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.
Expert: Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes
A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes in the Youngstown area since last spring, a seismologist investigating the quakes said Monday.
Big quakes no more likely than in past: study
Massive earthquakes are no more likely today than they were a century ago, despite an apparent rise of the devastating temblors in recent years, US researchers said on Monday.
Google Street View explores Japan disaster zone
Google has published a bank of interactive images of the area of Japan hit by a huge quake and tsunami in March, letting viewers take a virtual walk through the zone before and after the disasters.
New study suggests how toads might predict earthquakes
Taiwan deploys undersea quake warning system
Taiwan said Monday it had put into service its first undersea seismic observation system, giving the island life-saving extra seconds or even minutes to brace for earthquakes and tsunamis.
Experts: Okla. quakes too powerful to be man-made
(AP) -- Experts say the flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma can't be blamed on man's thirst for oil and gas.
Turkey, a country at seismic crossroads
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing hundreds of fatalities, underscores the country's fate to be straddling one of the world's most active seismic zones.
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 ...
Gravitational waves that are 'sounds of the universe'
Einstein wrote about them, and we're still looking for them -- gravitational waves, which are small ripples in the fabric of space-time, that many consider to be the sounds of our universe.
Calif quake project aimed to ID future hotspots
In the ongoing quest to better anticipate future earthquakes, scientists embarked on an ambitious experiment: Identify the likeliest places where magnitude-4.9 quakes or stronger would occur in seismically active California ...
Nepal capital tops quake risk list
With rescue work still under way in Nepal after the deadly earthquake in the Himalayas, scientists have warned that the capital Kathmandu is a high-risk city unprepared for the next "Big One".
Trial opens against scientists for Italy quake
Seven scientists and other experts went on trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central ...
China clones castrated quake hero pig
A heroic pig who survived more than a month buried under rubble after the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province has been successfully cloned, according to a report Sunday.