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Earthquake Faults San Francisco Bay Area
The worst scenario for the next earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area is not from the San Andreas Fault, experts say, but from the Hayward Fault.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Scientists have discovered an alarming connection underwater: Two of the most dangerous earthquake faults in the Bay Area. Experts long debated whether the Hayward Fault and the Rodgers Creek Fault connected, but now there's strong evidence they do, reports CBS San Francisco. U.S ...
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme).
Bay Area earthquake history. Since 1836, there have been five earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area with a magnitude of 6.75 or higher.
San Francisco is undergoing a skyscraper building boom, but the city's building stock — including skyscrapers — is at serious risk in a major earthquake. There's a 76% chance that the San Francisco Bay Area could experience a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake within the next 30 years ...
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 4.4 magnitude earthquake centered along a seismically active five-mile stretch of Hayward fault near the University of California, Berkeley campus and historic Claremont Hotel jolted the Bay Area awake early Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another - which means both could rupture simultaneously and unleash major devastation, a new study finds.
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...
Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Region result from the accumulation of energy as the Pacific Plate slides past the North American Plate. The fact that a devastating earthquake occurred in 1906 — the San Francisco earthquake — is common knowledge.
Earthquake, hail, fierce rain rattle Bay Area — but, nope, there’s no link