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Gravity Signals Traveling At The Speed Of Light Could Warn Of Big Earthquakes

Gravitational waves that can travel as fast as the speed of light could help detect earthquake magnitudes. It could allow for accurate and speedy magnitude determination within minutes instead of hours.

Earth/Environment December 3, 2017

There Will Be More Major Earthquakes In 2018, Scientists Say: Let's Be Prepared

Scientists claim that there will be more major earthquakes in 2018 compared to this year. According to new research, the number of devastating earthquakes is connected to a slower Earth rotation speed.

Earth/Environment November 20, 2017

Fiber Optic Cables May Also Work As Early Earthquake Detectors

Scientists have found a new way to detect seismic movement. The technique makes use of fiber optic networks as earthquake detectors.

Earth/Environment October 24, 2017

New Zealand's Kaikoura Earthquake Suggests Higher Chances Of 'Big One' Occurring In 30 Years

The Kaikoura earthquake that struck New Zealand defies long-held assumptions about individual faults and size of potential quakes. The phenomenon also increases the likelihood of the powerful Big One occurring in California in three decades.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2017

Fault System Off Southern California Coast Can Produce Up To Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake

Analysis of the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults revealed that the region is capable of a powerful earthquake that can range from a magnitude 6.7 to 7.4. This poses concern since the quake would likely impact densely populated parts of California.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

'Quake Mystic' Who Predicted Japan Earthquake Issues 'Major Earthquake Warning,' Planetary Alignments To Blame?

Frank Hoogerbeets, the self-proclaimed earthquake predictor has forecasted that the planet will experience massive earthquakes from Feb. 24 to March 8. Hoogerbeets makes these predictions based on the planetary alignment of the Earth with other planets.

Earth/Environment February 24, 2017

New Research Shows Heat From Earth’s Core May Be Responsible For Plate Tectonics

According to a new study, heat radiated from the Earth’s core to the mantle is responsible for at least 50 percent of plate tectonics. This information is expected to make earthquake prediction more accurate.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2017

Hotel Buried After Deadly Italy Avalanche: What Really Caused The Mishap?

Hotel Rigopiano in Italy, where more than 30 people were staying, is buried in deep snow after a massive avalanche on Wednesday. Though the antecedent earthquakes are seen as the culprit, record snowfall in the past weeks is also considered a factor in the tragedy.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2017

How To Protect Buildings From Earthquakes: Invisibility Cloaks

Researchers are looking into new ways to protect important infrastructure from one of nature's most destructive forces: earthquakes. But can so-called 'invisibility cloaks' shield buildings from disaster?

Earth/Environment December 24, 2016

Earthquake Warnings Could Be Made Seconds Earlier With Gravity Signals

Scientists found a potentially faster method of detecting an incoming earthquake. The method involves gravity signals which occur earlier than seismic waves.

Earth/Environment November 25, 2016

Powerful New Zealand Earthquake Lifted Seafloor Out Of The Water

The powerful earthquake in New Zealand caused the seafloor to emerge out of the water. The phenomenon known as coastal uplift exposed seaweed-covered rocks and marine animals above tide level.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2016

Mysterious Lights Turn New Zealand Sky Green And Blue During Strong Earthquake

A viral video of the New Zealand's sky lighting up during an earthquake has taken over the internet. The phenomenon was subjected to different hypotheses, both scientific and from the alien believers.

Earth/Environment November 15, 2016

2 Connected Fault Lines In California May Trigger A Big Earthquake Within The Next 30 Years

A direct connection between the Hayward Fault and the Rodgers Creek Fault underneath the waters of the San Francisco Bay places the area at risk of a big earthquake in the future. How strong would this quake be?

Earth/Environment October 20, 2016

Newly Found Fault Line In California May Explain Overdue San Andreas Earthquake

A major earthquake is long overdue in California. The newly found Salton Trough Fault, which runs parallel to the San Andreas Fault, may explain why a major quake has not yet occurred in the state over the past 300 years.

Earth/Environment October 9, 2016

Scientists Discover New Fault Along Southern California’s Salton Lake Parallel To San Andreas

Not long after Southern California endured a swarm of earthquakes, researchers are saying they have found a new fault along Salton Lake. How will this new fault affect the San Andreas system?

