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South Napa Quake: What Scientists Know So Far

KQED Science | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

South Napa Quake: What Scientists Know So Far

Scientists are still trying to find out more about the fault where Sunday’s earthquake occurred. They are focusing on the small West Napa Fault.

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UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

KQED Science | August 24, 2014 | 25 Comments

UC Berkeley System Gave Early Warning of South Napa Earthquake

Ten seconds before the South Napa Earthquake struck, UC Berkeley’s ShakeAlert detected the quake.

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What Causes Earthquakes?

KQED Science | August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

What Causes Earthquakes?

The earth is constantly shifting and the Earth’s crust is broken up into many rocky plates, like pieces of a puzzle.

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California Slow to Map Dangerous Earthquake Faults

KQED Science | November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

California Slow to Map Dangerous Earthquake Faults

After the massive destruction of the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, state lawmakers passed a law to prevent new buildings from being developed on top of active earthquake faults. But that requires knowing where they are. Mapping earthquake faults is both time-consuming and costly, and the state has a long way to go.

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<a href=http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/10/06/3-1-earthquake-hayward-fault-berkeley-hills target=_blank >3.1 Berkeley Hills Quake Felt Across Bay Area</a>

News Fix | October 6, 2013

3.1 Berkeley Hills Quake Felt Across Bay Area

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

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Sizing Up Tsunamis By Their Sound Waves

KQED Science | June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sizing Up Tsunamis By Their Sound Waves

Scientists at Stanford may have found a way to build a better warning system for tsunamis. The key is listening for the earthquake's sonic signature.

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