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San Francisco Earthquake Geology
An earthquake expert told us there’s one neighborhood in San Francisco where she'd never live
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...
Kern County Earthquake, 1952: This earthquake was the largest in the conterminous United States since the San Francisco shock of 1906. It claimed 12 lives and caused property damage estimated at $60 million.
The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then up the San Francisco Peninsula, where it was first identified by Professor Lawson in 1895, then offshore at Daly City near Mussel Rock.
San Francisco is overdue for a big earthquake — here are the most vulnerable parts of the city
Earthquake: Earthquake, any sudden shaking of the ground caused by the passage of seismic waves through Earth’s rocks. Seismic waves are produced when some form of energy stored in Earth’s crust is suddenly released, usually when masses of rock straining against one another suddenly fracture and “slip.”
What is the San Andreas Fault? The San Andreas Fault is the sliding boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border. San Diego, Los Angeles and Big Sur are on the Pacific Plate. San Francisco, Sacramento and the ...
The White Wolf Fault is the best known and largest fault to cut across the floor of the San Joaquin Valley. Its notoreity is due to the fact that movement along this fault was the cause of the 7.7 magnitude 1952 Bakersfield Earthquake, which most consider to be the third largest historic quake in California, after the 1857 Tejon and 1906 San ...
14-year-old scientist predicted a major earthquake near San Francisco Suganth Kannan presented his mathematical model at a recent science conference, predicting an imminent earthquake 50 miles from the actual site
San Francisco — Fairs-Expositions Celebrating the Centennial – 1876; An Invitation to Prison – 1912; Panama-Pacific International Exposition – 1915