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02

Apr

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warningAt least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning."It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warning
At least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning.

"It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

07

Jan

What are earthquake lights?The blink-and-you’ll-miss-them lights had been discounted by researchers for a number of years due to a lack of scientific data.

What are earthquake lights?
The blink-and-you’ll-miss-them lights had been discounted by researchers for a number of years due to a lack of scientific data.

05

Dec

Photo of the day: Stunning luminary memorializes Kobe earthquake victimsWhile the intricate display is reminiscent of holiday decorations around the world, the annual event actually commemorates the victims of Kobe’s Great Hanshin Earthquake, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed 6,434 lives on Jan. 17, 1995.

Photo of the day: Stunning luminary memorializes Kobe earthquake victims
While the intricate display is reminiscent of holiday decorations around the world, the annual event actually commemorates the victims of Kobe’s Great Hanshin Earthquake, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed 6,434 lives on Jan. 17, 1995.

04

Dec

Seattle football fans rock the house — and the EarthVibrations from celebrating fans are different from actual quakes, but their frequencies can still register on seismometers.

Seattle football fans rock the house — and the Earth
Vibrations from celebrating fans are different from actual quakes, but their frequencies can still register on seismometers.

09

Oct

Can buildings be ‘hidden’ from earthquakes to keep them safe?Cloaking devices make objects invisible by diverting light waves. The same principle may also prevent earthquake damage.

Can buildings be ‘hidden’ from earthquakes to keep them safe?
Cloaking devices make objects invisible by diverting light waves. The same principle may also prevent earthquake damage.

03

Oct

Extend California’s new earthquake early warning system, says scientistEarthquake early warning systems are designed to detect the first strong pulse coming from an earthquake.

Extend California’s new earthquake early warning system, says scientist
Earthquake early warning systems are designed to detect the first strong pulse coming from an earthquake.

27

Sep

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter chargesScientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

Convicted geologist denounces manslaughter charges
Scientists outside of Italy fear that the verdict could have a chilling effect on researchers who communicate earthquake risk.

29

Jul

Earthquakes trigger release of methane gasMethane gas from subduction zone earthquakes should be factored into climate change models, say some researchers.

Earthquakes trigger release of methane gas
Methane gas from subduction zone earthquakes should be factored into climate change models, say some researchers.

13

Jul

How earthquakes in Japan trigger quakes at U.S. fracking siteshe injected ground fluids increase pressure on a fault’s surface, unclamping the fault and making it easier to slip to cause a quake.

How earthquakes in Japan trigger quakes at U.S. fracking sites
he injected ground fluids increase pressure on a fault’s surface, unclamping the fault and making it easier to slip to cause a quake.

01

Jul

Why earthquakes make volcanoes sinkSeismic shakes may release pent-up hydrothermal fluids within volcanoes, and as those fluid escape, the ground settles and sinks.

Why earthquakes make volcanoes sink
Seismic shakes may release pent-up hydrothermal fluids within volcanoes, and as those fluid escape, the ground settles and sinks.