New research shows hidden foreshocks might offer hints of big quakes. Earthquakes are among the most surprising natural disasters. Unlike, say, hurricanes, the early-warning systems for quakes are still
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 can be difficult to imagine volcanic or seismic activity over considerable lengths of time. Although geoscientists are trained to think in those terms, it doesn’t always mean such a notion comes naturally.
Damage to Earth’s crust from the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that struck Southern California last week is visible in a kaleidoscopic satellite image released by NASA. The Advanced Rapid Imaging Analysis
More than 1,000 tiny earthquakes have rumbled through an area of Southern California for nearly a month––but few people actually noticed. “Swarmageddon,” as it’s been dubbed, started May 25 and lasted