8.0 earthquake hits southwestern Aleutian Islands. Potential impact on West Coast still being assessed.
And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante. …read more
The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking homes for around 30 new seismic sensors in the East Bay. The sensors help scientists better understand how earthquakes behave, and also contribute to the ongoing effort to establish stronger engineering standards for construction. The new sensors will be deployed in August in homes and businesses in the Pleasanton/Dublin/San […]
San Francisco Giants fans may not have noticed yet, but another Bay Area team is in the playoffs. That team, the San Jose Earthquakes set a record Sunday… but not by having the best standings in Major League Soccer (though they got a Supporters Shield award for that) and not because striker Chris Wondolowski scored […]
by Corey G. Johnson, California Watch The office that oversees the seismic safety of California’s public schools can’t show that it has approved all building plan changes, heightening the risk that some schools don’t meet standards and are unsafe, according to a state auditor’s report. The Division of the State Architect is required to ensure […]
by Daniel J. Goldstein, The Bay Citizen PG&E and Southern California Edison, operators of California’s two nuclear power reactors, haven’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. The report, which looked at more than 100 operating nuclear reactors in […]
by Corey G Johnson, The Bay Citizen A Los Gatos school district’s decision to halt construction of a new elementary school over state geologists’ safety concerns has inflamed a local mountain community and highlighted the difficulty of building schools in seismically vulnerable areas. Los Gatos Union School District officials will meet with the California Geological […]