Magnitude 4.2 Quake Jolts The Geysers, 2nd Similar-Strength Temblor There in 2 DaysThe United States Geological Survey says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck at 12:34 p.m. Sunday near The Geysers in northern Sonoma County.
Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Rattles Sonoma County Near Kincade Fire SaturdayA 3.9 earthquake rattled Sonoma County near the Geysers on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
3.8 Earthquake, 2 Others Hit Central California Along San Andreas FaultA series of minor earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault shook an area near Salinas Tuesday morning.
Whale Breachings Off Monterey Coast Possibly Linked To Hollister QuakeA whale-watching tour out of Moss Landing captured some amazing photographs of unusual behavior by a pod of humpback whales in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's magnitude 4.7 earthquake centered in Southern Monterey County.
July Ridgecrest Quakes Strained Dangerous SoCal Fault That Has Begun to MoveThe earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer increased strain on a major nearby fault which has begun to move, according to a new study.
In Heart of Earthquake Country, Most Homeowners Go Without Quake InsuranceAside from the physical danger, earthquakes can also take a huge financial toll. Why are so few people willing to protect themselves from that?
How The Loma Prieta Earthquake Shook Up Seismic StandardsSome new Bay Area buildings may have the edge when it comes to riding out the next big earthquake, thanks to seismic-savvy building techniques inspired by hard-won lessons learned in Loma Prieta.
Crockett Fuel Tank Fire Raises Questions About Refineries On Fault LinesThe cause explosion and fire at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett is still unknown, but on Tuesday it was revealed that the Monday night earthquake in Pleasant Hill was part of that investigation.
'MyShake' Tutorial: How To Use New App For Earthquake Early WarningAfter earthquakes rocked the Bay Area this week, a new app offering early warning is arriving right on time.
3.4 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Pleasant Hill Day After 4.5 Rocks East BayLess than 24 hours after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the East Bay, a 3.4 quake struck the same area Tuesday evening. 
Is There A Fault Line In Your Neighborhood?California is covered with a spiderweb network of fault lines, many of them relatively unknown, like the spur of the Calaveras Fault where Monday night's 4.5 quake struck near Pleasant Hill. Here is the U.S. Geoglogical Survey's interactive map of fault lines.
Checklist: What To Pack In Your Earthquake Emergency KitAn emergency earthquake kit can help you and your family survive when a disaster strikes.
4.7 Magnitude San Andreas Fault Earthquake Rocks Central CaliforniaA 4.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Central California Tuesday afternoon along the San Andreas fault line, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Pleasant Hill Earthquake Jolts Memories Of 1989 Loma Prieta TemblorJust days before the 30th anniversary of the Loma Preita earthquake, a 4.5 magnitude temblor and more than two dozen aftershocks early Tuesday brought back memories for many of that deadly and destructive 1989 October afternoon.
4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Pleasant Hill; Felt Around Bay AreaA pair of earthquakes, measuring 2.5 and 4.5 magnitude respectively,  struck just south of Pleasant Hill on Monday evening, rocking the East Bay, authorities said.
Berkeley Elementary School Deemed At Risk During Major EarthquakeParents of schoolchildren at a Berkeley elementary school are uneasy following a report indicating the school may be unsafe during a major earthquake.
What To Do During An Earthquake If You Are OutsideIf you find yourself away from home when an earthquake hits, these guidelines could keep you save from injury and even save your life.
Top 10 Earthquake Survival Kit Must-HavesEarthquakes can happen at any time, so preparedness should be maintained on an ongoing basis.
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake, Aftershocks Strike PeninsulaA magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck off the coast just south of San Francisco on Saturday morning, jolting local residents from their beds and breakfast tables.
6.3 Earthquake Shakes Off Oregon CoastAn underwater earthquake with an initial 6.3 magnitude has struck off the Oregon coast.
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Strikes Lake County Near Hidden Valley LakeA magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck Lake County near the Napa County line Friday morning.
Series Of Small Earthquakes Could Mean Big One Is About To Strike, Research SuggestsScientist may finally know how large earthquakes get started: with many smaller ones.
Oregon Repeals Tsunami-Zone Construction Ban; California Still Has NoneCalifornia has no state-mandated development restrictions in tsunami zones. "In every other country in the world, best practice for tsunamis is avoidance, not building in a tsunami zone," an Oregon seismologist said.
Unprecedented Water Pond in Hawaii Volcano Could Trigger Explosive EruptionsFor the first time in recorded history, a pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, a development that could signal a shift to a more explosive phase of future eruptions.
Ridgecrest Hospital's Quake Damage Prompts Questions About State Seismic StandardsRidgecrest Regional is joining hospitals across California in questioning standards designed to keep hospitals open after earthquakes.
USGS Partners Say ShakeAlert Early Earthquake Warning Worked Ahead Of East Bay QuakesFollowing a 4.3-magnitude earthquake and a 3.5 aftershock in Contra Costa County on Tuesday, 50 technical partners of the U.S. Geological Survey’s ShakeAlert early earthquake warning system were successfully notified, according to a coordinator with the program.
4.3 Earthquake Near San Ramon Shakes Wide Area Of East BayAn earthquake, measuring a magnitude 4.3, rumbled through the San Ramon area Monday afternoon, shaking up local residents but causing no major injuries or damage.
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Strikes Near Morgan HillA magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck Santa Clara County on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
FEMA Holds Quake Preparation Training Session In Alameda CountyThe Alameda County Office of Emergency Services hosted a community training session Wednesday, titled “Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage."

Weather Stories

Two Hurt by Falling Tree in SF Presidio HeightsTwo people were hospitalized Saturday afternoon after a large tree fell on them in San Francisco's Presidio Heights neighborhood, fire officials said.
Wet, Wintry Weekend Storm Bringing Much-Needed Rain To Bay AreaThe rainfall that is arriving in Northern California this holiday weekend is just the beginning of a wet pattern, and it is very good news.
Brrr! Freeze Warning, Frost Advisories Issued for Bay AreaA freeze warning has been issued for late Thursday night through mid-Friday morning for part of the North Bay. Isolated areas may see temperatures in the low 20s.
New Attack On PG&E Worker As Latest Round Of Power Shutoffs BeginsAs power was shut off for the first of nearly 180,000 Northern California residents with a second round of preventive power outages Wednesday afternoon, PG&E's CEO confirmed another attack on a utility worker in the Central Valley.
Scientists Say Heat Wave In Alaska Is Killing Large Numbers Of SalmonScientists are blaming unprecedented heat wave this summer for reduced salmon populations in parts of Alaska.
PG&E Warns Of Power Shutoffs During Weekend Red Flag ConditionsA Red Flag Warning is in effect for the North Bay this weekend as temperatures are expected to climb, the National Weather Service says.
What's Up With All the Late-May Rain? Atmospheric Science Suggests AnswersFor anyone fascinated with Bay Area weather, this has been a week to question basic assumptions. KPIX meteorologist Darren Peck explores the science of West Coast weather.
Rain Showers, Wind to Linger Around the Bay Through SundayThe sun may peek through intermittently on Sunday morning but it's more likely that the day will see continued showers.
Russian River Flooding Wreaks $155 Million in Damage Across Sonoma CountyDays of heavy rains and flooding along the Russian River have caused an estimated $155 million in damage across Sonoma County. Properties affected include 1,900 homes and 578 businesses, according to county estimates.