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.
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.
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.
Proposed South San Francisco Housing Development Raises Earthquake ConcernsAs the city of South San Francisco draws up plans for a proposed new housing community, some are raising concerns about the development's proximity to the San Andreas Fault.
Report Indicates Dozens Of California Court Buildings Seismically UnsafeAccording to a new report, dozens of court buildings around California -- including several here in the Bay Area -- pose a safety hazard in the event of an earthquake.
Study Shows 8 Bay Area Courthouses At High Seismic RiskFifty-six California trial court buildings, including eight in the Bay Area, pose a high or very high risk to human and building safety in the event of an earthquake.
Sinking San Francisco Skyscraper Declared Safe To OccupySan Francisco inspectors say the sinking Millennium Tower is safe to occupy, despite strain on its foundation.
Parking Garage In Oakland Closed Due To Seismic InstabilityA city-owned parking garage in downtown Oakland closed indefinitely Friday because of seismic instability, city officials said.
Newly-Discovered Faults Delay Seismic Retrofit of Anderson Reservoir in Santa Clara CountyThe discovery of new faults near one of the Bay Area's largest dams has pushed back plans for a seismic retrofit to early 2018.
Fault Threatening Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Possibly Linked To 2nd, Larger FaultThe Hosgri fault has long been considered the greatest seismic threat to Diablo Canyon nuclear plant; scientists think Hosgri may be linked to a longer, more dangerous fault to the north.
Hovering Homes? Bay Area Tech Company Files Patent To 'Float' Buildings During Earthquakes, FloodsA Bay Area company responsible for creating what could be the first functioning hoverboard thinks it now has a way to keep a building from moving during a major earthquake with the very same technology.
Caltrans Finds Problems With Seismic Joint On Carquinez BridgeCaltrans inspectors last month found a damaged seismic expansion joint showing signs of premature wear on the westbound side of the Carquinez Bridge, agency officials said Thursday.
SoCal Fault May Bring Quakes Worse Than San Andreas 'Big One'Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
New Bill Would Create Earthquake Early-Warning SystemThe California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.
Bay Bridge Official Promises Explanation of Broken Bolts ‘Screw Up’The status of the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge and an updated construction schedule for the new eastern span are set to be presented at a special meet Wednesday of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.