Sonoma County Supervisors Outraged Over Fire Alert Plan FailuresOfficials in Sonoma County on Tuesday reacted with outrage to a new state report that revealed emergency managers were not prepared for last year's devastating wine country wildfires.
Sonoma County Officials Take A Look At Wildfire Alert And Warning SystemThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will discuss a state report on how the county's alert system functioned during the October wildfires that destroyed 5,300 homes and killed 24 people.
California Lawmakers Urged To Appropriate Money For Earthquake Warning System, Seismic UpgradesIt might take another big earthquake to shake California lawmakers into investing more into seismic safety, and develop an early earthquake warning system.
California's Early Earthquake Warning System Needs More MoneyThere is a new push to finish an early earthquake warning system in California that proponents say could provide crucial moments of notice before shaking begins.
Bay Area Company Rolling Out Free Early Earthquake Warning AppA Bay Area company is about to roll out a free earthquake alert app that could give users precious seconds of lead time before the shaking starts.
UC Berkeley Receives Funding To Boost Early Earthquake Warning System DevelopmentThe U.S. Geological Survey has awarded $4 million to four universities in the Pacific Northwest and California to boost the development of earthquake early warning systems.
Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.
Congress To Vote On Funding Earthquake Early Warning System For West CoastCongress is expected to approve $5 million to expand an early earthquake warning system to the entire West Coast.
California Earthquake Warning System May Hinge On Private FundingDepending on how close to the epicenter of an earthquake you are, you could get more than a minute warning if California can find the funding for a new early warnings system.
Fault System Off West Coast Poses Greater Mega Quake Risk Than San AndreasThe Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.
Cuts To Tsunami Program Could Delay West Coast Wave WarningsFederal cuts to the NOAA's tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.
Stanford Researchers Develop Citizen Quake-Monitoring NetworkThe world’s largest earthquake monitoring network is being established in the Bay Area.