Napa Quake Serves As Wake-Up Call To Thousands Of Un-Screened Soft Story Buildings In San FranciscoSan Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
With The Seismic Uncertainty Of San Francisco’s Piers 30-32, What Does The Future Hold? After many failed proposal the future of Piers 30 to 32 in San Francisco is sinking and it's going to take a massive life saver to rescue it.
6.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Pacific Off Coast Of Russia's Kuril Islands North Of JapanThe United States Geological Survey reports a 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday morning off the coast of Russia's Kuril Islands, about 780 miles northeast of Tokyo.
3.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area Near GilroyAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck near Gilroy Sunday morning.
California Oil Regulators Enhance Fracking Regulations; Environmentalists Aren't SatisfiedOperators would have to perform real-time seismic monitoring during fracking and other oil recovery techniques. They also have to notify homeowners in English and Spanish about their right to get groundwater tested before and after a job.
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.
Cal Scientists Go Underground To Monitor Hayward Fault HeartbeatWith a network of sensors spread across the UC Berkeley campus, scientists are hoping to get a clear picture -- and sounds -- of the Hayward Fault's next big move.
4 Major Earthquakes Rock Pacific Rim Of Fire, One At 7.1 MagnitudeTwo major earthquakes struck Central America within just 24 hours, as two more struck across the Pacific in New Guinea.
Bay Bridge's New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say EngineersEngineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.
No Quick Fix For SF's 'Dangerous' Hall Of JusticeSan Francisco’s top officials say the city’s Hall of Justice would be dangerously unstable in a powerful earthquake, but hundreds of city workers and jail inmates working and living there could have to wait more than a decade to move out.
4.3 Quake Strikes Off North CoastAuthorities say they don't have any reports of damage or injuries after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 was recorded off the Northern California coast.