The strongest earthquake in Oklahoma history may have been triggered by fossil fuel extraction, reports a new study. Continue reading →
The mysterious flashes of lightning that sometimes precede or accompany a temblor, called earthquake lights, could be caused by the shifting of grains in the ground surrounding faults.
As Java's Mount Kelud volcano rained continued to explode, tens of thousands are evacuated from flying ash and pumice.
Earthquakes can cook dead plants and algae trapped in a fault, similar to how organic material transforms over eons into oil.
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 →
Electrical light shows known as earthquake lights may occur at rifts, or nearly vertical faults in the Earth's crust, new research suggests.
GPS helped researchers pinpoint the where and what of the huge quake, but not quite the when.
A network of GPS receivers is part of a prototype system being tested in Southern California to monitor for earthquakes and other natural hazards.
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