Latest San Andreas Fault Stories

2009-03-25 13:01:07

A series of small earthquakes like the ones that have shaken Southern California this week has a 5 percent chance of triggering a major quake, experts say. The tremors have occurred in the Salton Sea area east of San Diego, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

2009-03-13 14:04:16


2009-03-13 13:10:20

The New Madrid fault system does not behave as earthquake hazard models assume and may be in the process of shutting down, a new study shows.

2009-01-27 13:09:18

New hazard maps for communities from San Jose to Palo Alto in Northern California delineate the probability of earthquake-induced liquefaction, based on three scenarios: a magnitude 7.8 on the San Andreas Fault comparable to the 1906 event, a magnitude 6.7 on the Hayward Fault comparable to the 1868 event, and a magnitude 6.9 on the Calavaras Calaveras Fault.

2009-01-24 16:30:00

Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, researchers say. A study by scientists at the University of California at Irvine found there were five major temblors along a southern section of the San Andreas Fault in the past 700 years, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

2008-12-11 09:24:39

In the last few years there has been a growing number of documented cases in which large earthquakes set off unfelt tremors in earthquake faults hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of miles away.

2008-09-26 07:10:00

Scientists are turning to the public to help document earthquakes and identify areas of potential damage.

2008-09-13 06:00:16

By Julia Scott PORTOLA VALLEY -- When you live on the San Andreas fault line, as all Portola Valley residents do, earthquake science is taught in school and geologists lead expeditions through town.

2008-09-02 03:00:17

By Andrew Edwards A costly 44-mile pipeline project designed to help carry water from Northern to Southern California will probably break one day. That's not a surprise.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Katherine Fischer Hiking up Valley View trail in Big Sur's National Park, I feel the usual breeze streaming across my face down from the Santa Lucia mountains.

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