What made the earthquake in Morocco so devastatingSeptember 11, 2023 – Earthquakes cannot yet be predicted, but by studying the geologic and human factors that lead to devastating temblors, we may find better ways to prepare for them.
What causes earthquakes?February 06, 2023 – Thousands of temblors occur every day. Here’s what you need to know about where they usually take place and how they're measured.
Iceland has entered a new volcanic eraJuly 24, 2023 – The country’s volcanic peninsula has been dormant for centuries. But experts say the tectonic shifts behind the recent eruptions and earthquakes are a long time coming.
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How the 'wickedest city on Earth' was sunk by an earthquakeJuly 28, 2022 – Jamaica's Port Royal was the Caribbean's most notorious pirate haven when it sank into the sea in 1692. Centuries later, underwater archaeologists unearthed fascinating stories from its ruins.
Scientists just mapped Hawaii’s volcanic underbelly in stunning detailDecember 22, 2022 – A groundbreaking seismic study has uncovered a vast web of magma reservoirs some 25 miles beneath Hawaii. "My mind was just blown."
Lava built this island—then entombed towns in stoneOctober 14, 2022 – After one of the Canary Islands' worst volcanic eruptions in centuries, a community confronts the damage, and rethinks its way of life.
Deepest earthquake ever detected struck 467 miles beneath JapanOctober 25, 2021 – If confirmed, the temblor would be a shock to geologists who thought rocks that deep inside Earth were too putty-like to break and shake.
A week after Haiti’s deadly earthquake, hope is hard to findAugust 20, 2021 – Haitians are scrambling for food, shelter, and health care as the ongoing pandemic, natural disasters and a presidential assassination take their toll.
Here’s what makes earthquakes so devastating in HaitiAugust 14, 2021 – The island nation lies near the juncture of two shifting tectonic plates—setting the stage for devastating temblors.
Core of Mars is shockingly big, NASA’s InSight mission revealsJuly 22, 2021 – Looking inside the red planet will help scientists better understand how Mars formed and became the hostile, rusty desert we see today.
The need to save more seeds, and other science newsApril 14, 2022 – Experts call for additional seed-saving methods, a pine forest accidentally escapes logging, and tree rings record earthquakes.
Source of mysterious global tsunami found near AntarcticaFebruary 15, 2022 – A rare, multi-part earthquake that disturbed waters in three oceans is helping scientists understand how different types of quakes can trigger tsunamis.
A swarm of earthquakes shakes Iceland. Are volcanic eruptions next?March 05, 2021 – Thousands of quakes in southwestern Iceland could signal the beginning of a new period of heightened geologic activity that may last 100 years.
Greece and Turkey earthquake driven by wild tectonics of the Aegean SeaOctober 30, 2020 – The magnitude 7.0 temblor occurred in an area of complex geologic movement, where multiple tectonic plates crack the surface as they jostle for position.
An earthquake lasted 32 years, and scientists want to know howMay 28, 2021 – The slow quake—the longest ever recorded—ended in disaster in 1861. Experts are racing to find today’s equivalents.