In the Bay Area, OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation service, is responsible for 25% of all restaurant reservations. The San Francisco-based company is expanding in the U.K., Germany and Japan.
California’s two coastal nuclear power plants are built to withstand ground accelerations worse than those that ravaged Japan. But questions remain about how they would stand up to the unlikely tsunami.
Experts from Stanford University urge locals to steer clear of coastal elevations 100 feet above sea level for up to 10 hours following a tsunami alert.
Could it happen here? Stanford University expert says Bay Area earthquakes are unlikely to trigger deadly tsunamis. A quake along the San Andreas fault would cause a different type of motion than the Japan quake.
Following the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck last night off the eastern coast of Japan, locals gathered at Half Moon Bay beaches, hoping to catch glimpses of the expected tidal surge.