The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
Human-induced earthquakes have been reported from every continent except Antarctica. We asked a geologist to investigate whether North Korea's nuclear tests could trigger geological changes.
As global demand for energy and mineral supplies increases worldwide, the number of man‑made earthquakes is expected to rise. That increases the importance of understanding connection between the two.
The Tehuantepec gap in southeastern Mexico, where this month's massive earthquake originated, was long thought to be 'aseismic.' On September 7, scientists learned otherwise.
Within hours of North Korea's latest underground nuclear test, Japan and South Korea were both able to independently confirm it had happened. How?
Gravity waves recorded in the sun for the first time reveal some interesting facts.
Research into the 2016 Kaikoura quake revealed a domino effect that could change our understanding of seismic events worldwide.
Recent research contradicts the belief that a period of calm usually follows a serious earthquake.
Potentially deadly and dangerous earthquakes can strike at any time. But can authorities get some early warning from monitoring the hundreds of small quakes that usually go unnoticed?
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
One of Iceland's most active volcanoes is showing signs of waking up after nearly 100 years.
Scientists in Japan have discovered a way to 'hear' storms on the other side of the planet and use them to study the Earth's crust.
There are already early warning systems for earthquakes, but advances in seismology provide hope that experts will be able to predict when new ones will occur.
When two major earthquakes occur within days of each other thousands of kilometres apart, it can look like they're connected. But are they? Here's what the science says.
New research shows the earthquake that struck central Nepal in April this year was only a partial rupture of the fault line, meaning another strong quake could be due in future.
Retrofitting old or cheap houses with earthquake protection is often expensive and laborious. What if we could save whole streets at a time?
How studying the injection technique involved in fracking also tells us something about earthquakes.
For seismologists, there's much to be learned after a major earthquake, as aftershocks help them map out the fault with high precision. More data now can prepare a region for its next big one.
Nepal may have had a well-known history of earthquakes but predicting when and where a major seismic event will strike is an ongoing challenge.
Earthquake analysis could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes.