Earthquake

Despite familiar images of destruction from San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, most Bay Area homeowners have not opted to purchase earthquake insurance. (Shutterstock)

To (earthquake) insure or not to insure?

Most Bay Area homeowners opt to take a chance rather than pay a high premium

 

Standup comedian Earthquake plays Cobb’s Comedy Club this weekend. (Courtesy photo)

Feb. 17-18: Earthquake, Infamous Stringdusters, Bootycandy, Frankenstein, Arthur Brown, Escape Velocity, Black Choreographers Festival

FRIDAY, FEB. 17 Earthquake: The comic actor (“Everybody Hates Chris,” “Clerks II”)…

 

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Start off 2017 with neighborhood emergency response training

A resolution that should be on all of our lists in 2017…

 

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Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists’ attention

More than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year’s Eve near…

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4.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Northern California coast

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California late Monday…

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UPDATE: No danger anticipated for California following earthquake in Japan

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: The U.S. Geological Survey initially put the magnitude at 7.3…

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Building inspectors in San Francisco reportedly waited weeks — if not years — to take action after initial news reports claimed the Millennium Tower on Mission Street was sinking and tilting. (Wesaam Al-Badry/

SF building inspectors may have known of Millennium Tower issues since 2009

San Francisco’s building inspectors may have only leapt into action last month…

Building inspectors in San Francisco reportedly waited weeks — if not years — to take action after initial news reports claimed the Millennium Tower on Mission Street was sinking and tilting. (Wesaam Al-Badry/
Foreign Ministry staff hug after evacuating their offices following one of two tremors felt in Quito, Ecuador, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

1 dead, dozens hurt as 2 powerful aftershocks rattle Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador — Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, causing one…

Foreign Ministry staff hug after evacuating their offices following one of two tremors felt in Quito, Ecuador, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Pablo Rafael Cordova shakes hands with one of the Colombian firefighters who rescued him, at the Verdi Cevallos Balda hospital in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP Photo/Emilio D. Garcia)

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife bought

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova…

Pablo Rafael Cordova shakes hands with one of the Colombian firefighters who rescued him, at the Verdi Cevallos Balda hospital in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP Photo/Emilio D. Garcia)
A flatten car is lifted from rubble caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Pedernales, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors

MANTA, Ecuador — Rescuers in Ecuador pulled three people out alive on…

A flatten car is lifted from rubble caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Pedernales, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Rescue workers search a collapsed building in Manta, Ecuador, on Sunday . (AP Photo/Patricio Ramos)

Rescuers dig out survivors after quake kills 238 in Ecuador

PEDERNALES, Ecuador — Rescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest…

Rescue workers search a collapsed building in Manta, Ecuador, on Sunday . (AP Photo/Patricio Ramos)
Police officers conduct a search operation at the site of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.  (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)

US to join quake relief effort in Japan; 41 dead, 11 missing

MINAMIASO, Japan — Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from…

Police officers conduct a search operation at the site of a landslide caused by an earthquake in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.  (Yohei Fukai/Kyodo News via AP)
This aerial view shows damaged houses in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,  Friday, April 15, 2016, a day after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. More than 100 aftershocks from Thursday night's magnitude-6.5 earthquake continued to rattle the region as businesses and residents got a fuller look at the widespread damage from the unusually strong quake, which also injured about 800 people. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

2nd strong quake hits southern Japan; some reported trapped

MASHIKI, Japan — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1…

This aerial view shows damaged houses in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,  Friday, April 15, 2016, a day after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. More than 100 aftershocks from Thursday night's magnitude-6.5 earthquake continued to rattle the region as businesses and residents got a fuller look at the widespread damage from the unusually strong quake, which also injured about 800 people. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
A house collapses following the earthquake in Mashiki, near Kumamoto city, southern Japan,  early Friday.  (Tomoaki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)

Strong quake kills 2, injures 45 in Japan

TOKYO — At least two people were killed and 45 injured by…

A house collapses following the earthquake in Mashiki, near Kumamoto city, southern Japan,  early Friday.  (Tomoaki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)
San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Seismic risk found in San Francisco’s waterfront foundation, report shows

A major earthquake could significantly impact the foundation of San Francisco’s waterfront…

San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What was ‘Camp Agnos’ anyway?

The proliferation of “tent camps” on city streets periodically resurrects the image…

Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo)

Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled building

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling…

Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo)
In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following an earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday in south-central Alaska.  (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)

Magnitude-7.1 quake jolts Alaska; 1 home explodes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls…

In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following an earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday in south-central Alaska.  (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)
Pakistani doctors treat patients at a hospital after an earthquake hit, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Over 260 dead as earthquake strikes Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive earthquake struck remote and impoverished regions of…

Pakistani doctors treat patients at a hospital after an earthquake hit, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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Second magnitude-4.0 earthquake to rattle Bay Area this summer is not unusual

The second magnitude-4.0 temblor to rattle the Bay Area in less than…

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