The New Madrid fault didn't die in the 19th century, scientist warn, and still menaces states in the middle of the country. Continue reading →
GPS helped researchers pinpoint the where and what of the huge quake, but not quite the when.
Some are claiming that oarfish washing ashore is a sign that an earthquake will soon follow.
The same technology that pesters you with targeted advertisements on the internet was adapted to help seismologists locate the planet's earthquake hotspots.
The quake caused landslides on the undersea slopes where the corals grew.
On Feb. 27, 2010, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile sent seismic waves circling Earth's surface several times and caused microquakes in California.
Intercontinental earthquakes, such as the ones that rattled New Madrid, may not strike the same place twice.
Japan's 9.0 earthquake last year lubricated seismic faults and increased the chance that they will give way and rattle the region again.
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