We might not be able to predict the next big earthquake, but we can make sure we're ready for it and understand the risks.
In a recent survey, 64% of youths said they've experienced bushfires, heatwaves and drought in the past three years. But 88% believe they're not taught to protect themselves and their communities.
Massive landslides can trigger destructive and deadly tsunamis, and climate change could make them worse.
A big dip in the Earth's crust may record an ancient continental collision from the dawn of plate tectonics.
Medieval disaster response was not so different to the measures we use today.
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New research confirms that massive plumes of buoyant hot rock once rose from near the Earth's core to the surface and triggered vast volcanic eruptions - and that New Zealand sits on top of one.
What is political will or political commitment to disaster risk reduction? Why is it important to measure political commitment? And how to measure it?
Bhaktapur suffered 300 deaths, 2,000 wounded and over 30,000 houses damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Heritage restoration has become crucial to community recovery.
Nepal's past dealing with multiple disasters, including the aftermath of its civil war and the massive earthquake of 2015 may have helped the country prepare for the current COVID-19 crisis.
Earthquakes happen over seconds to minutes. Slow slip events on the other hand can last for weeks or months.
Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
Puerto Rico was once home to about 110,000 Taínos, an indigenous people decimated by the Spanish conquest. Their ancient homeland was located in the area hit hard by recent earthquakes.
Puerto Rico's January earthquakes came after many foreshocks and have been followed by numerous aftershocks. Scientists are studying these sequences to improve earthquake forecasting.
A tricky kind of earthquake that happens in the soft rock of the ocean floor causes much larger tsunamis than their magnitude would predict. New research pinpoints a way to identify the danger fast.
Simulations help prepare students for challenges outside the classroom.
Post-earthquake aftershocks are often assumed to be less violent, but that's not always the case.
A devastating quake and tsunami in the Pacific Ocean prompted a new kind of post-disaster research. Ten years on, we need these lessons to prepare for a precarious future.
Talk of moving people out of Japan's cities into rural areas is changing after the recent cyclone hit near Tokyo. Smarter, more connected cities may be a safer way to go.
There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.