After Alaska’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake, several roadways were damaged and prevent residents from traveling. The quake has sparked questions for San Diegans about what happens to our buildings and roads in a similar situation.
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Intense heat begins in San Diego County Monday
A cooling center opens in Borrego Springs Monday as an excessive heat warning goes into effect in the deserts. The warning will also include coastal areas, the western valleys and the mountains ...
Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Borrego Springs
Did you feel it? A magnitude 3.3 earthquake just struck near Borrego Springs and light shaking could be felt as far as Vista.
Japan and Mexico have earthquake early-warning systems. How does California’s compare?
Japan has a sophisticated system to alert its residents, and Mexico City has ubiquitous sirens. Is California's early warning system ready?
These are some of the major earthquake risks facing California
When the Big One hits, will Californians be ready for a lack of modern communication connections? Extended periods without essential utilities such as water and gas? Damage to homes? The mental health ...
Salton Sea quake swarm continues with magnitude 4.1 temblor; no impact expected on San Andreas
A swarm of seismic activity continued along the southern edge of the Salton Sea Monday with another nine temblors, the largest a magnitude 4.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It comes ...
San Diego pays out $900K to 82-year-old in crash with city fire engine
San Diego is paying out $900,000 to an 82-year-old woman whose foot and ankle were crushed in a collision with a city fire engine that ran through a red light while headed to an emergency in 2018. The ...
Several large buildings sported earthquake ... 2001 Nisqually (Seattle-Olympia) earthquake. Report no. SSRP–2001/02. San Diego: Department of Structural Engineering, University of California.
1. Buried danger: A slumbering geologic fault beneath us
Older buildings tilt and sink as if in quicksand ... Years ago, Howard Gower and James Yount came to the Puget lowlands to study earthquake risks and stumbled on what appeared to be a fault ...
San Diego boat wreck kills 3, shows risks of ocean smuggling
Among the 28 in CBP custody were a 15-year-old ... and buildings in Huntington Beach. On Friday, the Border Patrol alerted the public and boaters to increased surveillance in San Diego over ...
Earthquake safety tips
The majority of earthquakes occur near the boundaries of tectonic plates—like the mighty San ... or other structure that could crash down. Coastal quakes can be particularly dangerous since ...
How Engineering Earthquake-Proof Buildings Could Save Lives
Many modern skyscrapers do surprisingly well in earthquakes because the force exerted by strong winds demand that they are built to be flexible. Older ... danger comes from the types of buildings ...