The Anxious Homebuyer’s Guide To San Francisco Earthquakes


Last week we got an email from some potential San Francisco homebuyers fretting about–what else?–the risks of living in a major fault zone and the danger posed by certain neighborhoods and certain kinds of homes in the event of a major earthquake. Along with the cost of living, this is probably the number one thing … Continue reading The Anxious Homebuyer’s Guide To San Francisco Earthquakes

Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped


Lots of talk in the news these days about landfill, liquefaction, and general stability of property in and around San Francisco’s waterfront, and entire city for that matter (see “SF’s landmark tower for rich and famous is sinking and tilting“that hit newsstands and internets today [SF Gate/Chronicle]). Big news, no doubt, but what about the … Continue reading Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped

San Francisco Neighborhoods Prone To Liquefaction And Earthquake Induced Landslides (Bedrock vs. Landfill Take Two)


Back on February 15th, 2008 (yes, theFrontSteps has been around that long) we were asked by a reader if we knew of any good maps showing areas in San Francisco that are either bedrock or landfill. You’d be amazed how many people, to this day, read that post, and how many more emails we get … Continue reading San Francisco Neighborhoods Prone To Liquefaction And Earthquake Induced Landslides (Bedrock vs. Landfill Take Two)