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Dramatic Photos of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath

April 18, 2014 | 8:46 am

Dramatic Photos of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath

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View rare color images on the 108th anniversary, commemorated this morning at Lotta’s Fountain.

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Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

March 11, 2014 | 10:36 am

Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

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Rebuilt port, recovering from damage spawned by Japan’s 2011 quake, now ready for big waves. Read more. …

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6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

March 10, 2014 | 11:45 am

6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

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No reports of damage or injuries, as long, rolling quake hits a region known for big tremors.

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5 Tips If You’re on the New Bay Bridge in an Earthquake

September 5, 2013 | 1:30 pm

5 Tips If You’re on the New Bay Bridge in an Earthquake

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If you’re crossing the bridge when The Big One — or any earthquake — strikes, know what to do.

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November 5, 2011 | 5:25 pm

3.2 Quake Rattles East Bay

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(Bay City News) A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the East Bay this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at 2:52 p.m. in roughly the same area that has experienced several 3.0-magnitude or larger seismic events in recent weeks, according to the USGS. This afternoon’s earthquake was centered 2 miles north of Piedmont […]

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3.6 East Bay Quake Felt Throughout Region

May 21, 2011 | 7:11 pm

3.6 East Bay Quake Felt Throughout Region

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If you think you felt an earthquake at 7:05 p.m. in the Bay Area, you did. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that it was magnitude 3.6 tremor with an epicenter just outside the northwest Contra Costa County town of Hercules. Note: The 3.6 shake was 65 minutes past the time, and much less Rapture-causing, than […]

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May 19, 2011 | 9:59 pm

Study Suggests Atmospheric Changes Signaled Japan’s Monster Quake

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A team of Russian and American scientists is attracting worldwide attention with a paper that finds that Japan’s devastating March earthquake was preceded by marked atmospheric changes near the quake’s epicenter immediately before it struck. The finding is the latest in more than a decade of research looking into the possibility that stresses in the […]

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Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

March 14, 2011 | 10:50 pm

Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

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Japan has barely begun responding to Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, and already the government has been forced to focus on a potential new catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (Daiichi can be translated, by the way, as “first” or “number one”). An explosion ripped through a reactor building Monday afternoon (Tuesday morning Japan […]

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March 13, 2011 | 6:03 pm

More Maps and Images of Japan’s Great Quake

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The death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami are now expected to top 10,000. Having seen a relative handful of the flood of images that captured the disaster, that number is not surprising; it might even seem to be an underestimate, given the fact that Sendai, a city of 1 million, was 80 miles from […]

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March 13, 2011 | 5:18 pm

Japan’s Great Quake: The California Perspective

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It goes without saying that in California, the fascination, the fear, and the horror of seeing the impact of Friday’s earthquake in Japan all lie in how closely we can identify with the calamity visited upon the people there. Geologists tell us that a 9.0 earthquake isn’t likely on our little section of tectonic crust; […]

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