The ability to forecast temblors would be a tectonic shift in seismology. But is it a pipe dream? A seismologist is conducting machine-learning experiments to find out
Thursday night's quake, near an undersea crust collision zone, was the strongest to hit Mexico in a century
Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month
If so, California’s “natural” quakes may be less frequent than thought
Scientists are increasingly confident about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas production, yet regulators are slow to react
Shaking struck near Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed and thousands are feared dead
By analyzing earthquakes when and where they strike, a computerized system could save lives
Tras seguir por años los movimientos de las placas tectónicas en Costa Rica, científicos han encontrado una relación entre los llamados sismos de deslizamiento lento y la magnitud de un posterior terremoto
Geophysicist Enzo Boschi slams the poor communication that could put him behind bars for six years
An earthquake in Indonesia can mean future tremors in California. David Biello reports
A team of geologists from the U.S., Mexico and China are using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) laser altimetry to study how an earthquake can change a landscape.
As Japan suffered the worst earthquake in the country's recorded history, tsunami waves fanned out across the Pacific Ocean at the speed of a jetliner
Building on light-cloaking work, physicists took a small step toward the goal of shielding cities from earthquakes by deflecting incoming energy. David Biello reports
Thanks to their GPS systems, smartphones in an array could pick up movements indicating the onset of an earthquake and provide extra seconds of early warning. Cynthia Graber reports
Christchurch copes with a tragedy it did not see coming
Researchers say chemical changes in groundwater may someday be used to predict quakes four to six months in advance. Christopher Intagliata reports
Why aftershocks may not really be aftershocks after all
A new study from the Earth Institute at Columbia University says there’s more seismic activity around the Big Apple than previously thought. Researchers also say they discovered a new active fault line running from Stamford, Conn., 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) west toward the Hudson River.
A quake in Alaska sets off a series of rumbles in the U.S.
The tragedy in Turkey may aid earthquake forecasting
Tsunami-spawning quake leaves geophysical changes
An earthquake that sustains high speeds on a straightaway may impart extra damage
A $400,000 house is given a good shaking in the name of science
In the tragic aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, scientists and warning centers are now better equipped to forecast and model these monstrous waves
Congress is grappling with the benefits and risks of using Facebook, Twitter and other social media during emergencies
Cell coverage can be spotty immediately following events like this week's earthquake, rendering many handsets useless for contacting family and friends. New technologies may provide a solution
David Oglesby, a geophysicist at the University of California, Riverside, shakes out a response.
Any disaster fiend will tell you that Yellowstone National Park is long overdue for a monster eruption that could leave as much as half the U.S. under a blanket of ash.
Did a big wave hit the Big Apple way back when? Scientists say a tsunami struck the New York City area 2,300 years ago, possibly as a result of a meteorite crashing into the Atlantic Ocean.
A lack of rumbling does not necessarily make an earthquake harmless. Some of the quiet types could presage devastating tsunamis or larger, ground-shaking shocks