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Transforming San Francisco Into a Model of Disaster Preparedness

Transforming San Francisco Into a Model of Disaster Preparedness

The next “big one” is never out of mind for San Francisco residents who may have a new place to gather if one landscape architecture firm has its way.

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Gallegos Winery and the Hayward Fault

Gallegos Winery and the Hayward Fault

The new BART extension will bring riders to one of the best exposures of the Hayward fault.

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Geological Sounds

Geological Sounds

Geology can be heard as well as seen: here's a tour of some sounds that Earth makes.

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Earthquake Landslides: A Widespread Hazard

Earthquake Landslides: A Widespread Hazard

Earthquakes will always produce landslides, but new knowledge will help us deal with them better.

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Things You May Not Know About California Tsunamis

Things You May Not Know About California Tsunamis

Scientific agencies have helped the state improve its knowledge of tsunamis and its responses to them. They can teach you and help you respond, too.

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What Shall We Do About Earthquake Weather?

What Shall We Do About Earthquake Weather?

If we can't shake this discredited notion, let's speak it instead with a smile.

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Faulty Civic Awareness with the Hayward Fault

Faulty Civic Awareness with the Hayward Fault

Cities along the Hayward fault would benefit their future reputation by owning up to their tectonic situation.

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Did You See It? Report a Landslide Online

Did You See It? Report a Landslide Online

What Bay Areans did for earthquakes we can now do for landslides: lead the world in reporting these common natural hazards online.

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The Half-Life of Disaster Awareness

The Half-Life of Disaster Awareness

Moves to trim the federal budget for its tsunami program arouse concern for deep as well as shallow reasons.

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Our Corner of Cascadia

Our Corner of Cascadia

A moderate earthquake this week in northwestern California is a reminder that part of our state lies in Cascadia, our tectonic analog of Sumatra and Japan.

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Explaining Earthquakes

Explaining Earthquakes

Dig into the science of earthquakes! Learn the basics, check out an animation on seismic waves, test your quake knowledge, and hear from a Bay Area geophysicist.

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The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

Twenty questions, four days to answer them, and one giveaway hint — that's what this geological quiz is about.

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Getting Started on Earthquake Preparedness

Getting Started on Earthquake Preparedness

Preparing your home is a part of the Bay Area's response to future earthquakes that is just as essential as the Bay Bridge upgrade, but you can manage it yourself with some free help.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Fitzgerald Marine Preserve

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Fitzgerald Marine Preserve

The area around Pillar Point is famous for surfing and tidepooling, but its fault-related landforms are significant geological resources too.

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Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes

Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is hard at work on a $4.6 billion, decade-long construction project to overhaul the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park and five local reservoirs to 2.5 million residents in the Bay Area.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Pinole and the Hayward fault

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Pinole and the Hayward fault

Pinole Point offers a view of the Hayward fault in its natural setting, without the human overprint that brands it as a hazard.

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Shaking Things Up

Shaking Things Up

Earthquake engineering researchers use their giant shakers to do stuff as cool as Burning Man, and not just one week a year.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Año Nuevo

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Año Nuevo

Elephant seals are seasonal attractions at Point Año Nuevo, but the geology and the earthquake hazard it presents is there year-round.

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Is the Salton Sea really "15 Months Pregnant" with our next big quake?

Is the Salton Sea really "15 Months Pregnant" with our next big quake?

In Southern California an intriguing journal article turned into "we're all gonna die" TV stories in the space of a day. Be ready for the next time this happens in the Bay Area.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

The Cordelia fault is about as user-friendly as a fault can be, and its appearance west of Fairfield is the best fault exposure in the Bay Area.

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