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Apr 27, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
The quake-struck mountains north of Kathmandu are heavily populated, with villages on very steep, landslide-prone slopes.
Apr 26, 2015 07:50 AM ET // AFP
Terrified residents were jolted by a 6.7-magnitude aftershock that compounded one of the worst disasters to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation.
Apr 25, 2015 03:30 PM ET // AFP
Saturday's earthquake that hit Nepal has caused widespread devastation in the nation and across neighboring countries, killing over 1,200 people.
Mar 29, 2015 09:15 PM ET
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage.
Mar 26, 2015 03:28 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The remote but potentially catastrophic risk of a significant quake in Boston has researchers pondering how to protect the city's fragile historic architecture. Continue reading →
Mar 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
It's not that earthquake faults in California are more dangerous than before. It's just that scientists are better now at measuring their potential for disaster.
Mar 11, 2015 09:50 AM ET // AFP
The risk of a major earthquake hitting California in the next 30 years has risen dramatically, according to improved forecasting techniques.
Jan 16, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Disposing of waste water from fracked wells and other energy industry drilling might cause a seismic catastrophe, say experts.
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