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Watch The Solomon Islands Earthquake Travel All The Way To Michigan
Yesterday's magnitude 8 earthquake sent seismic energy rippling round the world.
Japan’s 2011 Earthquake Happened In An Area Considered Low-Risk. Where’s Next?
New clues show how the massive Japanese earthquake happened, and how certain faults could pose a previously unrealized threat.
3-D Painting Visualizes Earthquakes In Real Time
Part painting, part sculpture, Quakescape taps realtime seismological data to create a color-coded visualization of the earth's movements beneath Christchurch, New Zealand.
Why Aren’t We Afraid Of A Tsunami Hitting San Francisco?
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?
Italian Scientists Convicted Of Manslaughter For ‘Inexact’ Earthquake Predictions
The six scientists and one ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison after prosecutors said they assured the public there was a low chance of disaster.
Simulating Magnitude 8 Earthquakes In The Lab With A Giant Flywheel
More realistic earthquake simulations could lead to better predictions of massive earthquake behavior.
GPS Satellites Could Improve Tsunami Advance Warning Time Tenfold
When the Tohoku earthquake struck Japan in March of last year, seismometer data allowed authorities to issue earthquake earnings within...
While Listening for Underwater Earthquakes, Seismologists Record Whale Songs
With enormous sets of instruments and giga-amounts of data, it’s easy to have too much information in science these days,...
A Pair of Tiny Satellites Aims to Scan For and Predict Impending Earthquakes
Earthquake prediction is a difficult business; it can be done, but usually with just enough lead time to yell “earthquake!”...
Top Italian Scientists Who Failed to Predict 2009 Earthquake Now Face Manslaughter Charges
Scientists who research natural hazards walk a precarious line when it comes to predicting disasters. They’re often criticized for over-hyping...