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25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning SystemsIn 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 Expect Aftershocks From Napa Quake To Continue For MonthsScientists 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.
2 Small Quakes Rattle Central CaliforniaTwo small quakes occurred Thursday evening near Hollister.
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.
California Drought Creating Toxic Clams In San Francisco BayCalifornia’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.
3.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Monterey CountyA 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck an area near Soledad in Monterey County Friday night.
UC Berkeley Study Links Huge Indian Ocean Quake To Aftershocks WorldwideA 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.
3.6 Quake Rattles Nerves In HerculesA 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Contra Costa County Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
California Sea Otter Deaths On The RiseThe agency reported about 304 carcasses found last year in California, up from 232 dead otters in 2009.
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