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San Andreas Fault

10 Things I Learned About Vallejo, California

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.29.2016 | San Francisco
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Vallejo, California is in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was there recently, here are 10 things I learned: 1. The motto is "city of opportunity". 2....

San Andreas: Separating 5 Facts From Earthquake Fiction

Graham Kent, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Graham Kent, Ph.D.

As a seismologist, I welcome this movie and hope it marks the beginning of a serious conversation about the real consequences of a large earthquake in modern America. Whatever the scientific flaws of San Andreas may be -- and they are plenty -- the consequences of a large urban earthquake remain unnerving.

25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.

Geology Mystery Solved By Discovery Of 'Lost' Tectonic Plate

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/19/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience A tectonic plate that disappeared under North Ame...

Is California In Danger Of A Mega-Quake?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.11.2013 | San Francisco

A recent study published by researchers at CalTech and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in the journal Nature has found that C...

ANOTHER Beverly Hills Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.08.2012 | Los Angeles

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake shook many out of bed early Friday morning. According to USGS, the quake's epicenter was in Beverly Hills and occurred at 1...

Is The San Andreas Fault Due For A Mega-Quake?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Scientists know the San Andreas Fault is going to rupture. But why it hasn't triggered a ...

Shifting Our Notions of Nature: Musings on Natural and Manmade Disasters

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

By Carol Smaldino, CSW In the wake of the shattering disasters of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear melt downs in Japan, news reports of the devastatio...

Earthquake Threat: Is California Next?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust In just the past year, three major earthquakes have rocked the Pacific Plate. ...

Japan's Earthquake and Apocalyptic Terror

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Earthquakes, especially catastrophic ones, shake our confidence in the very ground we stand on and confront us with the groundlessness of our existence, wherein no certainty, safety, or continuity of being can be assured.

Earthquakes, Trauma, and Existential Anxiety

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

Angelenos who live by the San Andreas Fault Line live in a vague state of anxiety. It is an existential anxiety -- about our own existence and the existence of all those whom we love.

Study: Next 'Big One' Could Be 8.1 Magnitude Across 340 Miles

Los Angeles Times | Rong-Gong Lin II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The "Big One" on the San Andreas fault just got a little bigger. New research showing a section of the fault is long overdue for a major earthquake h...