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.
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.