The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a study stating the most Earthquake-vulnerable states, which include Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas.
MyShake, a new app created by the University of California at Berkeley and app developers at Deutsche Telekom AG, allows smartphone users to detect nearby earthquake activity sooner and send the information directly to seismologists. The hope is to create a large enough network to provide advanced warnings to areas that lack the technology for earthquake detection.
The mysterious Menominee Crack split down the middle of Michigan forest following a magnitude-1 earthquake in Oct. 2010. Researchers have now identified the strange feature as a geological pop-up.
An earthquake that starts out in one spot could more easily than thought leap to a nearby fault and create double earthquakes, as happened in Pakistan in 1997, says a new study. This could have impacts for Los Angeles.
A new study of tectonic plates and historical evidence of earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean shows that forceful seismic activity was very plentiful in the past and will likely return.
In an update on the past couple of years in energy extraction, studies, and fracking in North America, we look at what Nature World News has said and studies have covered.
A giant wolfish caught off the island of Hokkaido, near the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising concerns about how radiation contamination from the 2011 nuclear power plant accident has spread and the impact it's having on ecosystems and the evolution of nearby wildlife.
Erosion can happen at a much fast rate when extreme weather events occur. Since sediment takes many years to accumulate, this kind of weather has the potential to cause a whole lot of years' worth of damage.
European researchers modeled how a tsunami would impact the Eastern Mediterranean, by simulating earthquake conditions that would move either the sea bed or the water surface.
An earthquake that occurred in 1570 in Italy moved a river, an event attributed at the time to a sinning city. Researchers have been looking at how it was or was not related to a 2012 quake.
Balanced on tips or in other precarious positions, rocks in California between the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault lines remain undisturbed. Researchers have new findings on how that could be, and some thoughts on earthquake planning.
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and four West Coast universities will aim to turn an earthquake early-warning system tested since 2006 toward the public. How much more will geological studies learn?
Coral that was killed during tectonic-plate movement near the Solomon Islands shows earthquake history and helps with some predictions, say researchers.
New research finds that very large earthquakes - and even tsunamis - from several major faults that lie offshore, could be looming threats and surprise southern California residents.