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Strong earthquake at exceptional depth

This morning at 05:45 CEST, the earth trembled beneath the Okhotsk Sea in the Pacific Northwest. The quake, with a magnitude of 8.2, took place at an exceptional depth of 605 kilometers. Because of the great ...

May 24, 2013 4.3 / 5 (8) 2

Tracing an elusive killer parasite in Peru

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, not all epidemics involve people suffering from zombie-like symptoms--some can only be uncovered through door-to-door epidemiology and advanced mathematics.

Sep 27, 2011 4.4 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

Mine disaster: Hundreds of aftershocks

A new University of Utah study has identified hundreds of previously unrecognized small aftershocks that happened after Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse in 2007. The aftershocks suggest the collapse ...

Apr 19, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Explained: Measuring earthquakes

The powerful earthquake that struck Japan in March was a 9.0-magnitude event. But this was not, as some people may assume, as registered on the Richter scale, the famed measuring system dating to the 1930s. ...

May 10, 2011 4.8 / 5 (5) 2

Haiti: Physics of Quakes Past, and Future

(PhysOrg.com) -- The earthquake that struck Haiti took place along what is called a strike-slip fault -- a place where tectonic plates on each side of a fault line are moving horizontally in opposite directions, ...

Feb 04, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Conditions combined for devastating tsunami

(AP) -- Because of a lethal combination of geology and geography, the people of American Samoa didn't stand much of a chance. Almost every condition that triggers bad tsunamis was in place this time, generating ...

Sep 30, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0