Golden Gate Xpress

Mexico earthquake brings the country together

Ivan Corona

October 5, 2017

Jocelyn Avila’s boyfriend was in shock when his car started to sway from side to side, confused when people began evacuating the buildings — all she could do was watch and listen on FaceTime. Avila, an SF State student from Cuernavaca, ...

Earthquake in Mexico leaves hundreds dead

Deveshen Veerasamy

September 20, 2017

On Sept. 19, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 shook the community of Mexico City and caused over 200 deaths, according to Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto’s press address. The event coincided with the 32nd annivers...

Earthquake study warns SF of increasing risk

Erin Dage

March 8, 2013

During the first 10 years of the 21st century, earthquakes around the world claimed the lives of at least 700,000 people, while earthquake-related deaths in the 20th century topped out at 1.5 million. The death toll from earthquakes...

SF State: are we prepared for a major earthquake?

Katherine Yau

December 1, 2011

It could happen at anytime, anywhere. It starts with distant rumbling followed by the subtle sway of the ground beneath, the superficial evidence of a tumultuous tectonic tumble seething underground. San Francisco has experienced...

VIDEO: SF State ballet students dance in the rain despite power outage

Gil Riego Jr.

April 18, 2011

[youtube][/youtube] SF State students in the Ballet 3 class continue their classes despite blackouts and poor weather conditions that plagued the manic Monday of April 18. For more...

Photos: Campus-wide power outage


April 18, 2011

SF State students sit in front of shut down computers during the campus wide blackout on April 18. Edward Chow / staff photographer ...

In Japan, it is once again, man versus nature

Christine Tjandra

April 5, 2011

Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures. But this recent occurrence is different. The...

Real journalists check the facts

Kelsey Avers

March 22, 2011

Within minutes of Japan being hit with the largest recorded earthquake in its history as well as an ensuing tsunami on March 11, journalists were on their feet, ready to provide the public with fair and balanced information, and...

Japanese Student Association brings attention to disaster

Audrey Arthur

March 16, 2011

The devastation of the tsunami following the magnitude 9 earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan has left many fleeing while unaware of the next steps. While Japan faces growing uncertainty, organizations across continen...

Japan needs aid now

Jessica Heller

March 16, 2011

A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, a 30-foot tall tsunami and a melting nuclear reactor are just the beginning. Whole villages have been swept away. The power is out. Roads, airports and rail lines are all buried under water and debris, making lo...

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