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.
A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mexico on 8 September 2017. Fortunately, initial fears of a damaging tsunami hitting the coastline now appear unfounded.
Within hours of North Korea's latest underground nuclear test, Japan and South Korea were both able to independently confirm it had happened. How?
Sometimes 'stuff' isn't just stuff.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
From crossing a road to fracking for oil, everything has inherent risks. At best, we can only aim to agree that, on balance, they are contained and justified.
An international team discovers extreme underground conditions at New Zealand's Alpine Fault, which is due to rupture in a major earthquake in the next few decades.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
Oklahoma is trying to limit the number of earthquakes caused by oil and gas extraction, but some existing faults there – which could be activated by wastewater injection – have never been mapped.
A new study suggests the enigmatic Makran region could see a magnitude 9 earthquake.
Research into the 2016 Kaikoura quake revealed a domino effect that could change our understanding of seismic events worldwide.
Can California's wet weather make earthquakes more likely? Scientists are still learning about what triggers these events. Even human activity can be a culprit.
A new project tracks earthquakes accidentally induced by human activity. It suggests the problem is bigger than some scientists thought.
This special dampening material could also protect buildings from earthquakes.
Recent research contradicts the belief that a period of calm usually follows a serious earthquake.
Those communities affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident are having their resilience tested once again.
The latest earthquake off Japan's east coast was an ominous reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But despite a technical hitch at one of Fukushima's other reactors, there was no repeat this time.
Japan's response to a tsunami threat following major earthquake shows it has learned much from past events, including the deadly quake and tsunami that disabled the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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?
The threat of any tsunami following an earthquake can take time to assess, so it's important people who live in risk zones are ready for any event.