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Apr 16, 2013

Tsunami Generated by 8.0 Quake in South Pacific

Tsunami Generated by 8.0 Quake in South Pacific

A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific generated a tsunami Wednesday that prompting warnings to several island nations.

Aug 24, 2014

Scientists Forced to Rethink the "Big One"

Scientists Forced to Rethink the "Big One"

For the first time, scientists and emergency planners are examining whether a super quake could affect both Northern and Southern California, rendering the entire state helpless in the aftermath of the...

Jun 25, 2012

3.4 Quake Rattles San Jose

3.4 Quake Rattles San Jose

The earthquake hit around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

Jun 18, 2012

3.0 Earthquake Strikes Near The Geysers

3.0 Earthquake Strikes Near The Geysers

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 struck near The Geysers in Sonoma County this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Surv

Jun 15, 2012

3.5 Quake Shakes Part of South Bay

3.5 Quake Shakes Part of South Bay

A 3.5 earthquake shook a portion of the South Bay Sunday morning.

Apr 11, 2012

Rare Earthquakes Strike In Three Different Regions

Rare Earthquakes Strike In Three Different Regions

Indonesia, Mexico and and off the coast of Oregon had an earthquake Wednesday. Jean Elle talks to officials at the U.S.G.S. about this phenomenon.

Jun 15, 2012

Tremors Rattle Morgan Hill, People's Nerves

Tremors Rattle Morgan Hill, People's Nerves

Small early morning tremors rattles an area close to Morgan Hill.

Jun 15, 2012

Detecting Earthquakes Is Around the Corner

Detecting Earthquakes Is Around the Corner

For years now California has been looking to develop an early warning system and San Diego is playing a major role in all of this.

Feb 29, 2012

Fracking and Earthquakes

Fracking and Earthquakes

Art McGarr, an earthquake expert at the US Geological Survey, speaks about how human mining and fracking can cause earthquakes.
This story was published Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:26 p.m.

Apr 16, 2013

Next Step For New Bay Bridge Involves Detour

Next Step For New Bay Bridge Involves Detour

Changes come early because construction is ahead of schedule.

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8 Homes Destroyed in Sacramento County Fire

8 Homes Destroyed in Sacramento County Fire

A fast-moving grass fire ripped through a Sacramento County mobile home park Thursday afternoon, destroying eight homes and prompting evacuations in the area.

New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

New CPUC President Says Position 'Most Frustrating Job' He's Had

Michael Picker, the new president of the California Public Utilities Commission, sat down with NBC Bay Area for his first in-depth television interview.

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family members and fellow officers spoke at an emotional funeral ceremony this morning for Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger, who was slain during a traffic stop last week.

2022 Winter Olympics Venue Announcement

2022 Winter Olympics Venue Announcement

The IOC selected a host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, with the winner to be announced at a ceremony scheduled to start at 5:30 a.m. ET. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, were the only two...

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday. The barnacle-covered plane piece...

Teen in Court for 1st Time in Maddy Middleton Case

Teen in Court for 1st Time in Maddy Middleton Case

The Santa Cruz 15-year-old charged with murdering, kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl made his first court appearance on Thursday in a brief hearing, where he did not enter a plea.