Since 2006, we have been due for another major, destructive earthquake along the Hayward Fault. The recent SoCal quakes are just a stark reminder that we need to be ready for it.
Berkeley neighbors seek to widen grassroots emergency radio system
A small volunteer group is building a radio communications network so Berkleley neighborhoods can communicate during emergencies when the power grid and internet are down.
Thursday: Berkeley will drop, cover and hold on with the 2017 ‘ShakeOut’
Take part in a five-minute earthquake drill wherever you are Oct. 19 and start the process of preparing for a disaster.
UC Berkeley to conduct full-scale earthquake drill Friday, Aug. 11
A full-scale campus exercise is planned to practice and evaluate the campus’s response to a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Hayward Fault.
Update: Noon earthquake downgraded to magnitude 3
A quake whose epicenter was Kensington, just north of Berkeley shook the city Wednesday at noon.
72K people participate in Berkeley’s ‘Great ShakeOut’
Kids at LeConte Elementary School practice their ‘Drop, cover, and hold’ technique during the Great Shakeout. Photo: Daphne White Kids at LeConte Elementary School practice their ‘Drop, cover, and hold’ technique during the Great Shakeout. Photo: Daphne White The principal did it. The janitor did it. The students did it. At 10:20 a.m. last Thursday, […]
Magnitude 3.5 earthquake hits Berkeley, East Bay
Source: USGS A magnitude 3.5 earthquake startled Berkeley and other East Bay residents early Tuesday morning. Its epicenter was near the Warren Freeway, State Route 13, near Joaquin Miller Road, the USGS reports. The earthquake was recorded at 12:50 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Service, with a depth of 2.98 miles. A number of reports came in […]
Magnitude 4.0 Piedmont earthquake wakes Berkeley
The Magnitude 4.2 quake that woke up Berkeley on Monday August 17, 2015, had its epicenter close to Piedmont. Map: USGS An earthquake in neighboring Oakland jolted Berkeley awake just before 6:50 a.m. Monday. The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially registered the quake as a magnitude 4.2, but soon downgraded it to a magnitude 4.0. Its epicenter was two-thirds […]
Are we ready for a repeat of the 1868 earthquake?
“The Horrible Consequences of a Terrible Earthquake in San Francisco.” From the collection of Richard Schwartz. Artist unknown “The Horrible Consequences of a Terrible Earthquake in San Francisco.” From the collection of Richard Schwartz. Artist unknown By Richard Schwartz It is a sobering endeavor to remember the 1868 Hayward Fault earthquake, the last major eruption […]