Death by lightning strike may seem rare, but lightning has killed nearly three times as many people this year as tornadoes have, the National Weather Service reports.
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Hurricane season may have officially started on June 1, but the riskiest part of the season is only just beginning, said NOAA scientists.
A massive megathrust earthquake could strike the densely populated region around Bangladesh and east India, putting millions of lives at risk.
They may have happened within days of one another, but the devastating earthquakes in Japan had nothing to do with the strong temblor that struck Ecuador over the weekend, experts say.
Can you outrun a supervolcano? New evidence from an ancient eruption suggests the answer is a surprising yes, at least for some of the best athletes. And if you have a car, you're golden as well.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, an island in western Indonesia, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
In New Orleans, stormy weather on Tuesday (Feb. 23) created a unique phenomenon over Lake Pontchartrain: three simultaneous waterspouts whirling across the water.
The global "Doomsday Clock," which shows how close humans are to global catastrophe, is set to 3 minutes to midnight
A magical new device sounds like something out of a Harry Potter movie, but it's real technology that could benefit people in remote areas.
Many of the people who were injured from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, last year were actually hurt during the cleanup effort, after the quake was over, according to a new study.
Giant rocks stacked in seemingly gravity-defying poses could indicate that earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault can jump to another major fault in Southern California.