EARTHQUAKES

The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led by the University of Bern and members of the National Center of...
The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses. A group of researchers led by Dr Jens Karstens from the GEOMAR...

Indonesia: No tsunami alert after earthquake of 6.6 magnitude

The US Geological Survey reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday; no tsunami warning was issued. According to...

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurs in Japan

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurred in southern Miyazaki Prefecture at around 10:25 April 8. The epicenter was about km (4 miles) north-northeast of Nichinan. The...

5.5-magnitude earthquake rocks China, tremors recorded in Almaty

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 has been registered in China's Xinjiang Region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported. The epicenter was located 58...

Taiwan quake: Everything you need to know about earthquakes

The number of fatalities and people injured in the recent Taiwan earthquake continues to rise. Taiwan's Central Weather Administration said the 7.2 magnitude earthquake...

East Coast earthquakes aren’t common, but they are felt by millions. Here’s what to know

East Coast residents were jolted Friday by a 4.8-magnitude earthquake centered near Lebanon, New Jersey, with weak rumblings felt as far away as Baltimore...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes northeastern U.S.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook the northeastern U.S. on Friday morning. The earthquake was felt from Boston down to Baltimore at 10:23 a.m. ET, according...

6.8 magnitude earthquake registered near Mariana Islands; so far no tsunami threat issued

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the Mariana Islands Friday morning, the United States Geological Survey is reporting. The notable quake was recorded just...

Why was Taiwan so well prepared for the earthquake?

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's scenic and largely rural east coast county of Hualien on Wednesday, local official Chang Tung-yao knew exactly...

Why is Taiwan so exposed to earthquakes and so well prepared to withstand them?

Taiwan was struck Wednesday by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter of a century. At least nine people were killed and hundreds injured,...

Taiwan earthquake: An earthquake scientist on what we know so far and what may happen next

Earlier today, a major earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck the central east coast of Taiwan, roughly 20 kilometers south of the city of Hualien. Locals...

Strong earthquake hits Chile

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Chile, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) announced. The press release states that the...

Dozens trapped in tunnels after Taiwan’s strongest quake in 25 years kills at least nine

Rescuers in Taiwan scrambled to free dozens of people trapped in highway tunnels after the island was struck by its strongest earthquake in 25...

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