San Francisco / Bay Area Latest Earthquakes, Liquefaction, Landslide, and Soft Story Round Up


The ground has been shaking a little bit lately (Did you feel that one?) in the San Francisco / Bay Area, so we thought it pertinent to dial in your Earthquake and Liquefaction Zone knowledge by way of some great Bay Area Liquefaction maps we have shared in the past. It’s a common question among … Continue reading San Francisco / Bay Area Latest Earthquakes, Liquefaction, Landslide, and Soft Story Round Up

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

Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District


I have a great listing currently for sale at 1487 Chestnut Street (corner Gough & Chestnut) here in San Francisco, and of the 50 or so people I actually had the chance to speak with at yesterday’s Open House, all of them (not kidding) asked if this property is built on landfill, and thus in … Continue reading Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District

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)