A new study of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake shows boulders from rockfalls fell much further than in earlier quakes that happened before humans arrived and changed the landscape.
One of Iceland's most active volcanoes is showing signs of waking up after nearly 100 years.
Amatrice's still-standing ancient clocktower has become an iconic image from last week's deadly earthquake. But it is not the only unusual survivor.
Yesterday's earthquake in central Italy has resulted in many deaths. But it is not the earthquake that claims victims but our built infrastructure. Why is this so?
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.
Expect $33 billion of damage ... and that's just for starters.
Over 8,500 were killed in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, so how is the country coping?
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.
The earth around you might seem static but it's constantly in motion. We need to track this motion in fine detail if we're to keep our GPS networks up to date.
The destruction wrought by two earthquakes in Nepal opened up a major opportunity for child traffickers.
Christchurch is still reeling from the 2011 earthquake, but there may be more on their way.
Our climate is changing. But many of the devastating repercussions are little understood.
There was something unusual about the 2011 earthquake which caused so much damage in Japan. We should now look at other risk zones to see if something similar could happen there too.
Since the last earthquake in the region in 2005, we have got much better at recovering from disaster.
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.
Politics in Nepal will hinder relief and recovery efforts following the earthquake and its aftershocks. But look at it the other way around. Could the disaster help to resolve political problems?
The US Geological Survey recently confirmed what many people have already felt: that the rapid spread of fracking has led to more earthquakes.