Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities.
West Coast residents go about life knowing seismic threats are lurking, but there's a lot that people can do before an earthquake hits if they have even a few seconds of warning. A system called "ShakeAlert" picks up seismic information…
Hawaii emergency crews continue to battle lava flow and hazardous sulfur dioxide fumes, four days after the Kilauea volcano erupted on the big island. The slow-moving lava has destroyed 35 structures so far, including at least 26 homes; no fatalities…
Earthquakes can now be caused by people thanks to fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal. A new database shows how common these human-made earthquakes are.
By Larisa Epatko
Volunteers formed lines to carry buckets of debris away from damaged sites. Other helpers distributed bottles of water to work areas and neighbors cooked food for the rescuers.
By PBS NewsHour
Tuesday’s earthquake was Mexico’s second in less than two weeks, bringing back memories of the country’s catastrophic 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. What makes the region prone to earthquake damage? Judy Woodruff asks seismologist Lucy Jones to explain the science.
Hydraulic fracturing drives earthquakes in western Canada, according to research published Thursday in Science.
By Joshua Barajas
There were no immediate reports of damage.
By Larisa Epatko
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, destroying parts of popular vacation spots in the mountainous zone.
By Nadja Drost, Bruno Frederico
A project called Mapping Ecuador is allowing people to pinpoint hospitals, shelters and other key places in the South American country’s earthquake recovery.
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