News and Announcements

10.17.14 | Preparedness, early warning system top agenda at quake symposium | ABC 7 News, October 16, 2014

Preparedness, early warning system top agenda at quake symposium | ABC 7 News, October 16, 2014

10.15.14 | 25 Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Are We Safer? | KQED Science, October 13, 2014

25 Years After the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Are We Safer? | KQED Science, October 13, 2014

10.14.14 | Powerful earthquake faults threaten Napa on 2 sides | Napa Valley Register, October 13, 2014

Powerful earthquake faults threaten Napa on 2 sides | Napa Valley Register, October 13, 2014

10.14.14 | 25 years after Loma Prieta: Bay Area infrastructure is safer, but we’re still on shaky ground | San Jose Mercury News, October 12, 2014

25 years after Loma Prieta: Bay Area infrastructure is safer, but we’re still on shaky ground | San Jose Mercury News, October 12, 2014

10.08.14 | S.F. buildings getting slapped with quake-safety warnings | SF Chronicle, October 8, 2014

S.F. buildings getting slapped with quake-safety warnings | SF Chronicle, October 8, 2014

09.24.14 | Oakland: Apartment safety in an earthquake | KTVU News, September 23, 2014

Oakland: Apartment safety in an earthquake | KTVU News, September 23, 2014

08.24.14 | Napa earthquake

Did you feel the M6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24? Get more information about the quake and learn more about how to get prepared in our South Napa Earthquake Portal.

04.03.14 | Landslide

Do you know your landslide risk? In light of the recent landslide in Washington and the torrential rains the Bay Area has been experiencing this spring, now’s the time to understand your risk for landslide. Though there is no national standard to track landslide hazard, ABAG has local maps that can help you learn your risk and understand what you can do. Find more information and map your risk here.

12.03.13 | Rockefeller Resilient Cities Announced

Congratulations to Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco selected as the first group of resilient cities through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge! These cities join an impressive list of cities around the world and will receive support to continue their good work. Their joint efforts will help enhance the resilience of our whole region.

10.14.13 | Many Older LA Buidlings Could Collapse in an Earthquake – LA Times, Oct 12, 2013

LA Times | Oct 12, 2013. Many older LA buildings could collapse in an earthquake.
“Despite their sturdy appearance, many older concrete buildings are vulnerable to the sideways movement of a major earthquake because they don’t have enough steel reinforcing bars to hold columns in place.”
The Concrete Coalition estimates that there are 16,000 – 17,000 of these buildings across the State.