Activity more than location affects perception of quakes
Scientists rely on the public's reporting of ground shaking to characterize the intensity of ground motion produced by an earthquake. How accurate and reliable are those perceptions?
Egypt: Missing pieces of ancient statues found
The Egyptian minister of antiquities announces that a team of German archaeologists has discovered missing pieces belonging to the famed Colossi of Memnon. The statues, dating to roughly 1350 BC, were damaged in an earthquake ...
San Francisco's big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault
Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to ...
Detection of supershear rupture in 2013 Craig, Alaska, earthquake
Seismic ruptures are akin to unzipping a zipper—a gap in the crust starts in one location and travels along the fault in a particular direction. When a strained fault ruptures in an earthquake, seismic waves also spread ...
5.8 quake hits Greek island; minor injuries
A strong earthquake with a preliminary 5.8-magnitude hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Saturday, with local media reporting minor injuries to some residents and damage to buildings and roads.
Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Java island
A strong undersea earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's main Java island on Saturday, causing some damage but there were no reports of casualties.
US earthquake fault zone alive and active, study finds
The New Madrid fault zone in the United States' midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday.
'Virtual earthquakes' used to forecast Los Angeles quake risk
Stanford scientists are using weak vibrations generated by the Earth's oceans to produce "virtual earthquakes" that can be used to predict the ground movement and shaking hazard to buildings from real quakes.
Israel seeks to save ancient sites from earthquake
With Israel situated in one of the world's earthquake-prone areas, officials are taking action to protect the Holy Land's most important ancient treasures so they don't come tumbling down.
Vancouver: Nearby Georgia basin may amplify ground shaking from next quake
Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves ...
Strides in Earthquake Science
Twenty years ago, a fault that scientists didn't even know existed slipped, triggering a massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered beneath the San Fernando Valley, with shockwaves rippling throughout the ...
Eight seconds of terror
(Phys.org) —Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault (a crack in Earth's crust that ...
Professor offers insight to recent Caribbean earthquakes
(Phys.org) —A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico Mon., Jan. 13. It caused some power outages and cracked floors, but no major damage or injuries were reported.
Building 'belt' offers cheap, quick repair of earthquake damage
Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti. A cheap and simple technology to repair earthquake damaged buildings – developed at the University of Sheffield ...