Earthquakes Archive
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.'
25 May 2012, 10:56 PM ET
It's been debated for years, but researchers say they now have a definitive date of the crucifixion.
23 May 2012, 04:57 PM ET
A visual aid makes this exponential scale a lot clearer.
18 May 2012, 06:48 PM ET
Quake-Catcher Network acts as a motion-sensing network that sends data about ground shaking whenever it occurs.
12 April 2012, 04:28 PM ET
The 8.6-magnitude quake that struck Sumatra on April 11 sent surface waves across the globe. Undetectable by humans, the waves were picked up on seismic monitoring stations in the United States.
12 April 2012, 04:06 PM ET
The 8.6-magnitude quake that struck Sumatra on April 11 sent surface waves across the globe. Undetectable by humans, the waves were picked up on seismic monitoring stations in the United States.
11 April 2012, 11:27 AM ET
Do earthquakes scare you, or are they a fact of life?
11 April 2012, 11:13 AM ET
Disasters caused by earthquakes and tsunamis often cluster in geologically active areas.
08 April 2012, 01:16 PM ET
The Coast Guard had to fire 25 mm cannons at the 164-foot ship and then used larger 50 mm shells to sink the vessel.
14 March 2012, 03:00 PM ET
See the Pescadores Fault before and after a quake.
09 March 2012, 03:21 PM ET
Geophysicists from seven research institutions are working to answer the question of when the western US will face a similar earthquake and tsunami threat as what happened in Japan.
22 February 2012, 10:54 AM ET
The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last March have changed the way scientists and leaders plan for disasters.
23 January 2012, 01:26 PM ET
Government says no tsunami is expected.
05 January 2012, 03:04 PM ET
For the U.S. insurance industry, 2011 was the costliest year on record due devastating earthquakes and storms.
30 December 2011, 10:51 AM ET
Propagation of the March 11, 2011 Honshu, Japan tsunami and maximum amplitude plot were computed with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data.
30 December 2011, 10:49 AM ET
Scientists at the NOAA Vents Program at Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Oregon State University heard the March 11, 2011 Honshu, Japan earthquake using a hydrophone located near the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.
14 December 2011, 11:53 AM ET
Once thought stable, bedrock with cracks could make shaking worse.
23 November 2011, 04:00 PM ET
No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor.
09 November 2011, 12:34 PM ET
The United States has a model building code that details what each state should require, based on the size of earthquake they can expect. Not all states adopt the guidelines.