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Warning System

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Fault System Off West Coast Poses Greater Mega Quake Risk Than San Andreas

The Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.

04/02/2014

Santa Cruz harbor, tsunami

Cuts To Tsunami Program Could Delay West Coast Wave Warnings

Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.

02/28/2012

California Earthquake

Stanford Researchers Develop Citizen Quake-Monitoring Network

The world’s largest earthquake monitoring network is being established in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/08/2011