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."
UC Berkeley Scientists Developing Mobile Earthquake ShakeAlert AppSeismologists at University of California at Berkeley are developing a mobile ShakeAlert app to notify Bay Area residents when an earthquake has begun.
Newsom: Earthquake Alert System Is On Its WayFor many Californians, the legend of "The Big One" seems to feel more urgent and real after a terrifying sequence of earthquakes rattled the region last week.
Crews Rush to Fix Roads, Utilities in Quake-Stricken California Desert CommunitiesOfficials worked Sunday to repair roads and restore utilities following the largest earthquake in Southern California in nearly two decades.
SoCal Earthquakes Have Bay Area Residents In A Rush To Get PreparedThe recent earthquakes in Southern California were enough to get Berkeley resident Sam Kohn to take stock of what he had at home. He bought an earthquake preparedness kit at Ace Hardware.
7.1 Quake In Southern California A Reminder 'The Big One' Could Strike Bay Area AnytimeThe 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Ridgecrest is a reminder to people living in Northern California that the ‘Big One’ could strike here. In fact, a large quake on the Hayward fault is overdue.
California Desert Communities Reeling From Powerful Earthquake SequenceGov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for a section of Southern California that saw significant damage after Friday night's magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
SoCal Quake Jolts Complacent Californians Toward PreparednessThe Southern California earthquake is jolting Bay Area residents to get prepared for The Big One.
7.1 Magnitude Quake Rocks Southern California; Multiple Fires, Injuries In RidgecrestFor a second day, Southern California was rocked by a major earthquake Friday -- this one a 7.1 magnitude -- in the same area of the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest where a 6.4 magnitude temblor caused damage on Thursday.
Aftershocks Rattle SoCal After Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits Mojave DesertA 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Searles Valley early Friday morning, one of a swarm of hundreds of aftershocks in the wake of Thursday’s massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the same area.
Quake Early-Warning System Coming Soon To Bay AreaThe Bay Area could be just months away from getting a ShakeAlert early-warning system which alerts users via a smartphone app after a quake strikes that shock waves are headed their way.
Magnitude 6.4 Ridgecrest Shaker a Wakeup Call for Residents of Earthquake CountryThe head of California's Earthquake Authority said the quake that hit the state on Thursday is "an important reminder that all of California is earthquake country."
'The Floor Rippled'; Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rattles Much Of SoCalAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 and dozens of aftershocks shook much of Southern California Thursday morning, heavily damaging the town of Ridgecrest, according to the USGS and officials .
Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes North Coast Saturday Night Near ScotiaThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the California North Coast Saturday evening.
Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Hits Rural Sonoma CountyA 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck rural unincorporated Sonoma County early Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
California Earthquake Authority Gives Tips To Keep You Safe & PreparedCEO Glenn Pomeroy from the California Earthquake Authority talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about ways to be safe and prepared when disaster strikes.
Wet Winter Could Lead To More Earthquakes, UC Berkeley Researchers ClaimThe snow is finally starting to melt after a long wet winter, and according to researchers, that could mean more earthquakes.
3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near CalistogaA 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck the North Bay on Wednesday evening, about three miles southwest of Calistoga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Early-Morning Magnitude 3.4 Earthquake Strikes East Bay Near ConcordA 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Contra Costa County early Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mars Lander Picks Up Rumble Believed To Be First Marsquake Ever DetectedNASA's InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble on Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.
2 Small Quakes Rattle East BayTwo small earthquakes struck a few hours apart along the Hayward Fault Saturday.
New Earthquake Map Tool Shows If Bay Area Homes Are On Solid GroundA new map online can tell you if your house is standing on solid ground in the event of a strong earthquake.
California Is Experiencing A 100-Year Earthquake DroughtRecent storms may have ended the drought when it comes to water, but now California is in the midst of a drought of a different kind -- an earthquake drought.
Small Earthquake Rattles East BayA magnitude 2.9 quake struck at 5:34 p.m. Friday, centered just north of Rodeo in unincorporated Contra Costa County according to the USGS.
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.
Submerged in Sebastopol: Residents Boat Through Flooded NeighborhoodsFloodwaters from the Laguna de Santa Rosa wetlands are slowly starting to recede in Sebastopol revealing a line of debris on the ground that's a reminder of just how high the flooding reached.
Bay Area Spare the Air Burn Ban in Place for MondayA winter Spare the Air Alert is in place for Monday banning burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, indoors or outdoors, for 24 hours.
Flash Flood Watch Issued for Camp Fire Burn AreaThe National Weather Service says mud and debris flows are possible in and around the town of Paradise through 9 p.m. Sunday.
Incoming Storm Expected to Drop Up to 3 Inches of Rain in Parts of Bay AreaA storm is expected to pummel the region with rain and heavy winds Sunday and continue into the evening as high surf pounds the Bay Area coast.
Smoke from San Joaquin Valley Prompts Spare the Air Alert for Bay AreaThe alert bans burning in fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits and other wood-burning devices.