Bay Area Tongan Community Fearful Following Volcanic TsunamiThere are more Tongans living in San Mateo County than in the island nation itself and Saturday's volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami have everyone here fearing for the safety of their homeland.
Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Strikes Eastern Sierra Near California-Nevada State LineA moderate earthquake struck the Eastern Sierra near the California-Nevada state line Wednesday afternoon, which was reportedly felt as far away as the Central Valley.
3.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Mendocino CoastA 3.4 earthquake struck off the Mendocino coast Tuesday, a day after a massive quake shook up nearby Humboldt County.
Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Humboldt County Coast, Damage ReportedA strong earthquake struck off the Humboldt County coast Monday afternoon, causing minor damage in some communities and triggering the ShakeAlert system.
UPDATE: Earthquake Swarm Rattles Nerves In Danville, San RamonA swarm of earthquakes rumbled under the San Ramon-Danville area Wednesday, measuring as high as 3.9 in magnitude, giving local residents a subtle reminder of the seismic activity deep under the region.
Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles East Bay Near HerculesA 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Contra Costa County early Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
3.8 Earthquake Shakes San Benito, Monterey CountiesA 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck along a mountain range in San Benito and Monterey Counties Monday.
Earthquake Centered Near Morgan Hill Jostles South Bay Sunday MorningAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck near Morgan Hill early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Near San Leandro Rattles East Bay Saturday AfternoonA magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck the East Bay Saturday afternoon in the wake of another quake that occurred Friday evening.
Small Earthquake Rattles East Bay Hills Near San RamonA small magnitude 3.2 earthquake jostled the East Bay hills Saturday afternoon but no damage was reported.
4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los AngelesA small earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area Friday night but there weren’t any immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
UPDATE: Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Mexican Coast Near AcapulcoThe U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a magnitude 7.0 on the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco that was reportedly felt as far away as Mexico City.
Santa Clara Residents Encouraged to Prepare for EmergenciesSanta Clara County officials urged residents Friday to prepare for the possibility of an emergency like a wildfire or earthquake.
4.1 Earthquake Rattles San Benito, Monterey CountiesA 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck along a mountain range in San Benito and Monterey Counties Tuesday morning.
Cluster of Small Quakes Rattles Lake County Sunday AfternoonMore than a dozen small quakes struck west of Cobb in Lake County on Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Novato Couple Gears Up to Help Haiti Recover From Deadly EarthquakeAs the magnitude of death and destruction mounts following Saturday's earthquake in Haiti, a Novato couple is already at work trying to help what will be a formidable recovery effort.
Hundreds Dead Following Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in HaitiHaiti’s civil protection agency says hundreds have been killed and hundreds are injured and missing after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island nation Saturday morning.
2.9 Magnitude Quake Rattles South BayA preliminary 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck the South Bay late Monday afternoon, United States Geological Survey officials said.
KPIX 5 Exclusive: Older Concrete Buildings in San Francisco Raise Earthquake ConcernsSan Francisco has thousands of older, multi-story concrete buildings like the condo that collapsed in Surfside, raising safety concerns over what will happen to the structures in a major earthquake.
Aftershocks Expected for Days After Magnitude 6 Quake Shakes Eastern SierraDozens of aftershocks rattled through the Eastern Sierra Friday morning following a magnitude 6 earthquake near the California-Nevada border that tossed boulders onto a major roadway and was felt as far off as Las Vegas and even San Francisco.
Magnitude 6 Earthquake Strikes Eastern Sierra Nevada; Shaking Felt In Bay Area A magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck the Eastern Sierra Thursday afternoon was felt across Northern California, including much of the Bay Area.
Bay Area Residents Report Feeling Shaking From Sierra EarthquakePeople across the Bay Area Thursday afternoon reported feeling the 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered between Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
3.6 Earthquake Shakes Napa County OvernightA 3.6 magnitude earthquake followed by a number of small aftershocks rattled Napa County early Thursday morning.
San Leandro 3.9 Earthquake Prompts Questions About Quake AlertsScientists still can't predict earthquakes, but they can provide a little bit of a warning. ShakeAlert is all about seconds, even fractions of seconds. Monday's Bay Area quake is great example of that.
UPDATE: 3.9 Earthquake Rattles Nerves Across Bay Area, Centered In San Leandro A 3.9 magnitude earthquake centered in the East Bay near the Hayward Fault shook a wide swath of the Bay Area Monday evening.
3.5 Earthquake Near Watsonville Shakes Southern Santa Clara, Santa Cruz CountiesA small earthquake shook near Watsonville early Friday morning, which was felt across a wide area of southern Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes San Jose, South BayA small earthquake struck in San Jose Thursday morning, shaking a wide area of the South Bay.
Multiple Earthquakes Rattle Sierra Nevada Near Truckee Thursday NightA series of earthquakes rumbled across the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Lake Tahoe Thursday night.
Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Strikes Northern Sonoma CountyA magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck far northern Sonoma County late Monday morning.

Weather Stories

Oakland Officials Helping Open Warming Center at St. Vincent de PaulThe City of Oakland announced Thursday that it’s supporting operations at a warming center hosted by the St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Community Center and Shelter.
Stormy Weather Lifts Much Of San Francisco Bay Area Out Of Extreme Drought ConditionsAfter months of being locked in the grip of an extreme drought, December's wintery onslaught has dumped several inches of rain in the San Francisco Bay Area and more than 11 feet of snow in the Sierra to considerably eased those parched dry conditions.
UPDATE: Blizzard Blasts High Country; Trans-Sierra Roads Closed IndefinitelyA major Christmas weekend storm caused whiteout conditions with 100 mph winds, closing key mountain highways and ski resorts amid blowing snow in the Sierra Sunday with forecasters warning that travel could be difficult for several days.
Rock Slides Close Highway 1 in Monterey and San Luis Obispo CountiesRockslides closed Highway 1 in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties Sunday afternoon as storms continue to batter California.
Potent Storm System Triggers Flooding Along San Mateo County Coast Flood waters flowed down Corral Reef Ave. in El Granada after a potent winter storm front roared through the San Mateo County coastline Thursday morning, quickly dumping more than an inch of rain during an intense downpour.
South Bay Homeless Advocates Paint Tombstones to Mark Cold Weather DeathsAdvocates for the homeless say at least five people died in one night this week because of the cold weather and they say city and county leaders need to do more to prevent this from happening again.
UPDATE: Storm System Shifts Toward Central Coast; Evacuation Warnings IssuedThe National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon updated its Bay Area forecast to note that the atmospheric river has shifted its course southward, bringing more stormy weather to the Big Sur/Santa Lucia areas of Monterey County.
San Jose Residents Brace for Brunt of Wet StormSouth Bay residents were ready for the rain on Sunday morning but they got a little more time to stay dry as the atmospheric river storm picked up later in the day.
Staggering Devastation Seen in Wake of Deadly Multi-State Tornado StrikesSevere storms and powerful tornados moved through the central U.S. Friday night and caused catastrophic damage and many deaths across multiple states. The storms hit a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas.