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From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
At least 38 confirmed dead
Why there are fewer casualties than the weaker quake that just hit Italy
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
Earthquake mapping reveals humans can actually cause earthquakes.
Making a bad situation that much worse
However, it could have been much worse
At 408 quakes so far, San Ramon sets a shaky new record
Area has a history of catastrophic quakes
This looks totally alien (but it's also totally ordinary)
Oil and natural gas drilling is still shaking things up
Research linking large earthquakes to changes in the Earth's spin remains to be tested.
New clues show how the massive Japanese earthquake happened, and how certain faults could pose a previously unrealized threat.
The most severe recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history may also have been the most severe earthquake ever linked to a certain oil and gas drilling operation.
Large aftershocks continue to shake the region
The magnitude of the situation is still TBD
But earthquakes remain a danger