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Melting Glaciers Contribute to Alaskan Earthquakes

In 1958, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake triggered a rockslide into Southeast Alaska’s Lituya Bay, creating a tsunami that ran 1,700 feet up a mountainside...

Trio of 7 to 8 Magnitude Earthquakes Strike off New Zealand Coast, Trigger Tsunami Warning, Evacuation

New Zealand is under a tsunami warning after multiple large earthquakes struck the ocean approximately 800 kilometers off the northeast coast of the island country...

Japan Rocked by 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has jolted Japan's Tohoku coastline occurring just weeks before the 10th anniversary of the March 2011 earthquake, its tsunami, and...

Google Turning Android Phones Into Earthquake Warning Network

Google recently launched a new feature in android — a global earthquake detection system. With this new technology, Google is turning Android phones into...

Earth’s Spin May Spark Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions at Mount Etna

New research suggests forces pulling on Earth’s surface as the planet spins may trigger earthquakes and eruptions from volcanoes. Seismic activity and bursts of...

Predicting Earthquake Hazards From Wastewater Injection

A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it into...

California’s Current Earthquake Hiatus is an Unlikely Pause

There have been no major ground-rupturing earthquakes along California’s three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study published in Seismological Research Letters concludes...

Damaging Sichuan Earthquakes Now Linked to Fracking Operations

Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to...

Massive Earthquake Reveals Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Our Feet

Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers — a crust, mantle, and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and...

Videos Show Moment Powerful Earthquake Hit Alaska

Videos have revealed the terrifying moment a major earthquake struck Alaska on November 30. The center of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake was just north of...

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