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Why the aftershocks from Haiti’s earthquake could be incredibly destructive
It’s hard to overstate the severity of the unfolding crisis.
Millions of Android phones could soon start detecting earthquakes
The Google project is creating a global network of makeshift seismometers—out of smartphones.
Earthquakes can cause serious psychological aftershocks
Anxiety disorders affect tens of millions of people around the world. Natural disasters might make those numbers worse.
A 500-year-dormant fault in California just shook our view of how earthquakes form
July’s West Coast quake that woke up the Garlock Fault was caused by numerous small faults.
The shakiest earthquake myths debunked
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
The moon is quaking (and shrinking like a raisin)
But that's a good thing.
NASA may have detected a ‘Marsquake’ for the first time
It’s the dawn of Martian seismology.
Earthquake devastation will be our fault
One seismologists's crusade to prepare our cities for the next Big One.
19 schemes to survive climate change
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
Anchorage suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, but was spared a tsunami
No injuries have been reported.