Category: "Earthquake special reports"
UCERF Bay Area map (Click to view larger image.) Where is the most hazardous place to live in the Bay Area? That's a difficult question to answer, because it all depends on the type of risk one is taking into account. A map showing the likeli… more »
The seismoblogger was amazed how some mass media reacted to the latest announcement of earthquake probabilities in California. "Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises" read the headline in the Los Angeles Times. Fox News beamed over the TV channels… more »
Figure 1: A magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Idaho in 1983 caused a fault scarp up to 8 feet tall (between white arrows). Borah Peak, Idaho's highest mountain, is in the background. In the seismoblogger's California-centric view of the world, tec… more »
More often than not earthquakes are associated with destruction, losses and general malaise rather than with new and exciting business opportunities. Sure, there are the makers of equipment to measure ground motion who make money, and seismic retrofitti… more »
Two days after the early morning magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook the Wine Country and beyond, it has become clear that the City of Napa bore the brunt of the damage. More than 70 buildings in the heart of the town were red tagged, declaring them too dama… more »