Earthquakes Archive
16 August 2013, 12:26 PM ET
A magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island on Friday, shattering windows, cracking chimneys and walls and damaging two bridges near Seddon, the city closest to the quake's epicenter. Shaking was also felt strongly in the capital city of
02 August 2013, 12:39 PM ET
In 1906, a giant San Andreas Fault earthquake carved a trench through Portola Valley, now a small California village of million-dollar homes tucked in the hills above Stanford University. More than a century later, geologists believe they've proved the
28 July 2013, 01:34 PM ET
The long-suspected link between earthquakes and underwater methane bursts has finally been confirmed, a new study reports. Though the temblor wasn't caught in the act, the strong shaking left clues in methane-rich mud and sand offshore Pakistan, where two
24 July 2013, 12:53 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.3 struck today in central California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The temblor's epicenter was 12 miles (19 km) south of Weldon.
22 July 2013, 09:49 AM ET
A damaging earthquake struck early Monday in northwestern China, leaving dozens dead, according to news reports. Local authorities said at least 75 people were killed and more than 500 injured as homes and buildings crumbled.
11 July 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Two new studies of earthquakes near injection wells have seismologists using words rarely heard these days in earthquake science: prediction and warning. In the Midwest, researchers discovered a warning signal that moderate-sized earthquakes may
02 July 2013, 09:14 AM ET
A powerful earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.1 struck today in Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
01 July 2013, 05:09 PM ET
30 June 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists disagree on what caused the sinking.
27 June 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The Wenchuan earthquake fault speedily repairs itself under watchful eyes.
27 June 2013, 11:06 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.3 struck last night in central Washington, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
20 June 2013, 04:10 PM ET
Demolition mimics a small earthquake.
18 June 2013, 11:00 AM ET
The North Anatolian Fault near Istanbul is quiet. Too quiet.
13 June 2013, 01:10 PM ET
An offshore earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.7 struck today south of the Indonesian island of Java.
13 June 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Embryonic subduction zone is also site of killer earthquakes.
10 June 2013, 01:42 PM ET
Acoustic waves from earthquakes could provide early tsunami warnings.
07 June 2013, 12:10 PM ET
San Andreas Fault's silent movement is shallower than thought.
06 June 2013, 02:02 PM ET
Lab experiments show "supershear" ruptures.
31 May 2013, 04:30 PM ET
Slow earthquake under New Zealand started in January, will likely continue for several months.
29 May 2013, 11:47 AM ET
Small earthquakes brought on by the Earth's tides could help scientists forecast the next large, destructive earthquake.
24 May 2013, 01:27 PM ET
This video shows the horizontal and vertical motion recorded as seismic waves from the magnitude-8.3 earthquake in Russia's Sea of Okhotsk pass through the United States. The powerful earthquake struck 378 miles below the seafloor on May 24, 2013.
24 May 2013, 01:18 PM ET
Slow-mo shaking seems linked to lined-up clays.
24 May 2013, 12:43 PM ET
Earthquake in Okhotsk may have struck deeper than ever recorded.
24 May 2013, 09:44 AM ET
A magnitude 8.3 quake struck off the coast of Russia's Far East, shaking the country all the way to Moscow.
24 April 2013, 03:02 PM ET
Historic earthquake scale replaced by more accurate technique.
21 April 2013, 12:29 AM ET
Quake hits on same fault as Sichuan's devastating 2008 earthquake.
19 April 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Small earthquakes offshore New England highlight local tsunami risk.
19 April 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Small tremors show how Crandall Canyon mine collapsed, killing nine.
16 April 2013, 03:27 PM ET
This University of Utah video shows how ocean wave action from superstorm Sandy in October, 2012 shook the U.S. Blue color means low seismic activity; yellow, orange and red mean high seismic activity.
16 April 2013, 08:18 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.8 struck today near the Iran-Pakistan border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
11 April 2013, 05:37 PM ET
Ants living atop earthquake faults shift behavior before quakes hit.
29 March 2013, 11:03 AM ET
Steven Glaser's research covers a wide range of applications from snow hydrology processes to water balance to earthquake initiation.
24 March 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Smaller earthquakes called foreshocks herald big events, but aren't quake triggers.
17 March 2013, 02:00 PM ET
When the Earth shakes, water vaporizes, salting underground fractures with gold.
15 March 2013, 05:25 PM ET
The entire Pacific Northwest is woefully unprepared.
11 March 2013, 05:34 PM ET
The violent shaking during the Tohoku earthquake two years ago today sent acoustic waves into space.