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.
Years of steady, quiet pressure on a plate boundary beneath the Pacific ocean resulted in the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake.
Are we better prepared now for an event like the one that killed 160,000 people a decade ago? Continue reading →
The mess caused by the Pineapple Express reminds us that California is exceptionally prone to landslides. Continue reading →
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