Latest Hayward Fault Zone Stories
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep.
The Great 1906 San Francisco earthquake released as much accumulated stress as a cluster of closely timed temblors did over a 100-year period in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
A new study suggests the next big quake on the Seattle fault may cause devastating damage from landslides, greater than previously thought and beyond the areas currently defined as prone to landslides.
WorkSafe Technologies of Northern California understands Cal State's recent decision to demolish Warren Hall after being declared the most seismically unsafe structure in the university system.
New Zealand’s geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, “silent” earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake, New Zealanders can’t feel it because its energy is being released over a long period of time, therefore slow, rather than a few short seconds.
Salt Lake Valley, home to the Salt Lake City segment of the Wasatch fault zone and the West Valley fault zone, has been the site of repeated surface-faulting earthquakes (of about magnitude 6.5 to 7).
The more time it takes for an earthquake fault to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures, according to a new study by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, who conducted their work using a tabletop model of a quake fault.
Caltech researchers provide highest-resolution observations yet of the complex 2012 Sumatra earthquake
BERKELEY, Calif., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosendin Electric (www.rosendin.com), the nation's largest private electrical contractor and a 100-percent employee-owned company, today announced that the company has started work on the seismic retrofit of the California Memorial Stadium at the University of California, Berkeley.
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution say that they have discovered a method of measuring and monitoring geological fault lines beneath the Earthâ€™s crustâ€”a development that could significantly enhance scientistsâ€™ ability to accurately predict earthquakes.
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