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.
Mars Lander Picks Up Rumble Believed To Be First Marsquake Ever DetectedNASA's InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble on Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.
Stanford Shows How Fiber Optics Might Enable Global Quake-Warning NetworkA web of fiber optic cables beneath the Stanford University campus is doing more than transferring data -- it's part of an earthquake monitoring network that may help scientists implement a quake early-warning system.
Lake Tahoe Underwater Researchers Unveil FindingsMembers of the Undersea Voyager Project have made 58 submersible dives and 33 scuba dives in Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake to train for an upcoming circling of the world's oceans.
UC Berkeley Scientists Develop Smartphone App To Aid Quake-Warning SystemEarth scientists at Cal want to turn thousands of people's cellphones into earthquake early-warning sensors.
Magnitude 3.6 Quake Rattles Southern California Desert Near CoachellaThe quake's magnitude was first reported Sunday as magnitude 4.1 but was reclassified by mid-morning.
Seismologist Separates Fact From Fantasy In Quake Disaster Movie 'San Andreas'Hollywood's favorite geologic bad guy is back in "San Andreas" -- a fantastical look at California's real seismic threat.
Rain Or Shine, The Idea Of 'Earthquake Weather' Is Shaky Science With A Hint Of 'Maybe'The notion that certain kinds of weather can lead to increased seismic activity isn't new. But is there any scientific evidence to support it?
Berkeley Lab Seismologist Says Early-Warning System Worked In Napa QuakeA scientist from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory told KPIX 5 that an experimental earthquake warning system worked, giving about a 10-second alert prior to the magnitude 6 South Napa quake that struck the Bay Area Sunday morning.
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.
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.
UC Berkeley Study Links Huge Indian Ocean Quake To Aftershocks WorldwideA 8.6-magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean this spring had a far reaching impact seismologists once considered unlikely, triggering aftershocks off the coasts of Oregon, Baja California, and Southern Mexico.