Earthquakes Archive
16 March 2011, 03:14 PM ET
An earthquake on par with the recent seismic event in Japan is possible in two places in the United States.
16 March 2011, 01:18 PM ET
This photo montage depicts the dramatic change in Japan's landscape following the devastating earthquake & tsunami.
16 March 2011, 01:00 PM ET
The map uses earthquake records stretching back to 2150 BC.
15 March 2011, 04:48 PM ET
President Dwight Eisenhower articulated a vision of international cooperation. The International Atomic Energy Administration drives that dream.
14 March 2011, 01:37 PM ET
A partial meltdown has occurred at three nuclear reactors in the Fukushima power plant in Japan, due to a failure of the cooling system.
14 March 2011, 01:05 PM ET
A partial meltdown has occurred at three nuclear reactors in the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Here's how.
11 March 2011, 06:29 PM ET
Earthquakes may seem to come in clusters, but that's probably just a statistical quirk, researchers say.
11 March 2011, 05:15 PM ET
The cooling systems at two nuclear plants in Japan have malfunctioned as a result of a 8.9-magnitude earthquake. A buildup of nuclear decay heat has caused a small radiation leak at one reactor site.
11 March 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Images from Japan, Chile, Haiti, Sri Lanka and other places affected by earthquakes since 2000.
11 March 2011, 04:17 PM ET
Here's a look at the science basics of Japan's earthquake and tsunamis.
11 March 2011, 04:05 PM ET
Data will help researchers understand the quake and its effects.
11 March 2011, 03:46 PM ET
Get the basics on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
11 March 2011, 03:03 PM ET
Current systems are good, but are they fast enough?
11 March 2011, 02:13 PM ET
An earthquake has struck Japan surprisingly near the date of the March 19 supermoon, but this is just a coincidence.
11 March 2011, 12:18 PM ET
Whirlpools aren't uncommon during post-tsunami chaos, eyewitness accounts suggest.
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.