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  • Where's the app for an earthquake warning?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that the University of California, Berkeley's earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of people who receive its messages, but most folks find out about a tremor only after it knocks them out of bed.
  • Photos: Stunning aerial shots of California

    Photos: Stunning aerial shots of California
    Whether it's disrupting fire operations in the north or ticking off crowds of fans in the south, drones have developed a bad rep among some in California. But one thing even drone detractors would have a hard time denying is their ability to capture...

    Sismo magnitud 7,1 se registra al noroeste de Guam

    (Reuters) - Un sismo magnitud 7,1 se registró el miércoles 40 kilómetros al noroeste de la isla de Guam, en el Océano Pacífico, reportó el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, por su sigla en inglés). El epicentro del sismo se ubicó a más de 160...

    San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated

    San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated
    San Francisco will become the first city in California to close a major loophole in laws that are supposed to keep schoolchildren safe during earthquakes with a vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board unanimously approved a law that would...

    No damage reported as 7.1 quake strikes northwest of Guam

    (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the Pacific island Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at more than 100 miles (160 km) deep, USGS...