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South Napa Earthquake: City Says There’s Over $300 Million in Damages

August 27, 2014 | 11:30 am

South Napa Earthquake: City Says There’s Over $300 Million in Damages

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As postquake structural assessments continue, Napa officials say 120 buildings have been red-tagged.

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No California Tsunami Warning After Big Quake in Alaskan Islands

June 23, 2014 | 4:10 pm

No California Tsunami Warning After Big Quake in Alaskan Islands

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8.0 earthquake hits southwestern Aleutian Islands. Potential impact on West Coast still being assessed.

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Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

March 24, 2014 | 8:27 am

Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

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State sponsors preparedness events up and down the coast as Crescent City recalls 1964 disaster.

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4.4 Quake Rolls Through Los Angeles

March 17, 2014 | 7:25 am

4.4 Quake Rolls Through Los Angeles

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Quake hit at 6:25 a.m. and lasted 10 to 15 seconds, media reports say. No damage or injuries reported.

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California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

March 15, 2014 | 9:00 am

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’

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And some say that a fracking boom in California will raise the ante. …read more

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3.0 Berkeley Hills Quake Felt Across Bay Area

October 6, 2013 | 10:13 pm

3.0 Berkeley Hills Quake Felt Across Bay Area

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If you thought you felt the earth move just before 9:30 Sunday night, it was not just your imagination.

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USGS Seeking New Homes for Earthquake Sensors in East Bay Hills

May 24, 2013 | 5:47 pm

USGS Seeking New Homes for Earthquake Sensors in East Bay Hills

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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 […]

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Take a Look at the Record-Setting SJ Earthquakes

October 23, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Take a Look at the Record-Setting SJ Earthquakes

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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 […]

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Lack of Oversight by Seismic Regulator For Calif. Schools Increases Safety Risk

June 12, 2012 | 8:22 am

Lack of Oversight by Seismic Regulator For Calif. Schools Increases Safety Risk

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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 […]

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PG&E Hasn’t Done Quake Assessment For Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Since 1988

May 30, 2012 | 2:31 pm

PG&E Hasn’t Done Quake Assessment For Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Since 1988

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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 […]

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