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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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1 Killed, 5 Hospitalized in Airport Car Crash

1 Killed, 5 Hospitalized in Airport Car Crash

A woman was killed and five were injured, including a baby, Wednesday morning in a two-car crash outside Mineta San Jose International Airport, according to the San Jose Police Department.

Woman Fatally Shot at San Francisco's Pier 14: Police

Woman Fatally Shot at San Francisco's Pier 14: Police

San Francisco police late Wednesday are investigating a shooting on the Embarcadero.

Ex-California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Guilty

Ex-California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Guilty

Leland Yee, a former California state senator, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a felony racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case that brought down the once-popular legislator...

North Bay City Boosts Legal Smoking Age to 21

North Bay City Boosts Legal Smoking Age to 21

As of Wednesday, it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy tobacco products in the North Bay city of Healdsburg.

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust...

California Slips Back to No. 8 Economy in the World

California Slips Back to No. 8 Economy in the World

Less than a month after edging out Brazil, California has slipped back to its ranking as the eighth-largest economy in the world.