkeley Lab Seismologist Says Early-Warning System Worked In Napa Quake

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.

08/24/2014

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

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

A security guard examines damage to a building a day after a powerful earthquake hit the west coast of Indonesia in Banda Aceh on April 12, 2012. (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Study Links Huge Indian Ocean Quake To Aftershocks Worldwide

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.

09/27/2012

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