Lab-made quakes suggested that we should see hints of activity before a big event, but this pattern has been elusive in nature—until now. For decades, scientists have searched for clues that would signal
It was gone in a proverbial blink of an eye. Nearly seven years after it was created by a monstrous earthquake in Pakistan, the island known as Earthquake Mountain has been swallowed up by the sea, according
The ocean is a big bathtub full of 326 million cubic miles (1.3 billion cubic kilometers) of water, and somebody has unplugged the drain. Every day, hundreds of millions of gallons of water stream from
If you think you've had a bad year, spare a thought for the poor souls who lived through 536 AD – as well as the millions who didn't. The terrifying year remains one of the deadliest in humanity's history
An “exceptional phenomenon” near the tiny islands of Mayotte may help explain a low-frequency rumble that swept around the world last year. On May 10, 2018, the geologic beasts of the tiny island of Mayotte
Rock samples from the island suggest it’s a strange hybrid that represents a whole new way for the planet to make volcanoes. No two volcanoes are the same, but they all form in the same handful of ways.