I Survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake

I survived the Loma Prieta earthquake, 30 years ago! c/o NBC Bay Area Today, October 17, is the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. That 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Bay Area 30 years ago, yet I remember it like it was yesterday! I was seven years old, home with family after school, coloring…

How to Help the People of Nepal

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا. إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا "And, behold, with every hardship comes ease. Verily with every hardship comes ease" -Quran, 94:5-6 As many of you are aware, the nation of Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday, April 25th. Several aftershocks, measured at up to 5.5 magnitudes, have since followed in the…

San Francisco Bay Area Hit With a 6.1 Earthquake!

I remember when the earthquake hit in October 1989 like it was yesterday! It was one of the scariest moments of my childhood!

San Francisco Tsunami Update from Supervisor Carmen Chu

The following is an email update from San Francisco's District 4 Supervisor, Carmen Chu regarding the Tsunami warnings issued today. ------- Hello neighbors, While our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered the most in the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, I wanted to pass along information about the local situation…

Haiti 411

Updated 2:00pm PST 22 Jan 2010... feel free to utilize this blog & repost it with proper credits... On Tuesday 12 January 2010, the island nation of Haiti was struck by a 7.0 earthquake and then up to 24 aftershocks ranging from 4.8 to 5.9 on the ricker scale. Being one of the poorest nations…