Since 2006, we have been due for another major, destructive earthquake along the Hayward Fault. The recent SoCal quakes are just a stark reminder that we need to be ready for it.
A small volunteer group is building a radio communications network so Berkleley neighborhoods can communicate during emergencies when the power grid and internet are down.
Take part in a five-minute earthquake drill wherever you are Oct. 19 and start the process of preparing for a disaster.
A full-scale campus exercise is planned to practice and evaluate the campus’s response to a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Hayward Fault.
A quake whose epicenter was Kensington, just north of Berkeley shook the city Wednesday at noon.