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.
Unstable weather Tuesday created the possibility of a rare Tornado touching down in the Bay Area.
California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.
Pet owners were advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July, were found Saturday in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood.
50 years after the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, one UCSF doctor says the problem still persists because the tobacco industry remains politically powerful.
Bay Area Rapid Transit and East Bay health authorities warned BART passengers on Thursday to seek medical attention if they begin exhibiting any symptoms of measles after authorities learned that an infected and contagious person rode BART in the East Bay last week.
Police in El Cerrito are warning the public about bobcat sightings in residential neighborhoods over the past week.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the North Bay until 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon as another storm system drenches the region.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Sonoma County. The warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. Residents should not attempt to cross swiftly flowing water.
With warm temperatures forecasted for the Bay Area the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the North Bay and East Bay hills due to high winds and dry conditions that pose as fire hazards.