US Geological Survey
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.
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.
Two small quakes occurred Thursday evening near Hollister.
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.
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.
A 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Soledad in Monterey County Friday night.
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.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Contra Costa County Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The agency reported about 304 carcasses found last year in California, up from 232 dead otters in 2009.