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.
It turns out that the coast of Istanbul may be in for a major earthquake in the future.
In March 2010, Antarctica experienced more of an icequake than usual due to the Chilean earthquake. The kicker is that this earthquake occurred 3,000 miles away.
On Sunday, a horrendous earthquake struck China's Yunnan province--killing close to 400 people and injuring over 1,800.
Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact appeared to be mostly limited.
The Balkan and Mediterranean countries as well as Turkey are all at higher risk of earthquakes than many other Europeans, according to a map produced by EU researchers.
Could there be a way to predict earthquakes? In the case of the 2012 Costa Rica earthquake there was. Scientists using GPS to study changes in Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake.
An earthquake killed one person and injured at least 86 others in Taiwan on Wednesday and officials say it occurred on a "blind fault" which could produce a far stronger earthquake in the future.
The alert status of the active Iceland volcano, Hekla, has been raised after a series of earthquakes.