A wave approaches Miyako City after the earthquake struck on March 11, 2011.
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.
The remains of a house in Mingora, Swat, Pakistan.
REUTERS/Hazrat Ali Bacha
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit Afghanistan, with the effects felt as far away as India.
The scene in Balakot, 2005.
Ten years ago, a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in Pakistan. How has the devastated town of Balakot recovered?
Could media reports of natural disasters reduce people’s risk perception?
AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy
Are you at risk from natural disasters? Research shows media reports could actually reduce people's perceptions of risk.
Chileans wait outside after evacuating during the earthquake in Santiago.
Earthquake monitoring can now detect a quake and warn people before it arrives.
Retrofitting old or cheap houses with earthquake protection is often expensive and laborious. What if we could save whole streets at a time?
A man running while his village is evacuated a day after the 7.3 magnitude aftershock earthquake in Nepal.
The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that hit Nepal this week should be classed as an aftershock rather than a second earthquake.
On top of the devastation following the first earthquake, a second has hit.
What led to the second major earthquake to hit Nepal in less than a month?
Ocean bottom seismometer floating after releasing its anchor on the seafloor.
Yusuke Yamashita, ERI, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Japan has the most powerful seismic network in the world. And this network is throwing out some warning signs.
People catch up with the news of the earthquake at a kiosk in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal has thousands of journalists working in hundreds of media outlets and publications. But getting the story out about the deadly earthquake was no easy task.
Surface measurements hint at what’s going on within.
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.
Did you feel that?
Cloud computing has the potential to predict earthquakes based on animal behaviour.
The grassroots take the lead.
The relationship between Nepal and the international development industry has long been difficult. But the work of Nepalese youth groups gives grounds for hope.
Nepalese soldiers unload food supplies at an army base in Chautara, Nepal, April 29 2015.
Research suggests that many international health-oriented responses are poorly targeted. So what kind of health response would best target the needs of the Nepalese?
Ruined temples in Kathmandu.
The earthquake in Kathmandu – a popular tourist destination – killed both locals and visitors. Here's what travelers can do to pack for geohazards.
There is currently no technique that could have helped Nepal predict when the recent earthquake would strike.
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.
A crack in a road near Kathmandu caused by the earthquake.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday was caused by the same forces that built the Himalayas, and science is helping predict where the next quake might strike.
Rescue workers looking for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
EPA/Carl Whetham/International Federation of the Red Cross
The recovery effort is now underway after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal. The challenge will be to rebuild a stronger nation.
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Rose out of thin water.
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