Is there an Earthquake Season?

Seismology has many nuances that you might not be aware of. Here are a few lesser-known details about earthquakes in the Golden State.

The Loma Prieta Earthquake Anniversary

Loma Prieta bridge after earthquake

Loma Prieta Earthquake: A Historical Perspective The ground beneath our feet, as solid and dependable as it may seem, has a history of tumultuous movement along the West Coast. While small, harmless earthquakes are part of life here, several historical events are more significant. One of them is the Loma Prieta earthquake. It struck the Read More »

Yellowstone Supervolcano

The Yellowstone Supervolcano poses a unique earthquake threat to the state of California.

In the heart of Wyoming lies Yellowstone National Park, a sprawling wilderness that stretches over 2.2 million acres. Beneath its scenic landscapes lies a hidden force of nature—the Yellowstone Supervolcano. This behemoth is one of the largest active volcanic systems in the world, extending across an expanse of 28 by 43 miles. It derives its Read More »

Frida: A Canine Hero from Mexico’s 2017 Earthquake

Monument of Frida, the dog rescuer

Statue of Frida in Puebla, Mexico. Photo Credit: Vallarta Daily Search and Rescue Dog Hero In September 2017, a powerful earthquake hit Mexico City, causing widespread devastation and leaving many people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. Amid the chaos and destruction, a four-legged hero emerged, and her name was Frida. Frida was a Read More »

117th Anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake

1907, Geological Survey Map of San Francisco after 1906 Earthquake

On April 18, 1906, the San Francisco Bay Area was struck by a devastating earthquake, which remains one of the most significant natural disasters in American history. The earthquake and resulting fires destroyed over 80% of the city, leaving an estimated 225,000 people homeless and causing an estimated $400 million in damage, equivalent to over Read More »

Rising Out of the Rubble, Art Deco Style

Art Deco architecture in Napier, North Island, New Zealand

Napier, a charming seaside town located on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is known for its unique art deco architecture. But what many people don’t know is that this architecture style was not the result of a deliberate design choice, but rather a response to a devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Read More »