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Seismic Activity

These Cities Are At High Risk For Life-Threatening Earthquakes

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.29.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Last weekend's tragic earthquake in Nepal, estimated to have killed over 5,000 people, has left many in a tailspin over the increasing risk of earthqu...

The Earth Has An Eerie Hum, And Now We Know Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.16.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that Earth produces an eerie low-frequency hum that's inaudible to humans but detectable with seismic instruments. But as f...

How Prepared Is San Francisco for a Major Earthquake?

Jiyan Wei | Posted 05.10.2015 | San Francisco
Jiyan Wei

To get a sense for the financial impact of this activity, we looked at the distribution of job valuations for seismic retrofit permits across the time series.

ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Exploration Is Root Cause of Whale Deaths in Madagascar

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jackie Savitz

This new science, combined with today's report on the whales killed by seismic technology in Madagascar, should be reason enough to at least put this proposal on hold, if not stop it in its tracks.

WATCH: Is This Volcanic Activity In Rome?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Weird News

On Saturday, something strange came up at Rome's Fiumicino airport. No, we're not talking about Superman, but instead what appears to be a fumarole, a...

Debate Erupts Over Cause Of Mud Disaster

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

A catastrophic mud eruption in Indonesia blamed on drilling by an oil company might instead have natural causes, new research suggests. In 2006, the...

My Petition to the President - A Deaf Whale Is a Dead Whale

Ted Danson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

In the ocean you find a symphony of sound, from the clicking of snapping shrimp to the long mournful wails of whales, and zips of dolphins. Now imagine this oceanic soundscape shattered by dynamite-like blasts, every 10 seconds for days and even weeks on end.

Fans Of Quirky Quake Scientist Work To Preserve His Fading Legacy

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

CINCINNATI — Ohio native Charles Richter's scale for measuring the power of earthquakes isn't as widely used as before, but he has fans determin...

More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
John C.K. Daly

As the practice of hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas continues to spread not only in the U.S. but worldwide, the scientific community has increasingly focused on the environmental consequences of the technique.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Iceland Volcano Monitored After Seismic Activity Surge

AP | PAISLEY DODDS and GUDJON HELGASON | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A surge of small earthquakes has been reported around Iceland's Katla volcano, but scientists said Tuesday there is no imme...

Magnitude-6.8 Earthquake Strikes Japan Coast

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck off Japan's northeastern coast Friday, triggering a tsunami advisory that was later lifted. There were no i...

Volcano Forces Nearly 1,000 To Flee In Indonesia

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)-- Nearly 1,000 residents have fled two villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history ...

Indonesian Volcano Alert Level Raised To Highest

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Officials raised the alert for an Indonesian volcano with history of violent explosions to its highest level following a series ...

Indonesia Hit By Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake

AP | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's Papua province on Sunday, causing panic among residents but no immediate re...

'Devastating' Roman Earthquake Rumors Online Frighten Locals

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

ROME (Reuters) – If tourists find Rome unusually quiet next Wednesday, the reason will probably be that thousands of locals have left town in fe...

Google Satellite Images Show Japan Devastation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Released Google Satellite photos show the extent of damage after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake and ferocious tsunami slammed into Japan's eastern shore F...

World's Most Expensive Catastrophes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With Japan facing a mounting economic crisis in the wake of Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and deadly tsunami, global insurers are already calling ...

Japan's Hardest Hit Regions Reel From Devastation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though rescue workers continue their frantic search, Japan's death toll is already expected to exceed 10,000 following Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthqua...

Extra Compensation For Chinese Victims Of NZ Quake?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A Chinese official said Monday that New Zealand should consider special compensation to parents of Chinese students killed ...

U.S. Estimates Japan Quake Left Billions In Damages

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan Friday was the strongest quake in the area in nearly 1,200 years. David Apple...

150-Year-Old Time Capsules Found In Quake Rubble

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The discovery of two objects believed to be 150-year-old time capsules among the rubble of Christchurch Cathedral after New Zealand's devastating 6.3-...

Cathedral Symbolizes New Zealand's 'Broken Heart'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - For 130 years, Christchurch Cathedral stood at the center of its city as a graceful monument to its heritage and civi...

Photos Of New Zealand In Ruins After Massive Quake

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 65 people have died after a massive earthquake toppled churches and tall buildings in one of New Zealand's biggest cities. As CBS is reporti...

Earthquake Rocks Chile

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAUQUENES, Chile — A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year's magnitude-...