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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...

USGS: Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier at ‘Very High’ Risk of Eruption

In its first update to the list of America’s most dangerous volcanoes since 2005, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has listed the Washington...

An Unexpected ‘Deep Creep’ Found Near San Andreas, San Jacinto Faults

A new analysis of thousands of very small earthquakes that have occurred in the San Bernardino basin near the San Andreas and San Jacinto...

Injection Wells Induce Earthquakes Miles Away From the Well

A study of earthquakes induced by injecting fluids deep underground has revealed surprising patterns, suggesting that current recommendations for hydraulic fracturing, wastewater disposal, and...

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