San Andreas Fault

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near The Geysers, CA

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck near The Geysers, CA on Wednesday.<p>The quake hit at 9:55 PM local time at a depth of 0 kilometers.<p>There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this earthquake is …

Earthquakes

This Is the Age When People Become Less Adventurous

According to researchers in the United Kingdom, there’s a shelf life on adventure. A finding that, frankly, should be offensive to travelers …

List-Worthy

The Santa Cruz Mountains, California's Most Underrated Wine Region — The Press

The Santa Cruz Mountains are much bigger than just Santa Cruz proper. As a wine region, the geographic boundaries of the Santa Cruz Mountains …

California Wine

Ring of Fire fears: Residents face TERRIFYING New Year of volcanoes and earthquakes

The volatile Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and potential earthquake sites dotted around the boundaries of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Nearly 75 percent …

Ring of Fire

Easy Escapes: Two Days in Marin

One of the best things about living in the Bay Area is how easy it is to enjoy the great outdoors. With minimal planning and a short drive, there are …

SF Guide

Diablo Canyon shutdown plan approved, closure will raise customer bills

State regulators on Thursday gave final approval to a plan to shutter the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, a decision that also clears the way for …

Energy

Joshua Tree: where people climb and the cactuses jump

Following a day exploring southern California’s Mojave National Preserve and overnight stays in Barstow and Twentynine Palms, we headed for Joshua …

National Parks

Twitter Comforted San Francisco During An Earthquake

There was a 4.4 earthquake at 2:39 A.M. in the Bay Area yesterday. It wasn’t devastating, but it was scary. Like many people, the quake was large enough to wake me up and lasted long enough to freak me out. For the 9.8 million people it rattled, it was a reminder of how vulnerable life is on the …

Silicon Valley

Big earthquake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

A preliminary magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook San Francisco Bay Area residents out of their slumber early Thursday.<p>The US Geological Survey says the quake's epicenter was 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Berkeley, California. The earthquake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles (13 kilometers).<p>No damage or …

Earthquakes

Spring Ranch

Located in California’s Central Valley, this family retreat nestles amidst the grazing livestock of a thriving walnut farm. From the base of a large hill, the house opens up to eastward views of rolling hills along the San Andreas Fault. Three long, gently arcing rammed earth walls anchor both the …

Earthquakes

When Will The Next Big One Hit? California's Bay Area Gets Hit With Two Earthquakes In One Day

If you are living in the Bay Area and thought you felt some shaking last night, it wasn't just you. It was two earthquakes that hit outside San Jose. …

Earthquakes

Study says mantle motion, not a plume or hot spot, made America’s volcanoes | Ars Technica

Eruptions across several states might all be related to the same sub-surface forces.<p>The weird thing about volcanic activity in the Western United …

Earthquakes

People pack into these churches on the winter solstice to watch a glorious sunbeam light up the altar at dawn

Print<p>On Thursday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. For …

Indigenous Peoples

How the Sun Illuminates Spanish Missions On the Winter Solstice

Today, the rising sun shines on altars and other religious objects at many Spanish churches in the U.S. and Latin America<p>Spreading the Catholic …

Solstice

Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

OAKLAND, Calif. — Russel Lee and his wife spent the past few years going online to do the depressing math of how much less housing costs pretty much everywhere that isn’t California. They looked at Idaho, Arizona, North Carolina and Kentucky, but Mr. Lee, who was born in San Francisco and has lived …

Business

California Dream?

In the game of electoral addition, Republicans find themselves calculating a doubtful future in California. A dizzying carousel of unfavorable …

Conservative View

The Shifting Demographics of Antelope Valley — And Development's Consequences

This photograph shows a residential site near Avenue J and 50th Street in Lancaster, CA that Dr. Antje Lauer sampled and found tested positive for …

Los Angeles

Quakes and fires? It's the cost of living that Californians can't stomach

For more than three decades, California has seen a net outflow of residents to other states, as less expensive southern cities like Las Vegas, …

Las Vegas

Rides & Destinations: Pinnacles National Park, California - Classic Motorcycle Touring - Classic Motorcycles

Pinnacles National Park, California.<p>Photo by Joe Berk<p><b>What:</b> Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California. <b><br>How to Get There:</b> To get to the …

National Parks

The Earth Is Humming—Here's What It Means

The ceaseless rumble is nothing new, but observing it from the ocean floor could help future research.<p>Our blue planet spins suspended in outer space—and it hums, too.<p>European researchers say the Earth's incessant hum originates from the bottom of the ocean. This study, published in the journal</i> …

Earthquakes

Breathless amid the beauty of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO ­— “I’d add 10 minutes to that,’’ he said, in response to my guess on how long it would take to walk to my new and wholly unplanned …

San Francisco

The Miracle Bowl

1.Five months after my baby girl turned two, I quit breastfeeding cold turkey when I went away to North Carolina for a low-residency writers’ …

Frida Kahlo

Special Seminar: Seismic Structural Design of the New San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower (2017-12-06)

<b>Seismic Structural Design of the New San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower <br>Rafael Sabelli, S.E.<br>Principal, Director of Seismic Design, Walter P Moore</b><p>…

Construction

Delaware Earthquake That Shook Northeast Uncommon But Not Unprecedented

<b>PALISADES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> – Many are still shaken from a 4.1 earthquake that was felt along the East Coast on Thursday.<p>As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock …

Earthquakes

What Caused That Weird Earthquake In Delaware?

Something rather strange happened in Delaware yesterday: the ground shook.<p>At around 4.47pm local time (9.47pm GMT), an earthquake registering as a …

Earthquakes

Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes Delaware, equals estimated state record

(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Delaware on Thursday in a rare seismological occurrence for the U.S. Northeast, officials said, with the temblor's strength equaling the estimated magnitude of an 1871 quake that was believed to be the largest ever in the state.<p>The quake, previously …

Earthquakes

Why Rocket Man Doesn't Keep Me Awake At Night

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Kim Jong-Un fired off another rocket last night. It got close to Japan, supposedly. Friends, neighbors, and even …

Conservative View

New Zealand Is Primed For A Devastating 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake

New Zealand made the headlines this time last year after a 7.8M quake rocked both the North and South Islands. For such a powerful tremor, it was …

Earthquakes

Belichick wary of Patriots return to Mexico due to volcanoes and quakes

New England played Oakland in Mexico City on Sunday Patriots head coach says natural hazards are a concern for team<p>The New England Patriots got the result they wanted on their trip to Mexico City on Sunday, beating the Oakland Raiders 33-8. Their coach, however, is in no rush to repeat the …

New England

There have been 134 earthquakes in Monterey County since last week's 4.6 magnitude

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Monterey County last Monday, and the area hasn't stopped shaking since.<p>Last week's widely-felt quake was centered 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, along the San Andreas Fault. People reported feeling it as far as San Francisco.<p>Since then, there have …

Earthquakes