Earthquake

2.9-magnitude earthquake rattles area near San Francisco Zoo

A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near the San Francisco Zoo early this morning,…

3.6-magnitude earthquake strikes East Bay

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Bay Area for the second time in…

Japanese reconstruction minister resigns one week into job

Japan’s first disaster-reconstruction minister resigned in tears one week after his appointment.…

No Doubt reunites for Japan benefit

What will it be like when Gwen Stefani and her platinum ska-punk-pop…

Beginning of Rapture? Small quake hits East Bay

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake shook Contra Costa County on Saturday night, according to…

San Francisco seismic retrofitting mandate still a ways away

San Francisco leaders are well aware that a devastating earthquake could happen…

Kiwi contingent fighting for trip to San Francisco

A trio of New Zealand politicians have apparently been invited to San…

Rent control slows earthquake upgrades

Your Sunday front-page story reported the proposal that owners of unstable “soft-story”…

Power in Pacifica restored after 3.4-magnitude shaker hits the Bay

On the 105th anniversary of San Francisco’s infamous 1906 earthquake, a 3.41…

San Francisco earthquake retrofitting program crumbled

It’s a rarity: a huge pot of money voters authorized, but barely…

Information on crippled nuclear plant trickled out

Japanese officials struggled to explain why it took them a month to…

Author revisits San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake

Best-selling author Ciji Ware’s latest novel, “A Race to Splendor,” released Friday,…

DAN SCHREIBER/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe system that delivers water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is in need of repairs.

SFPUC launches seismic upgrade to Hetch Hetchy water supply

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission this morning launched a $320 million…

DAN SCHREIBER/S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOThe system that delivers water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is in need of repairs.

San Bruno makes cranes, raises funds for quake victims in Japanese sister city

City officials, Parkside Intermedia School students and the San Bruno Lions Club…

No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani donates $1 million to Japan earthquake child victims

Ever since she first visited Japan on tour with her band, No…

Another San Francisco elementary school answering call for tsunami relief

A San Francisco elementary school is doing its part to raise money…

Yoshi’s San Francisco to hold benefit for Japan earthquake relief

Jazz fans might forget sometimes, because its Oakland and San Francisco locations…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors holds fundraiser for victims of Japan quake, tsunami

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is holding a fundraiser tonight in…

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SF State University students studying in Japan asked to return home

Twelve San Francisco State University students studying in Japan have been asked…