• April 12, 2012  

    Though the impact of Wednesday’s 5.9-magnitude earthquake off Oregon’s coast was minimal, a lesser-known risk of temblors — a phenomenon called liquefaction where sandy soil turns to liquid and loses its ability to support weight — has some scientists worried. Tom Bearden reports what’s being done to prepare for a major quake. Continue reading

  • May 12, 2008  

    A earthquake devastated southwestern China on Monday, killing as many as 10,000 people and trapping hundreds of others under flattened buildings, state media reported. After an update on the impact of the quake, Time Magazine’s Beijing correspondent, Austin Ramzy, discusses details and rescue efforts. Continue reading