Divers in the Philippines watched the ocean floor shake when a powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake caught them underwater.
Geologists have discovered the largest exposed fault in eastern Indonesia. The discovery will help researchers predict future tsunamis and earthquakes in the region.
It was October 27 when a terrifying quake hit Italy. This was the second event that followed another deadly quake earlier this year. Then, the world was surprised when an earthquake hit Christchurch in New Zealand, sending people to alarm when it was estimated to be followed by a tsunami. Just hours after the quake in New Zealand, another very strong tremor was felt in South America. The question in everyone's minds is: what could have caused these tremors? And the most important of all is, are they all related?
A country doesn't just expand by acquiring new territory as Japan has just shared with the world. You can make new territory if you have enough volcanoes. Japanese coast guards and earthquake experts are finally going to visit an island in the waters to the far south of Tokyo that a volcanic eruption has raised.