Extinct volcanoes on the ocean floor get squashed by tectonic plates and create tsunami earthquakes.
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Never mind the huge cost, ecological consequences and engineering difficulties involved in a newly proposed scheme to make tornado-blocking walls, weather experts say the idea is too crazy to work.
Hurricane Amanda (now downgraded to a tropical storm) is seen at is strongest in the Eastern Pacific. The storm is the first of the Eastern Pacific 2014 hurricane season, which began on May 15.
Big earthquakes in Chile and Japan reveal that migrating series of small earthquakes could signal coming events, providing a means of earthquake prediction.
Often after severe weather strikes, people are left to pick up the pieces, but one man and his dog are on a mission to provide comfort to tornado victims.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southwest coast of Mexico today (May 8), according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
An EF4 tornado that killed 16 people in Arkansas on April 27 left a scar across the landscape more than 40 miles long. This track is visible in a new satellite image.
With the varied landscape of the United States, dangerous weather and natural disasters cannot be entirely avoided. If you could pick one type of event to evade, which would it be?
Tornadoes ripped through the southern and midwestern United States on April 27, 2014, leaving behind scenes of devastation.
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.5 struck today near southern Mexico's Pacific resort city of Acapulco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 shook Nicaragua Friday (April 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook Nicaragua Thursday (April 10), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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