So, Sochi! The Olympics are about to start, you’re going to see all sorts of shiny new buildings and ski slopes, and you’ll be so excited by the events you may not pause to consider how they got there.
The magnitude 7.9 temblor triggered a tsunami warning that was later downgraded to an advisory. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage
The city’s unusual geology allows engineers and seismologists to rely upon exceptional safety measures
The smaller-than-expected tremor has scientists scrambling to redefine rules for areas of extreme seismic stress
Photos are everywhere today of wine bottles, and in some cases wine barrels, broken on the floors of Napa Valley, the famous wine region in California–dashed to the ground by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck there early Sunday.
When news hit about the catastrophic floods in Chile last month, I was immediately brought back to my field seasons in the Atacama studying earthquakes.
With services like Twitter and Facebook ready at our fingertips, the internet is making it possible for people to share more than ever about their personal experiences.
A study of earthquake cycles suggests a coming period of greater seismic activity in the Bay Area in the coming decades