Earth/Environment October 6, 2016

California Earthquake Warning Issued After Salton Sea Quake Swarm

A powerful earthquake is long overdue in the southernmost stretch of the San Andreas Fault. Seismologists now warn that the series of quakes that rattled Salton Sea increases the risk of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake occurring in California over the next week.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2016

High Tide During Full Moon Can Trigger Big Earthquakes: Study

Nine of the 12 biggest earthquakes in recorded history occurred near or on days of full or new moon. How do lunar gravity and high tide trigger quakes?

Earth/Environment September 12, 2016

How A 'Weather Bomb' Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth's Secrets

A series of tremors that reverberated through the ocean floor was detected by scientists in Japan. The twist: the tremors were not caused by an earthquake but were produced by a rare event known as a 'weather bomb.'

Earth/Environment August 28, 2016

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Central Italy, Kills 37 People

At least 37 people have been killed while others remain trapped under the rubble after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Italian officials are appealing for assistance and emergency services.

Feature | Health August 24, 2016

Large-Scale Motion Seen At San Andreas - Is The Big Quake Coming?

The San Andreas is slipping in places where no movement has ever before been recorded. Does this mean the next big earthquake is coming to California?

Earth/Environment June 22, 2016

5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern California, Felt In Los Angeles, San Diego

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California early Friday morning and sent tremors felt all the way to Los Angeles and throughout San Diego County. The shake happened near Southern California's most active fault - San Jacinto Fault.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2016

Huge Magma Chamber Under New Zealand Town With No Volcano To Blame For Earthquakes

A huge magma chamber discovered beneath a town in New Zealand may have caused hundreds of tiny earthquakes in the area, a new report suggests. The magma chamber also has the potential to grow into a volcano.

Earth/Environment June 6, 2016

Hawaii Is At Risk Of Devastating Tsunami: Is The State Prepared?

Hawaii is threatened to be hit by a devastating tsunami, which is in turn triggered by a mega-earthquake in the Aleutian islands. Although the probability is low, is the state prepared?

Earth/Environment May 16, 2016

Hawaii Due For Devastating Tsunami Within 50 Years Amid Prediction Of Mega-Earthquake In Aleutians

A magnitude 9 earthquake could strike the Aleutian Islands in the next 50 years and bring about a devastating Hawaii tsunami, warned experts who used a new computer model combining fault system measurements with Bayesian probability models.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2016

Reliving The Mount St Helens Eruption Of 1980

Mount St. Helens is once again exhibiting earthquakes, leading some people to worry about a forthcoming eruption. What happened in 1980, its last major eruption?

Earth/Environment May 8, 2016

San Andreas Fault 'Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go': Scientist Warns Looming Massive Earthquake In California

Earthquake scientist Thomas Jordan warned that the San Andreas fault is ripe for a big Southern California earthquake. Learn more about the projected damages in this potentially big California earthquake.

Earth/Environment May 6, 2016

General Motors Will Temporarily Shut Down 4 Plants In North America: Why?

General Motors will temporarily shut down four of its assembly plants in North America. What is the reason behind the planned closures, which will affect more than 13,000 employees?

Business Tech April 23, 2016

Apple And Red Cross Now Accept Donations For Victims Of Earthquake In Japan And Ecuador Via iTunes, App Store

Apple and the American Red Cross have teamed up to accept donations through iTunes and the App Store for victims of the earthquakes that struck Japan and Ecuador. Donations can be sent in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200.

Business Tech April 22, 2016

Japan Earthquakes Affect Sony's CMOS Smartphone Camera Manufacturing Facility, Disrupt Production Plans

Sony decided to close its image sensor production facility in Kyushu following a huge earthquake that hit the southern Japanese island. Likewise, the company’s operations on a second image sensor plant in Nagasaki will have to be partially suspended as well.

Business April 19, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake: At Least 272 Killed, More Than 2,500 Injured

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Ecuador and was felt around the country on Saturday, April 16. Rescue officials are working non-stop to help the victims and treat the injured.

