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Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Besides earthquakes, there is a whole spectrum of energetic activity in the solid Earth.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: A Visit to the Hayward Fault

Geological Outings Around the Bay: A Visit to the Hayward Fault

The best place to visit a fault is in Hayward, where the Hayward fault runs right through downtown. You can take BART there and enjoy a good meal while you're in town.

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Earthquake Early Warning: What Could We Do With 15 Seconds?

Earthquake Early Warning: What Could We Do With 15 Seconds?

What would an earthquake early warning look like?

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Tsunami Awareness at the Beach

Tsunami Awareness at the Beach

Central California will have good warning of big seismic tsunamis which aren't created nearby, but always keep your weather eye out.

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Earthquake Warning Signs in Tiny Marine Fossils

Earthquake Warning Signs in Tiny Marine Fossils

It feels like the world is still shaking from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit northern Japan on Friday.

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The Hayward Fault: A Tectonic Timebomb

The Hayward Fault: A Tectonic Timebomb

Last week's deadly earthquake in Japan and last month's devastating temblor in New Zealand have put quake-prone California on alert. While Bay Area residents would rather not think about the possibility of another major quake, the region is surrounded by active faults. One East Bay fault has scientists especially concerned.

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The Hayward Fault: Predictable Peril

The Hayward Fault: Predictable Peril

October 21st, 2008 marked the 140th Anniversary of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake. Geologists say that's important because major earthquakes happen on the Hayward fault every 140 years on average. With much of the East Bay on or near the fault, geologists and community members are working to prepare for what may be the next big one.

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Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Can elephants feel seismic waves? Scientists have known for years that elephants can communicate. By using low frequency vocals, called rumbles, elephants can 'talk' with eachother, sometimes communicating from very long distances. But the new question being asked by some scientists is: can elephants feel those rumbles in the earth? Biologist Dr. Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from […]

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Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground

Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground

Can earthquakes be predicted? Northern California researchers are now identifying the slow-moving clues that may foreshadow violent quakes. Their work may provide even a few seconds of warning to open elevator doors, slow down trains or alert firefighters.

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Exploring the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Exploring the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

You probably know that the San Andreas Fault runs nearly the length of the state. But did you know that you can see the fault for yourself? Take a hike at Los Trancos Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Palo Alto.

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