Category Archives: Earthquakes

Landfill, Liquefaction, and Loma Prieta

Say what you will about San Francisco’s Marina District. It has its fans and its detractors, and plenty of stereotypes to go around no matter which side your opinion falls on. But today, the anniversary of the M6.9 1989 Loma … Continue reading

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Bulletins from the City that Was

Recently, I came across a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection, which includes scans and full texts of many newspapers from around the state, dating from the 1840s into the present. It’s a fantastic resource, and yet somehow one … Continue reading

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Accretionary Wedge #41: El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake

The El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake was a M7.2 centered in Baja California, Mexico, that occurred on 4 April 2010. It was the largest earthquake in Baja California since 1892, and the largest to shake southern California since the M7.3 1992 Landers … Continue reading

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