earthquakes

03 Jan 2023

Clear Lake Volcano More Active Than Previously Thought

In June I wrote about the threat to San Francisco posed by Mount Konocti, specifically the Clear Lake Volcanic Field. People seem to have forgotten the volcano, I lamented. Our earthquakes, landslides, and wildfires tend to overshadow California’s windows to the furnace churning beneath our feet. Scientists previously estimated the

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20 Dec 2022

Why Did(n’t) MyShake Warn Me?

The noise woke my partner first. I heard it distantly, still ascending from the depths of a REM cycle. Its robotic voice, preceded by a red-alert siren, warned of impending shaking. Knowing that it’s safest to stay in bed if an earthquake strikes at night, we looked at each other

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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30 Nov 2022

Mauna Loa Ends Thirty-Eight-Year Silence

After months of seismic unrest, Hawai’i’s largest volcano Mauna Loa began erupting.  At 11:30 PM Sunday evening, the floor of Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa’s enormous caldera, split open. Lava soon flooded the crater and spilled out on the mountain’s broad, rocky slopes. Scientists familiar with the truly massive volcano (33,500+ feet

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16 Nov 2022

Earthquake Rattles Half Moon Bay

A M2.9 earthquake struck just south of Half Moon Bay shortly before 9:30 last night. Residents of San Mateo and Redwood City also reported feeling the jolt. It happened at a depth of 10.4 kilometers, or 6.4 miles, beneath the rugged coastline within the San Gregorio Fault Zone. The San

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25 Oct 2022

Largest Bay Area Earthquake in 8 Years Strikes San Jose

Tuesday’s M5.1 was the strongest to strike the Bay Area since the South Napa earthquake in 2014. That event, a M6.0, resulted in one death and dozens of injuries. The quake occurred on the Calaveras Fault, known among geologists as a “creeping fault.” It usually moves aseismically, or without producing

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A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's original eastern span collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
11 Oct 2022

Five Myths About the Loma Prieta Earthquake

You know about Loma Prieta whether you’re from here or not. It’s the World Series earthquake, the quake of ’89, the One that Brought Down the Bridge. The mark it left on the consciousness and infrastructure of Northern California cuts through scientific and social communities alike. There’s a reason we

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03 Aug 2022

Little Miss Bay Area Fault Lines

Mr. Worry: the San Andreas Fault The title of Mr. Worry goes to the San Andreas Fault, since he worries the whole state of California. The San Andreas is arguably the world’s most famous fault. It leveled Los Angeles with a fictional M9.9 in 1974’s cleverly-titled Earthquake. Casualties included characters

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29 Jun 2022

PTSD: A Breakdown

Post- You might’ve pictured a grizzled veteran, head in his hands in a gloomy V.A. hospital on the outer edge of town. I know him well. He drinks more than he used to, enough for people to notice. The man is on medications that extinguish his sex life. He’s gained

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