Old concrete is not known for standing up to earthquakes, but retrofits made with carbon fiber and shape memory alloy may change that assumption.
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A network of undersea faults off the coast of Southern California could produce huge quakes that could send tsunami waves crashing into Los Angeles, new research suggests.
The massive earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people in Nepal over the weekend also left dozens of historic buildings in ruins.
The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake brings a risk of disease outbreaks — including measles and diarrheal diseases — among the survivors.
Earthquakes occur every day, but most people don't notice the small ones. Here's what causes earthquakes.
An Arctic blast sweeping across the East Coast, from Canada south to Florida, left much of the country blanketed in ice and snow this week.
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured a jaw-dropping photo of Cyclone Bansi from the International Space Station.
As the first blizzard of 2015 bears down on the Atlantic Coast, here are five stunning weather maps that highlight its massive impact.
The fierce nor'easter pummeling the East Coast today is occurring because of a perfect confluence of events.
Ten years ago we witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in history, when a huge earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a devastating tsunami which swept across the Indian Ocean.
An ancient, catastrophic flood or earthquake may explain how a bewildering rock formation in Colorado's Rocky Mountains formed, a new study finds.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 shook southern Alaska Thursday (Sept. 25), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
One U.S. government agency is taking the drone craze to a whole new level. NOAA just launched a drone directly into a hurricane.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater may be building up along a now-quiet fault on the coast of Istanbul, a new study finds.