Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Near Lake Tahoe Rattles Sierra, Northern CaliforniaA 4.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Indian Hills, near Carson City, Nevada at 6:33 p.m. Friday.
5.2 Earthquake Shakes Northern California Coast Near EurekaAn earthquake with magnitude of 5.2 shook an area of Northern California near the Oregon border Wednesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Southwest Of EurekaA 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday evening off the coast of Northern California, about 70 miles southwest of Eureka in Humboldt County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 
Water District Seeks To Minimize Impact From Quickly Draining Anderson ReservoirThe Santa Clara Valley Water District wants to move quickly to drain the Anderson Reservoir and seismically retrofit the dam, but it also wants to move carefully to minimize impacts once the water is let go.
Federal Regulators Order Draining Of Anderson Reservoir Due To Earthquake RiskThe Santa Clara Valley Water District said Monday that it agrees with federal regulators' orders to move forward with the project to drain the Anderson Reservoir to reduce risk to the public in the event of an earthquake.
Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Strikes East Of Salinas In Monterey CountyA preliminary magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck near Tres Pinos, east of the city of Salinas in Monterey County on Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 
7.7 Earthquake Hits Off Coasts Of Cuba, Jamaica; Buildings Shake In MiamiA powerful earthquake has struck in waters off Cuba and Jamaica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Gilroy OvernightA magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near Gilroy early Monday morning, the latest in a series of small quakes that have struck southern Santa Clara County in recent days.
Gov. Newsom Sends CA Disaster Team To Assist Earthquake-Stricken Puerto RicoA team of California disaster experts left for Puerto Rico Sunday, sent by Gov. Gavin Newsom to assist the island following a string of strong earthquakes.
California to Send Disaster-Recovery Team to Puerto Rico Following Saturday QuakeFollowing another damaging quake that rocked Puerto Rico Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the deployment of 31 disaster specialists to assist Puerto Rico as it rebuilds and recovers.
Magnitude 3.0, 2.7 Earthquakes Strike Near Gilroy OvernightTwo minor earthquakes struck near Gilroy early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Magnitude 3.9 Quake Strikes Near Morgan HillA small earthquake struck near Morgan Hill late New Year Day, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Magnitude 3.3 Quake Strikes In Mountains West Of CobbA preliminary magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck in the mountains west of Cobb in the North Bay on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Service's earthquake map.
MyShake Early Earthquake Warning App Sends Out First AlertCalifornia's new earthquake warning app issued its first public alert this week.
Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Rattles San Luis Obispo CountyA magnitude 4.3 earthquake centered near the unincorporated community of Cholame in San Luis Obispo County shook the Central Valley Tuesday morning, according to the USGS.
Deadly Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes PhilippinesA 6-year-old girl was among three people killed when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Sunday.
New USGS Seismic Hazard Map Shows Increased Risks in East Bay, San JoseSeismologists are extremely concerned about areas of Concord, Walnut Creek and San Jose. The USGS increased shaking estimates by up to 25 percent in the East Bay since the last estimate five years ago.
San Francisco Supes Approve Extending City's Emergency Water System To Put Out FiresSan Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously declared a State of Urgency, calling on the city to expand its Emergency Firefighting Water System to ensure the entire city is protected in the event of a major earthquake or fire.
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.

Weather Stories

2020 Brought First San Francisco Rain-Free February Since 1864Midnight closed out the first rain-free February in San Francisco since the Civil War, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds Blast Bay Area, Knocking Out Power To Thousands; 209-MPH Gust In SierraStrong, gusty winds reaching hurricane-force levels on Mount St. Helena roared through the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday, ripping down trees, damaging homes in Oakland and Sonoma and triggering outages that left thousands without power.
Weekend High Wind Advisory Issued for Bay Area Through Mid-Morning MondayThe National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Monday, warning that downed trees and power lines are possible.
Video: Winter Storm Brings High Surf – And Surfers – To TahoeOn Wednesday, the north shore of Lake Tahoe looked more like the ocean as a winter storm moved in. Courtesy Peter Spain Photography
High Surf Advisory Issued For Bay Area CoastThe National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory in effect on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for coastal parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Big Waves Lure Oglers, Surfers CoastsideMonster waves hit Bay Area beaches on New Year Day. A high-surf advisory -- issued Wednesday morning -- was in effect until Thursday.
Holiday Week Storms Take Aim at Northern CaliforniaA series of two storms will swing through the Bay Area over the holiday week, bearing rain, cooler temperatures and gusty winds, forecasters said.
West Portal Neighbors Blame Old Storm Drains After Heavy Rains Flooded Their HomesDuring this weekend's storm, water backed up into West Portal homes, and flooding was more than a foot deep for almost an entire block. Residents say the storm drains were the problem.
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.