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BERKELEY'S NEWS • NOVEMBER 28, 2022

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California’s earthquake early warning system could be defunded by President Donald Trump's administration if Congress does not vote to continue supporting the alert system for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
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California’s earthquake early warning system could be defunded by President Donald Trump's administration if Congress does not vote to continue supporting the alert system for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
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A team of seismologists from UC Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute are using data collected on Mexico’s earthquake early warning, or EEW, systems to inform the development of a system for the West Coast.
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A team of seismologists from UC Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute are using data collected on Mexico’s earthquake early warning, or EEW, systems to inform the development of a system for the West Coast.
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Late last week an 8.2 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, making it the largest earthquake to hit the city in the last century and killing over 60 people. Berkeley is situated directly on top of the Hayward Fault — could an earthquake comparable to Mexico City’s occur in Berkeley?
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Late last week an 8.2 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, making it the largest earthquake to hit the city in the last century and killing over 60 people. Berkeley is situated directly on top of the Hayward Fault — could an earthquake comparable to Mexico City’s occur in Berkeley?
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A team of UC Berkeley researchers have created a mobile phone application to put earthquake detectors in pockets of smartphone users.
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A team of UC Berkeley researchers have created a mobile phone application to put earthquake detectors in pockets of smartphone users.
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36 House Democrats, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, asked Obama for $16.1 million to support the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System.
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36 House Democrats, led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, and Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Washington, asked Obama for $16.1 million to support the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System.
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Though some Berkeley residents were shaken from their slumber following the earthquake that struck Napa in late August, UC Berkeley astronomy professor Joshua Bloom and his wife Ana were woken by something else five seconds earlier: the sound of Bloom’s self-made earthquake alarm.
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Though some Berkeley residents were shaken from their slumber following the earthquake that struck Napa in late August, UC Berkeley astronomy professor Joshua Bloom and his wife Ana were woken by something else five seconds earlier: the sound of Bloom’s self-made earthquake alarm.
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UC researchers have recently released a spreadsheet of nearly 1600 concrete buildings in Los Angeles that don’t meet current codes for earthquake safety to LA city officials -- a list that researchers were initially hesitant to release in October last year.
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UC researchers have recently released a spreadsheet of nearly 1600 concrete buildings in Los Angeles that don’t meet current codes for earthquake safety to LA city officials -- a list that researchers were initially hesitant to release in October last year.
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As Californians await the next big earthquake, they soon may breathe a sigh of relief, knowing they can receive a warning before the earthquake strikes.
As Californians await the next big earthquake, they soon may breathe a sigh of relief, knowing they can receive a warning before the earthquake strikes.
MyQuake, a new free iPhone app released by the Berkeley Seismological Lab, intends to shake up the way people think about earthquakes.
MyQuake, a new free iPhone app released by the Berkeley Seismological Lab, intends to shake up the way people think about earthquakes.
More than seven years ago, Berkeley enacted the Soft Story Ordinance to mitigate the dangers of buildings with structurally unsupportive ground levels. Hundreds of Berkeley properties meet the city’s soft-story definition — a wood-frame structure with five or more units and a ground level containing large openings like storefronts, garages or tuck-under parking.
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More than seven years ago, Berkeley enacted the Soft Story Ordinance to mitigate the dangers of buildings with structurally unsupportive ground levels. Hundreds of Berkeley properties meet the city’s soft-story definition — a wood-frame structure with five or more units and a ground level containing large openings like storefronts, garages or tuck-under parking.
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