Tremor

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Quake Warning In Rumblings Off Japan’s Coast Alarms Scientists

Scientists say they’ve recorded low frequency shaking on the ocean floor that could be the result of increasing pressure, similar to what was released during the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

05/12/2015

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7.0+ Magnitude Mega-Quake Possible In Berkeley Hills As Seismic Movement Links Calaveras, Hayward Faults

Seismologists now believe the Hayward Fault is actually a branch of the Calaveras Fault, meaning the faults have a much greater destructive potential in the case of a simultaneous rupture, potentially triggering a tremor stronger than the 1989 disaster.

04/02/2015

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Small Magnitude 2.2 Quake Hits Silicon Valley, Shallow Tremor Felt More Widely

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.2 magnitude earthquake struck after 11 a.m. in Silicon Valley, just hours after a 4.2 magnitude quake hit Coalinga.

03/27/2015

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Magnitude 2.5 Quake Rattles Gilroy, Morgan Hill

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 was recorded Saturday morning in Santa Clara County, according to the USGS.

03/14/2015

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Magnitude 4.3 Is Latest In Cluster Of Quakes Off Humboldt County

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast in the Pacific Ocean at 11:13 a.m. Thursday, the latest in 9 tremors recorded in southern Humboldt county since a Magnitude 5.7 quake hit around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

01/29/2015

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Strong 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Panama Early Monday, No Tsunami Threat

A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck just offshore of Punta De Burica, Panama early Monday morning.

12/08/2014

The front of an apartment building in the Marina District in San Francisco is ripped off 21 October 1989. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Earthquake Expert Links Fracking To Quakes On The ‘Tectonic Timebomb’

As the Bay Area marked the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, there was no shortage of reminders of the power of Mother Nature and the promise of other big quakes to come. KCBS In Depth spoke with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, who is working on an earthquake warning system.

10/20/2014

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3.5, 3.0 Magnitude Quakes Strike East Of Gilroy

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck east of Gilroy, in Hollister on Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

08/29/2014

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3.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Modoc County

A earthquake registering a magnitude of 3.5 struck near the town of Alturas in Modoc County Friday morning.

08/29/2014

Seismograph of 6.0 Napa Quake August 24 2014

Napa Quake Triggers Renewed Calls For Early-Warning System After Lack Of Funding

What if Californians could have a warning that an earthquake is about to happen? The technology is available, but a lack of funding from Sacramento has stalled the project.

08/25/2014

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