With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if.
A prehistoric catastrophe may explain how the curious Tava sandstone in the Rocky Mountains may its way into much older granite rock.
Switzerland's lakes produced devastating tsunamis in the past, raising worries that 13 million people may be at risk. Continue reading →
Researchers expect a big quake event to occur in the region sometime in the next couple of decades. Continue reading →
Both can cause widespread human and ecological devastation. But picking a winner in a destruction derby is a tough call.
High-tech instruments and old-fashioned groundwork remain important in the aftermath of an earthquake.
The Sooner State was rattled by 20 earthquakes on Aug. 19. It's the latest in a significant increase in seismic activity, which scientists believe is being caused by fracking oil and gas wells. Continue reading →
A massive 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile in 2010 also caused the ice sheets in Antarctica to vibrate, nearly 3,000 miles away. Continue reading →
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