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Supercomputers Measure Quake Risk Across San Francisco Bay Area

Scientists and engineers are simulating precisely how a large-magnitude earthquake along the Hayward Fault would affect different locations and buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area. A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. …

‘Hindcasting’ Study Investigates Extreme 2013 Colorado Flood

In September 2013, severe storms struck Colorado with prolonged, heavy rainfall, resulting in at least nine deaths, 1,800 evacuations and 900 homes destroyed or damaged. The eight-day storm dumped more than 17 inches of rain, causing the Platte River to …

San Andreas Fault Study Leads to Better Understanding of Earthquakes

As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But what about the stresses that cause earthquakes? How much is known about them? Until now, our understanding of these stresses has been …