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07

Oct

Yesterday’s natural disasters make for today’s good wineAnd by yesterday, we mean 30 million years ago.

Yesterday’s natural disasters make for today’s good wine
And by yesterday, we mean 30 million years ago.

27

Aug

Could a mummy’s curse be causing earthquakes and floods in Siberia?2,500-year-old remains of a Siberian woman may have to be reburied after locals insist the mummy’s anger must be appeased.

Could a mummy’s curse be causing earthquakes and floods in Siberia?
2,500-year-old remains of a Siberian woman may have to be reburied after locals insist the mummy’s anger must be appeased.

20

May

Will the Bay Area be knocked out by one big earthquake or lots of small ones?Quake experts are worried about a string of ‘closely timed earthquakes’ causing havoc in a major city like San Francisco.

Will the Bay Area be knocked out by one big earthquake or lots of small ones?
Quake experts are worried about a string of ‘closely timed earthquakes’ causing havoc in a major city like San Francisco.

15

May

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas FaultWith groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas Fault
With groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.

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.