Articles Tagged With ‘Earthquake’




Gov. Brown requests federal aid for Morro Bay

Gov. Jerry Brown applied for federal disaster relief for Santa Luis Obispo County and five others affected by the March 11 tsunami that sank boats and damaged docks along the coast, he announced Wednesday. [MercuryNews] Brown’s request says the state... (Continue reading)

An open letter to Sam Blakeslee

Dear Senator Blakeslee: I have some thoughts for you, as you go after Diablo’s recertification. Let me tell you what it is like to fly from Singapore to Hong Kong to SF and back to SB in one day. Because of... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee blasts PG&E for disregarding risk at Diablo

Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo), a geophysicist with a doctorate in earthquake studies, asked PG&E on Monday to suspend its efforts to renew licenses until it has completed earthquake studies suggested by the California Energy Commission. [BayCitizen] PG&E is... (Continue reading)

Japan quake ignites Diablo nuclear concerns

In the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear calamity, concerns about Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant’s ability to withstand an earthquake and media reports that safety plans do not include earthquake procedures have the public demanding answers. Even before last weeks earthquake and... (Continue reading)

Tsunami in Kesennuma Japan 2011, first person video

This is the scariest tsunami video we have seen yet This was posted on YouTube by user Kanpaifr This footage filmed by some Japanese citizens on Friday March 11th, 2011.  It was broadcast on TV Asahi, According to the video,... (Continue reading)

Are you prepared for a disaster?

OPINION By BOB NEUMANN Japan’s devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami makes one wonder if an event like this could happen here on the Central Coast. The 2003 San Simeon earthquake, a much smaller 6.5 magnitude Richter scale event, caused significant... (Continue reading)

Tsunami 2011, event photos

In Shell Beach, the water receded dramatically on Friday morning revealing more coastline than seen at the lowest tide. When tsunami waves hit shallower coastal waters, wave height dramatically increases. Along the Central Coast, the topography of the ocean floor... (Continue reading)

Central Coast waiting on the tsunami

Coastal areas all along the West Coast continue to be evacuated Friday morning following a Tsunami Watch/Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Residents in Oceano, Cayucos, Port San Luis, and  Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Avila Beach were being... (Continue reading)

Court rules building owners liable for earthquake deaths

A California appellate court upheld a San Luis Obispo County jury decision to award the families of two women who were killed when a Paso Robles building collapsed on them almost $2 million in damages. [Judgment] The 111-year-old Acorn Building... (Continue reading)

7.2 earthquake rocks southern California

An earthquake with a 7.2 magnitude, felt by an estimated 20 million people in Mexico, southern California, and across the Southwest, struck Sunday afternoon. [Los Angeles Times] The Easter Sunday quake, centered in Mexicali, was the strongest to strike the... (Continue reading)