Small earthquakes can point to a region where larger, destructive and potentially deadly quakes may occur.
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?
Truth is out there.
Sonification is a technique for converting data into sound. It could transform the study of distant worlds.
Could Katla do this?
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.
Amatrice in central Italy was among the areas hit by a 6.2 earthquake that killed at least 252 people.
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.
The recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador were large, but were they connected?
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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 April 2015 earthquake flattened villages and towns, but more may be to come.
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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?
Could fracking save lives?
How studying the injection technique involved in fracking also tells us something about earthquakes.
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.
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.
I’ve been underestimated for too long.
Earthquake analysis could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes.
The day after: a Sri Lankan man begins the slow process of rebuilding.
Ten years ago we witnessed one of the worst natural disasters in history, when a huge earthquake off the coast of Sumatra triggered a devastating tsunami which swept across the Indian Ocean. An estimated…
L'Aquila is still in repair.
It has been five years since an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila leaving 309 people dead. In the aftermath one public official and six earthquake scientists were charged with multiple counts…
Earthquakes could act as an early warning system for volcanic eruptions, according to new research. Researchers have found…
Rose out of thin water.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit south-central Pakistan on Tuesday this week. Reports of hundreds of casualties highlight the awful scale of the tragedy, made more difficult for rescuers by the remote location…
Earth crust cutaway.
A little more than 90 years ago, British geologist Herbert Hall Turner noticed some earthquake data that suggested a surprising explanation. The only way to explain it was if the quake had occurred hundreds…
The public should be made aware of all possible scenarios within an earthquake sequence.
You’ll know by now that six scientists and a government official have been [found guilty of manslaughter](as reported yesterday](https://theconversation.com/scientists-found-guilty-for-laquila-earthquake-deaths-but-why-10292…
Earthquakes that took place every 25 minutes for a year in an Antarctic ice sheet have enhanced researchers’ understanding…
Coal’s toll? A Newcastle church cupola damaged in the 1989 earthquake serves as a memorial for the 13 people killed.
This week’s 5.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Moe in Victoria’s brown-coal mining region of the La Trobe Valley brings to mind the 5.6 magnitude quake of 1989 in another coal-mining heartland…