The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis.
A new study suggests that the common believe that the Earth's tectonic plates stay strong when they slide under another plate may not be universal.
Scientists may be able to predict the source of the Northwest's next big earthquake.
Earth may have undergone its first ever CT scan. Researchers have used seismic waves from large earthquakes to map the Earth's interior to better understand its volcanic processes.
The mud volcano disaster in Indonesia may actually have been caused by humans. Scientists have taken a closer look at the Lusi mud flow and have found that it may have had its roots in human interference.
It turns out that Africa experienced some massive earthquakes in the past. Researchers have uncovered evidence of a large earthquake in Tanzania that occurred about 25,000 years ago.
California may be in danger of facing a tsunami. Researchers have discovered several major faults that lie offshore and could cause quakes and tsunamis that may impact the west coast.
Following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake, scientists have announced that Nepal's high country may risk landslides and mudslides in the following weeks.
The hunt for alien life continues, but one planet may not be as hospitable to life as scientists once believed. Researchers have examined our cosmic neighbor, Tau Ceti, and have found that the system is unlikely to host life.
Imagine getting an earthquake warning on your smartphone. Scientists have found that smartphones and other personal electronic devices could potentially function as early warning systems for large earthquakes.
GPS and satellite data can be used in a real-time, coordinated effort to fully characterize a fault line within 24 hours of an earthquake, ensuring that aid is delivered faster and more accurately than ever before.
It turns out that the tectonic plates aren't as rigid as we first thought. Scientists have found that these puzzle pieces that make up Earth's crust actually flex and bend, challenging the notion that the plates are stiff and unyielding.