Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
The motion of the ocean(ic crust).
Research linking large earthquakes to changes in the Earth's spin remains to be tested.
And a hurricane may be on the way.
Oil and natural gas drilling is still shaking things up
But earthquakes remain a danger
Why there are fewer casualties than the weaker quake that just hit Italy
At least 38 confirmed dead
Area has a history of catastrophic quakes
New map shows the likelihood
It's an earthquake! It's a plane! What is it??
At 408 quakes so far, San Ramon sets a shaky new record
We actually can learn from the past
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
Making a bad situation that much worse
Large aftershocks continue to shake the region
Earthquake mapping reveals humans can actually cause earthquakes.
From the Popular Science archives, the hurricane house, the seismograph camera, the forest-fire-fighting dirigible, and more.
An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.
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.
When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?
A new energy method could trigger a risky side effect