Earthquakes

New Zealand hit by ‘big’ 5.4 magnitude earthquake, causing landslides

New Zealand’s South Island has been struck by a “big” 5.4 magnitude earthquake, causing landslides.<p>The quake struck near the town of Kaikoura on …

Stanford scientists turn fibre optic network into a massive earthquake sensor

Scientists have found a way to gather seismic data from existing fibre optic cables which are buried almost everywhere.<p>Scientists from Stanford …

Engineering

Aftershock: Scientists drill deep beneath Pacific to study past quakes

U.S.-Canadian collaboration could clarify future hazards of Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault<p>For geologists, developing the ability to predict …

U.S. Geological Survey

Experts worried as mountain hosting North Korea’s nuclear blasts shows signs of exhaustion

Scientists warn that further testing could cause the mountain to collapse and release radiation.

North Korea

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Goleta

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning just offshore near Goleta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:33 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Isla Vista, 10 miles from Goleta and …

News

Soldier killed in Niger remembered at service in Florida

FLORIDA<p>Soldiers killed in Niger mourned at service<p>Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Trump and Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.), but also three comrades who died with him.<p>Some of the 1,200 mourners exiting the church …

News (U.S.)

Strong earthquake rattles Kaikōura

The kid from nowhere who has been through all the struggles you could imagine never gave up on the dream.<p>An unfinished house which had been at the …

New Zealand News

Millions of people dive for cover during 'terrifying earthquake' as California prepares for disaster with dramatic drill

Millions of people across a US state simultaneously dropped to the floor, clambered under tables and covered their heads in a dramatic earthquake …

San Andreas Fault

What's shaking? New online map shows Texans where earthquakes strike

The next time North Texans feel a jolt, they’ll have a new way of finding out whether they experienced an earthquake and where it struck. Was it 5 …

Texas

Millions in Mexico turn to early warning app after massive earthquakes

Since two <b>massive earthquakes hit Mexico</b> in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users …

Mexico City

North Alabama has strongest earthquake of 2017

What's believed to be the strongest earthquake to be detected in north Alabama this year occurred Friday morning near Scottsboro.<p>According to the …

Alabama

In Mexican slum, a decades-long wait for quake relief

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - I first visited Camp No. 3 a few days after the Sept. 19 earthquake.<p>After reporting from collapsed buildings around the city, this was a different type of shock. Row after row of tiny tin shacks crammed into a small lot hidden behind a high fence in the middle class …

Mexico

Database eyes human role in earthquakes

A new database showcasing hundreds of examples of human-triggered earthquakes should shake up policy-makers, regulators and industry executives …

U.S. Geological Survey

3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma.<p>The largest of the quakes recorded late Friday and …

Business

Steady hand : how to do open-heart surgery in a quake

When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street.<p>Not David Arellano.<p>In the middle of performing …

Medicine

Amazing moment doctors carry out heart surgery as a massive earthquake hits their hospital

Shocking footage showing surgeons carrying out open-heart surgery when their hospital is suddenly hit by an earthquake has emerged.<p>The doctors in the …

Medicine

The Best Natural Disaster Movies for the End of the World

You know who doesn’t have a problem with climate change denial? Hollywood. Today marks the release of <i>Geostorm</i>, a Gerard Butler vehicle about a …

Movies

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Amidst a rising number of extreme weather events, service fluctuations, and other investment concerns, America’s water infrastructure is at a …

Water

How jiggling underground cables could monitor earthquakes - Futurity

"We can continuously listen to—and hear well—the Earth using preexisting optical fibers that have been deployed for telecom purposes..."

Museums

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

<b>Natural and man-made disasters can reduce entire cities to rubble, leaving streets littered with debris, bodies and toxic material.</b><p>Who clears up the wreckage?<p>TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

13 earthquake safety steps to follow when the ground starts shaking

Earthquake preparation awareness in BC has increased over the last few years with major earthquakes elsewhere in the world acting as a reminder of …

Pacific Northwest

Is North Korea's Nuke-Testing Mountain at Risk of Collapse?

Satellite imagery suggests the underground blasts may be taking their toll.<p>Since 2006, North Korea has successfully complete six nuclear tests in its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility buried deep inside the 7,200-foot Mount Mantap. With each blast comes a siesmic shake so strong that it registers as …

North Korea

Statewide earthquake drill set for 10:19 a.m.

Great Shakeout will slow BART trains, as Californians are encouraged to simulate quake response<p>Today, October 19, will mark the Great Shakeout, an annual earthquake drill with registered participants in 53 countries ranging from Iran, where 13.2 million signed up, to Germany, which according to the …

Settlement reached in Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit

A settlement has been reached between two Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies and a woman who was injured in a 2011 earthquake.<p>The Oklahoman …

Business

How to Trigger a Massive Earthquake

A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> article published on 11 June 1952 tells of a successful new oil well at Wheeler Ridge in Kern County in California. The well …

Oil Drilling

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake strikes near Greenfield, California

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck near Greenfield, California on Thursday.<p>The quake hit at 3:45 AM local time at a depth of 7 kilometers.<p>There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this …

U.S. Geological Survey

When a big earthquake hits, your first instinct can mean life or death

What should you do when an earthquake hits? Cover in place? Run outside?<p>It’s a decision one must instantly make when the shaking begins. Californian natives might instinctively drop under a table, cover their head and hold tight. Out-of-staters might feel an urge to flee out the door.<p>During the …

U.S. Geological Survey

Ask Northwest Earthquake Experts Anything You Want at Noon on Reddit

When's the next one of these things due anyway? by Sydney BrownstoneA helpful illustration from the Washington State Department of Transportation on …

Portland, OR

Many quake survivors in Nepal are still without proper homes

There are hardly any family who did not have to take loans to rebuild their homes even after receiving the National Reconstruction Authority housing …

Housing

Turning the Optical Fiber Network into a Giant Earthquake Sensor

The best earthquake monitoring system is already installed under our feet, say Stanford researchers Image: Stamen Design and the Victoria and Albert …

Museums