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Dozens of Homes Collapse in 7.4 Mexico Earthquake

March 20, 2012 | 3:14 pm

Dozens of Homes Collapse in 7.4 Mexico Earthquake

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MEXICO CITY (AP) A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing at least 60 homes near the epicenter and a pedestrian bridge in the capital where people fled shaking office buildings in fear. One of the strongest to shake Mexico since the deadly 1985 temblor that killed thousands in Mexico City, […]

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March 5, 2012 | 7:29 am

4.0 Quake Rattles Bay Area Awake, Reminder of Hayward Fault Stress

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It wasn’t “The Big One” – not even close – but this morning’s 4.0 earthquake rattled buildings and some nerves around the Bay Area this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor at 5:33 a.m. centered 5.5 miles below a country club in El Cerrito. Aftershocks of 2.0 and 1.1 magnitude followed. Some in […]

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February 20, 2012 | 7:25 am

1906 Earthquake Survivor Dies at 109

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(Bay City News) SANTA ROSA — A Novato woman thought to be the oldest of three known remaining survivors of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake has died at the age of 109. Rose Cliver passed away Saturday in Santa Rosa, according to Lee Houskeeper, publicist for San Francisco restaurant John’s Grill. The restaurant hosts an […]

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February 16, 2012 | 9:28 am

Pair of 3.5 Quakes Rattle Vallejo Area

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Here’s the entry from the USGS for yesterday’s 3.5 quake, which hit at 6:09 p.m., and here’s the one for this morning’s, which struck at 9:13 a.m. Google maps below. You can see how close together they were geographically: 3.5 quake yesterday View Larger Map 3.5 quake today View Larger Map

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State Architect: Fixing Seismic Oversight For Schools a ‘High Priority’

January 13, 2012 | 10:38 am

State Architect: Fixing Seismic Oversight For Schools a ‘High Priority’

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by Corey G. Johnson, California Watch Newly appointed State Architect Chester Widom said yesterday that he is “digging deep” and looking at all possible solutions to address issues cited in a recent audit critical of the state’s seismic safety regulator for public schools. Speaking for about five minutes near the end of yesterday’s state Seismic Safety […]

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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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November 2, 2011 | 4:08 pm

Recent Berkeley Quakes: Are We Due for the Big One?

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A cluster of recent earthquakes in Berkeley over the past two weeks has made local residents nervous about “the big one.” There’s even been some misinformation circulating about the risk is of an earthquake in the East Bay. To clear things up, I spoke with Keith Knudsen of the USGS Earthquake Science Center about what […]

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October 27, 2011 | 6:48 am

3.6 Earthquake Hits Berkeley, Third Jolt Within a Week

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The quake hit at 5:36 a.m. USGS info here. The epicenter was right between The Greek Theatre and Memorial Stadium. Here’s the Google satellite map from the USGS. You can zoom all the way in to see the exact spot. The Hayward Fault, it would seem, has a bone to pick with Berkeley. This is […]

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October 20, 2011 | 8:20 pm

4.0, 3.8 Earthquakes Hit Berkeley

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Update 8:20 p.m. Another quake, this one a 3.8, epicenter right on the UC Berkeley campus. Check out the map from the USGS and zoom in all the way to see the location. It appears to be a house right off of Piedmont Avenue. (Update 9:06 p.m. Berkeleyside says it’s the International House.) Here are […]

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October 20, 2011 | 9:58 am

Statewide Earthquake Drill 10:20 A.M.

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If you see people drop, cover, and hold on for dear life at 10:20 a.m. today, no it’s not The Rapture. It’s The Great California Shakeout. Sirens will sound during simulations across the Bay Area and BART will stop all trains for one minute during the statewide earthquake drill. More than 8.5 million people are […]

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