Society April 18, 2016

Second Deadly Earthquake Hits Southern Island In Japan: Emergency Crew Scrambles As Numbers Of Killed, Injured Rise

A second major earthquake shook Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Saturday. The 7.3 magnitude tremor left at least 34 people dead and about 1,500 more injured or buried under collapsed buildings.

Society April 18, 2016

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Japan: Death Toll Rises To Nine, Hundreds Injured

A 6.4 magnitude quake struck Japan, killing nine people and injuring hundreds of individuals. Thousands are displaced in shelters, as relief and rescue operations continue.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2016

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar, Tremors Shake India

A strong earthquake shook Myanmar and nearby Asian countries on April 13. Although some were injured as a result of stampede, there are no reported fatalities.

Society April 14, 2016

Magnitude-6.9 Earthquake Hits Off The South Pacific Island Nation Of Vanuatu

Vanuatu was struck by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake. Authorities said that possible tsunami threats have now mostly passed.

Animals April 4, 2016

Human-Caused Earthquakes Place 7 Million Americans At Risk: USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey publishes a new map that details earthquake-prone areas in the country wherein Oklahoma is even redder than California. The new map factored in human-caused earthquakes such as the injection of wastewater into deep wells.

Earth/Environment March 29, 2016

Geologic Event Identified As Cause Of Strong Earthquakes: Diking Linked To Tremors With Magnitude Between 6 And 7

Diking occurs when Earth's tectonic plates move apart and cause magma to rise and form dikes. It was pinpointed as a cause of strong earthquakes after researchers studied a 2002 volcanic eruption in Congo and a strong earthquake that followed.

Animals February 9, 2016

Magnitude 6.4 Taiwan Earthquake Leaves At Least Seven Dead, Injures Hundreds Of Others

At least seven were dead after a 6.4 earthquake hit 30 miles east of Tainan in Taiwan. The tremor toppled nine buildings and left five others tilted at dangerous angles.

Animals February 6, 2016

White House Announces Tech Advances To Increase US Resilience To Earthquakes

The White House announced on Tuesday its support for earthquake early warning systems as part of its greater commitment to making the U.S. more resilient to earthquakes. Learn more about the ShakeAlert system and similar measures from various fronts.

Animals February 3, 2016

USGS Finally Solves Mystery Of Alaska Tsunami That Destroyed A Remote Village In 1964

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have uncovered a large complex of underwater landslides near Dangerous Passage in Alaska. The mapping of the seafloor may explain the cause of the massive tsunami that wiped out the village of Chenega during the Great Alaska Earthquake in 1964.

Animals February 2, 2016

Sonic Boom, Not Earthquake, Caused The Tremors That Rocked South Jersey

The U.S. Navy confirmed that flight testing two of their military aircraft were likely the source of the nine, back-to-back sonic booms that caused the ground to shake in southern New Jersey. The U.S. Geological Services found no seismic activity, ruling out the possibility of an earthquake.

Animals January 29, 2016

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Jolts Alaska, No Injuries Reported

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Alaska, causing fires, power outages and gas leaks, among others. Although no injuries were reported, a seismologist said it is the strongest earthquake to hit the population center in the past decade.

Animals January 25, 2016

Momotombo Volcano In Nicaragua Spews Gas, Lava: How Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions

A month after showing signs of activity for the first time in years, a volcano in Nicaragua on Sunday blasted plumes of ash, gas and lava. Volcanic eruptions such as this are unpredictable, but scientists pay attention to several warning signs.

Animals January 4, 2016

California Early Warning System Needed For Potential Mega Earthquake

California may soon suffer from a huge earthquake. Experts strongly advised U.S. President Barack Obama to increase funding for an early warning sign system.

Animals December 29, 2015

Deadliest Landslide In US Not Random Occurrence: Dating Method Shows Oso Landslide Occurs Every 500 Years

The massive Oso landslide in 2014 likely happens every 500 years, not thousands of years past as previously believed. With knowledge of previous slides' chronology aiding in regional risk analysis, it's not so much of an anomaly, researchers said.

Animals December 28, 2015

Magnitude 7 Earthquake Rattles Southern Coast Of Japan

A magnitude-7 earthquake struck off northwest of Japan's Ryukyu Islands. Small tsunamis measuring one meter in height were observed in the country's small islands.

Society November 14, 2015

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