Earthquake In Bay Area

Recent earthquakes in the Bay Area, California and world from the USGS

The latest San Francisco earthquake reports and news, plus how to prepare.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook up the San Francisco Bay Area early Thursday. More than 9.8 million people were estimated to be in the area of the shaking.

The probability for California having a large earthquake in the next 30 years can now be forecast statewide. Based on extensive post-earthquake evaluations, experts agree that structural damage can be greatly reduced by following recommended practices of seismic strengthening and earthquake retrofitting.

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.

A 3.8 earthquake shook the South Bay on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The quake was the strongest in the region since 1989. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County ...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered on the Hayward fault near the UC-Berkeley campus jolts the Bay Area

The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Wednesday predicting that there could be dire consequences if a major earthquake hits the second-largest fault in Northern California. The USGS simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault, which runs up and down the East Bay Area through ...

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck early Thursday in Berkeley, California, according to a preliminary report from the US Geological Survey, jolting some residents of the densely populated San Francisco Bay area awake in their beds.

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