The quake-struck mountains north of Kathmandu are heavily populated, with villages on very steep, landslide-prone slopes.
Terrified residents were jolted by a 6.7-magnitude aftershock that compounded one of the worst disasters to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation.
Saturday's earthquake that hit Nepal has caused widespread devastation in the nation and across neighboring countries, killing over 1,200 people.
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.
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 →
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.
The risk of a major earthquake hitting California in the next 30 years has risen dramatically, according to improved forecasting techniques.
Disposing of waste water from fracked wells and other energy industry drilling might cause a seismic catastrophe, say experts.
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