Earthquakes Archive
07 December 2012, 11:21 AM ET
The earthquake shook buildings as far away as Tokyo.
15 November 2012, 05:23 PM ET
About 120 houses suffered major damage from the quake.
15 November 2012, 10:17 AM ET
Scientists don't know all the details, but the process begins millions of years ago deep below the Pacific Ocean where the current islands are anchored to one of the rocky slabs that make up Earth's outer crust.
12 November 2012, 06:37 PM ET
More than 6 huge earthquakes occurred here in the last 300,000 years.
12 November 2012, 04:21 PM ET
Hurricane Sandy lights up earthquake monitors across the eastern United States.
12 November 2012, 11:39 AM ET
This movie highlights the effect of Hurricane Sandy on ground motion and atmospheric pressure at seismic stations across North America.
10 November 2012, 11:04 AM ET
Ancient Earth looked a lot different than it does now.
08 November 2012, 01:01 PM ET
Old-fashioned detective work following East Coast quake reveals tremors' surprising reach.
05 November 2012, 06:22 PM ET
A small earthquake strikes New Jersey, leading some to wonder if it's hurricane-related.
03 November 2012, 11:30 AM ET
The "Frankenstorm" dominated lives in the East this week, effected us across the Nation, and it makes up the whole of our images this week. Check these out.
31 October 2012, 12:18 PM ET
Landslides from the 2010 earthquake are helping to reveal Haiti's past.
22 October 2012, 02:12 PM ET
Seismologists balk at criminalizing earthquake risk communication.
17 October 2012, 03:23 PM ET
The earthquake could be felt as far away as Long Island.
17 October 2012, 01:46 PM ET
A simulated earthquake shakes furniture inside a bedroom on the shake table at the University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory.
17 October 2012, 12:55 PM ET
When the earth shakes, hunker down under a table or desk.
28 September 2012, 11:31 AM ET
Yes, but not the kind of quakes you hear about in the news.
28 September 2012, 11:30 AM ET
Probably not, but Earth might make moonquakes!
26 September 2012, 12:35 PM ET
Scientists didn't think distant quakes could trigger new ones.
22 September 2012, 08:27 AM ET
Hours before China's worst earthquake in three decades, animals at a local zoo began acting strangely.
15 September 2012, 10:12 AM ET
You might guess California, and you'd be wrong.
05 September 2012, 05:15 PM ET
Seismic waves look like ripples on a pond.
05 September 2012, 04:48 PM ET
This USArray Ground Motion Visualization shows waves from the Costa Rican earthquake rattling the earth beneath the US. Blue means downward ground motion while red represents upward ground motion with the darker colors indicating larger amplitude.
04 September 2012, 05:52 PM ET
If plate tectonics followed the laws of Hollywood physics, Los Angeles would be tearing violently from the mainland as we speak.
17 August 2012, 02:00 AM ET
Researchers have discovered combinations of smart materials to create safer bridges.
16 August 2012, 08:01 AM ET
Landslides killed 32,300 people between 2004 and 2010, a new analysis shows.
15 August 2012, 11:06 AM ET
Most were too small to be felt by humans.
15 August 2012, 10:46 AM ET
Earthquakes don't kill, but buildings not built to withstand severe earthquakes do.
14 August 2012, 04:08 PM ET
The first look at human exposure to Fukushima's radiation reveals residents of one city are OK.
13 August 2012, 04:06 PM ET
To test the performance of the smart materials, a shake table test was conducted on columns constructed with each material. Here, a roughly 8.0 magnitude earthquake is applied to a conventional steel and concrete bridge.
13 July 2012, 12:33 PM ET
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake, centered near the desolate Hindu Kush region of northern Afghanistan, shook the capital of Kabul on Thursday.
09 July 2012, 07:14 PM ET
Earthquakes occur every day, but most people don't notice the small tremors.
29 June 2012, 09:37 AM ET
The silhouettes of Earth's tectonic boundaries stand out in bright color.
25 June 2012, 12:34 PM ET
Wreckage from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011 has traveled thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean.
14 June 2012, 04:36 PM ET
What this means for earthquake hazards in the area is uncertain.
14 June 2012, 10:02 AM ET
A new finding deepens the mystery of why shifting powders might generate electricity in the first place.
13 June 2012, 03:31 PM ET
Become a volunteer 'quake catcher.'