From early warning systems that provide a 30-second countdown to robots that search for heartbeats above the rubble, here are six of the most innovative tools changing the way we think about earthquake safety.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.7-magnitude earthquake near Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California.
A 3.1 magnitude quake struck in Central Valley, 18 miles west of Soledad.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck near the Solomon Islands Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of San Francisco Sunday afternoon.
A Bay Area company is about to roll out a free earthquake alert app that could give users precious seconds of lead time before the shaking starts.
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck in San Jose Wednesday afternoon the USGS reported.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in Alaska Tuesday evening, but there was no immediate tsunami threat.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a shallow earthquake struck in the central Aleutian Islands in Alaska Tuesday afternoon.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake Monday afternoon in Indonesia, but there was no immediate tsunami threat.