A magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of serious damage, nearly five years after a deadly, more powerful quake destroyed much of the city center.
University of California, Berkeley, scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone's ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network ...
A strong earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Friday, apparently knocking out communications on islands near the epicenter.
The chief of Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear power plant warned Wednesday that the biggest risk the crippled facility faces is another major earthquake and tsunami—though insisted the chaos of nearly five years ago ...
Chicago homeowners, take note: you'll get a better return on your investment if you buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is high, rather than pay to secure your water heater against earthquake damage.
Earthquakes on thrust faults can spread 10 times farther to a second nearby thrust fault than previously thought
A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the ...
A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes—with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.
Geologists from Brown University may have finally explained what triggers certain earthquakes that occur deep beneath the Earth's surface in subduction zones, regions where one tectonic plate slides beneath another.
A strong earthquake of at least a 7.0 magnitude struck in Russia's Far East on Saturday morning, US and Russian scientists said, sending tremors across the coastal peninsula.