11 March 2011, 11:31 AM ET
The cooling systems at two nuclear reactors in Japan have malfunctioned as a result of a 8.9-magnitude earthquake. If they remain down, a buildup of nuclear decay heat could cause radiation leaks.
11 March 2011, 11:15 AM ET
A devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast of Honshu, Japan, early Friday morning, triggering a 30-foot-high tsunami that has caused the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a warning for at least 50 countries.
11 March 2011, 11:13 AM ET
The massive quake set the ocean water above it into motion.
11 March 2011, 10:16 AM ET
This animation shows the travel times and energy levels of the tsunami created by the earthquake in Japan.
11 March 2011, 10:03 AM ET
After an earthquake in Japan, tsunami warnings were in effect across much of the Pacific.
11 March 2011, 08:34 AM ET
A sampling of the biggest, most destructive and deadliest tsunamis on record.
11 March 2011, 04:54 AM ET
Tsunami warnings are in effect across the region, including all Hawaiian islands.
07 March 2011, 12:48 PM ET
System can tell scientists if an earthquake will produce a deadly wave.
03 March 2011, 03:23 PM ET
The science of earthquakes has grown robustly since the 1960s. However, big questions about earthquakes still remain, such as what determines an earthquake’s size and how can we predict when an earthquake will take place.
03 March 2011, 03:22 PM ET
Emily Brodsky, associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz, answers our ScienceLives questions.
02 March 2011, 09:43 AM ET
Local hospitals see birth spikes both immediately and nine months after natural disasters.
28 February 2011, 05:18 PM ET
Weak minerals keep stress in fault section from building up.
12 January 2011, 04:43 AM ET
Mapping faults, measuring slip and training seismologists of the future.
11 January 2011, 07:02 AM ET
Research in the year after the quake found many surprises.
03 January 2011, 07:34 AM ET
295,000 deaths, $130 billion in damage.
02 January 2011, 10:00 AM ET
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck just offshore near Temuco, Chile today (Sunday) at 3:20 pm ET.
28 December 2010, 07:07 AM ET
A round-up of the volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes of the year.
09 December 2010, 08:27 AM ET
Quieter tremors could relieve stress along earthquake faults.
30 November 2010, 03:35 PM ET
Though not big enough to do any damage, the quake will go down in history books.
28 November 2010, 02:33 AM ET
First-person accounts of ground rupture rare but extraordinary.
18 November 2010, 10:53 AM ET
A major fault, dormant for centuries, passes beneath the iconic waterway.
08 November 2010, 07:17 AM ET
Find out about the history and future of the Indonesian volcano.
08 November 2010, 07:15 AM ET
Deadliest blast to date.
04 November 2010, 09:04 AM ET
Mantle map lies down the road.
04 November 2010, 09:02 AM ET
Torrential rains could cause already weakened ground to crumble.
02 November 2010, 09:45 AM ET
Tenth eruption in just over week has Indonesia on edge.
26 October 2010, 08:50 AM ET
Why does the country have so many earthquakes and volcanoes?
26 October 2010, 04:35 AM ET
Newfound fault, bulged — not broke — Earth's surface.
26 October 2010, 01:30 AM ET
A cosmic impact two millennia ago may have sent tsunamis deluging what is now the Big Apple.
21 October 2010, 11:26 AM ET
No 'next big one' for the Midwest
18 October 2010, 08:15 AM ET
The shape of the Earth's surface matters too.
13 October 2010, 05:52 AM ET
Atmospheric waves generated by tsunamis could be used to warn of monster waves.
11 October 2010, 05:51 AM ET
Coastal cities more vulnerable to earthquake-triggered tsunamis than thought.
10 October 2010, 07:50 AM ET
Multiple faults shook the nation, some previously unknown.
26 September 2010, 07:26 AM ET
Recent quakes show seismic, volcanic potential of region of Saudi Arabia.
19 September 2010, 07:45 AM ET
Scientists warn improvements needed to monitor active Earth.