US Geological Survey

USGS scientist Keith Knudsen

25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.

10/17/2014

Residents survey an earthquake-damaged street on August 26, 2014 in Napa, California. Two days after a 6.0 earthquake rocked the Napa Valley, residents and wineries are continuing clean up operations. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Scientists Expect Aftershocks From Napa Quake To Continue For Months

Scientists were at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park on Thursday, sharing some of the information they have gathered on the ground in studying last month’s Napa earthquake.

09/04/2014

Seismometer

2 Small Quakes Rattle Central California

Two small quakes occurred Thursday evening near Hollister.

07/03/2014

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

The overbite clam. (Cindy Brown/CALFED)

California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco Bay

California’s ongoing drought is affecting much more than just drinking water supplies as scientists are looking into how declining rainfall may be increasing the toxicity of the San Francisco Bay.

03/27/2014

(SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images)

3.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Monterey County

A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Soledad in Monterey County Friday night.

10/19/2013

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

Seismograph

3.6 Quake Rattles Nerves In Hercules

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Contra Costa County Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

CBS San Francisco–05/21/2011

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California Sea Otter Deaths On The Rise

The agency reported about 304 carcasses found last year in California, up from 232 dead otters in 2009.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/23/2011

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