A new analysis by an anti-nuclear organization says earthquake risks were seriously underestimated when Washington state's only commercial nuclear power plant was built almost 30 years ago on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a massive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan the day before as the death toll rose overnight to 210.
(AP)—California could join Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone countries that alert residents to the approach of powerful shaking under a bill awaiting approval from the governor.
If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska's coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation's busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded Tuesday in waters off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands region, where a 7.0 quake hit just last week.
A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents in East Timor, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and there was no danger of a tsunami.
Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Saturday it would empty two more coolant tanks that hold radioactive water over fears of fresh leaks at the crippled nuclear plant.
Monitoring slow earthquakes may provide a basis for reliable prediction in areas where slow quakes trigger normal earthquakes, according to Penn State geoscientists.
It is not unusual for swarms of small earthquakes to precede a volcanic eruption. They can reach a point of such rapid succession that they create a signal called harmonic tremor that resembles sound made by various types ...
A moderate 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Nicaragua on Saturday and rattled nearby cities, but scientists said it was unlikely to have generated a major tsunami.