Mexico launches national tsunami warning system
The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country's coastline, the Interior Ministry said.
Tokyo mega-quake 'would kill over 9,000'
More than 9,600 people would die with nearly 150,000 injured if a mega-quake struck Tokyo, a disaster that would also level large parts of the Japanese capital, a government projection said Wednesday.
'Odd duck' Indonesia quake surprises scientists
(AP) -- The massive earthquake off Indonesia surprised scientists: Usually this type of jolt isn't this powerful.
Eclipses' effect on wind revealed
Solar eclipses don't just turn the lights out; they also make the wind slow down and change direction.
Researchers recreating the past to predict the future of climate change
(PhysOrg.com) -- New findings published in Nature Climate Change, show that while current climate models have the ability to reproduce important features of the changing climate, including the greater warmin ...
Mexico's Pacific coast no stranger to earthquakes
(AP) -- A powerful earthquake Tuesday that centered along the Pacific coast of southern Mexico occurred in a region with a history of unleashing damaging jolts, scientists say.
Villain in disguise: Jupiter's role in impacts on Earth
Jupiter is often credited for shielding Earth from catastrophic asteroid and comet impacts. But new simulations of the influence of gas giant planets in solar systems casts doubt on Jupiter's reputation as ...
Japan planned review of tsunami risk, but too late
(AP) -- Four days before a tsunami devastated a Japanese nuclear plant, its operator promised a fuller assessment of the risk of such a disaster - but not for seven months.
Deconstructing a mystery: What caused Snowmaggedon?
In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence ...
Asteroid to make closest approach since 1975
On Tuesday, January 31, asteroid 433 Eros will come closer to Earth than it has in 37 years, traveling across the night sky in the constellations Leo, Sextans and Hydra. At its closest pass of 16.6 million ...
After quakes, owner to lower pressure in Ohio well
(AP) -- The owner of a northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling plans to remove material from it to help lower its inner pressure following 11 minor earthquakes.
US, Mexico to upgrade border quake system
(AP) -- The U.S. and Mexico will upgrade an earthquake monitoring system along the border between California and Baja California in order to better deal with temblors such as last year's magnitude-7.2 shock and to identify ...
Now you can determine the solar efficiency of your roof
It is becoming more and more common to install solar panels on roofs in order to obtain green electricity, but not all roofs are equally suitable. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have ...
Seismologists' trial in Italy highlights need for routine earthquake forecasting, geophysicist says
Six Italian seismologists and one government official went on trial for manslaughter in Italy last week. The unusual trial stems from accusations that the seven failed to adequately communicate the potential ...