Fracking is most likely to blame for earthquakes occurring near Azle, Texas, from late 2013 through spring 2014, according to new research.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, may be increasing levels of toxic radon in Pennsylvania homes, according to a new study.
Time and time again, Mother Nature finds a way to prove just how inadequate human technology is compared to her own mysterious tools. New research has found compelling evidence that wild animals know when an earthquake is coming long before humans and their gadgets get the heads up. Now experts hope to make use of that ability, taking cues from nature to keep citizens safe.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, caused a rare earthquake felt by residents in Ohio back in March, adding to the accumulating evidence that this kind of drilling leads to more frequent man-made earthquakes, according to a new study.
Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) fledgling satellite, Sentinal-1A, has recently taken some wild radar images of ruptures caused by northern California's most recent serious earthquake.
Significant seismic activity has been occurring between Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano and Askja volcano, which are only about 30 miles apart. A number of heavier magnitude earthquakes have rocked the region since last night, and Icelandic officials have been reporting ongoing earthquake swarms.
Man-made earthquakes are on the rise in the United States, but who is at fault? Some will blame climate change (also arguably induced by humans) while others will say human activity is responsible.
Researchers are saying that the earth around Chile still hasn't sorted itself out following a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred more than a century ago. Now, a pair of studies suggest that the worst is yet to come.
Rainwater penetrates into the Earth's crust far deeper than experts once thought. Researchers claim that this knowledge has major implications, potentially overturning our understanding of mineral deposits and even earthquakes.
Common understanding of friction, a subject that dates back to classical thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci, might not be as accurate as once thought. According to a recent study of earthquake models, friction and fraction - two largely separate phenomena - might be far more closely interrelated than classical minds assumed.
Construction workers building a 220-foot-high dam at Calaveras Reservoir have unearthed a prehistoric treasure trove, revealing what Silicon Valley might have looked like some 20 million years ago.
California's San Francisco Bay Area will most likely face multiple devastating earthquakes in the future, as opposed to one giant earthquake, a new report suggests.
Extracting groundwater for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.