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San Francisco Earthquake


AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.02.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — New bridge, same traffic. The gleaming white and newly built $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ...

Can The Sharing Economy Save Us In A Disaster?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.14.2013 | San Francisco

If there's one complaint that unites virtually all San Franciscans, it's how difficult it is to find a cab when you really need one. Now, just imagine...

Making Disaster Pay

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Fraser

In 2007, a financial firestorm ravaged Wall Street and the rest of the country. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy obliterated a substantial chunk of the Atlantic seaboard. We think of the first as a man-made calamity, the second as the malignant innocence of nature.

23 YEARS LATER: San Francisco Earthquake Remembered As Giants Take The Field

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco

Moments before game three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, fans were thrown from their seats at Ca...

PHOTOS: Original City Hall Ruins Unearthed At Construction Site

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco

While digging during a project in downtown San Francisco, construction crews were stopped by an unexpected find: the ruins of the city's original City...

EARTHQUAKE! (Not Really, But You'd Believe It Here)

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.24.2012 | San Francisco

Ever wondered what it felt like to be in the midst of the catastrophic 1906 earthquake? Now you can experience the historic event yourself, courtesy o...

106 YEARS LATER: San Francisco Remembers The Great Earthquake Of 1906

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

At 5:12 a.m. on April 6, 1906, San Franciscans leapt from their beds as a 7.9 earthquake rocked the city. Shaking was felt from Oregon to Los Angel...

Quake Shakes San Francisco

Posted 03.05.2012 | San Francisco

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, according to information from the United States Geological Survey. ...

Oldest Survivor Of The 1906 Earthquake Passes Away

Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.21.2012 | San Francisco

Rose Cliver, the oldest remaining survivor of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, died Saturday at her home in Santa Rosa. She was 109. Cliver, who wa...

Two Quakes Rattle Bay Area Overnight

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Two earthquakes shook Northern California overnight, including a 3.6-magnitude temblor in the San Francisco area that awakened peo...


Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

By Marcus Wohlsen and Terry Collins, Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Two small earthquakes hit the San Francisco area Thursday, jolting r...


AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

BERKELEY, Calif. — Another earthquake has jolted the San Francisco Bay area. The U.S. Geological Survey says a quake with a preliminary magnitu...

Twin Earthquakes Jolt Northern California

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

UPDATE (10:15am PST): USGS reports that a third earthquake (magnitude 3.6) struck in the San Francisco Bay Area at 9:44am. MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. --...

East Coast vs. West Coast Earthquakes: What's The Difference?

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN and ALICIA CHANG | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON (Associated Press)-- The East Coast doesn't get earthquakes often but when they do strike, there's a whole lot more shaking going on. The g...

Small Earthquake Shakes San Francisco On Anniversary Of 1906 Disaster

AP | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

PACIFICA, Calif. -- A small earthquake centered near San Francisco rattled the area hours after a ceremony was held to mark the anniversary of the 190...

PHOTOS: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A museum volunteer has unearthed what the Smithsonian Institution believes to be the first -- and perhaps only -- color photogra...

Haiti: What Have We Learned from Past Disasters?

Petra Nemcova | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Petra Nemcova

As in all times of natural disaster, there is one potent countervailing force that can match the power of nature -- and that is the human heart.