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Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay

September 4, 2014 | 11:04 am

Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay

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The quakes include a 3.0 shaker near the epicenter of the damaging South Napa Earthquake.

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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 inĀ  the Pleasanton/Dublin/San […]

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March 12, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Interview: USGS Quake Expert on Likelihood of 9.0 Earthquake in California and Pacific Northwest

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On Friday, after the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami had hit Japan, Gretchen Weber of KQED’s Climate Watch spoke with Tom Brocher, Director of the Earthquake Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. Pretty interesting conversation for those of us who live in quake territory. After cautioning to be mindful of the […]

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USGS Publicizes “500-Year Storm” Catastrophe for Sacramento Valley

January 17, 2011 | 1:23 pm

USGS Publicizes “500-Year Storm” Catastrophe for Sacramento Valley

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Anyone have any idea what the years 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, 1605, and 1861-62 have in common? Hint: It ain’t good. As Gretchen Weber reported on KQED’s Climate Watch blog Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a report underscoring storms of near-biblical proportions that have over the course of millenia repeatedly hit the […]

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