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.