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Seismic Activity

Why We Must Continue to Protect the Atlantic

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Earlier this year, our efforts to protect our ocean, waves and beaches off the Atlantic scored a major victory when the Obama Administration excluded areas along the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the 2017-2022 leasing plan. But, the battle to protect the Atlantic is far from over.

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.

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.

'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 fear o...

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...

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...

Haiti In Photos, One Year Later

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One year after a devastating earthquake toppled homes and killed roughly 250,000 people in Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's poorest country is still re...

Signs of a Nifty Jobs Surprise

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

A lot of leery stock market players are suddenly hot to trot again, obviously seduced by the recent rise in equity prices, namely a surge in the Dow of more than 1,000 points or about 11% since Sept. 1.

Ecuador Newscasters Feel Earthquake (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ecuador's magnitude-7.1 earthquake interrupted a Thursday morning newscast in Guayaquil. While visibly shaken, the station's crew of reporters maintai...


MementoMori | Ken Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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Los Angeles Earthquake Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

** Complete details about the Southern California earthquake here. Video of the quake and related news is here. ** Satellite images of the earthquake...

Los Angeles Earthquake Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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** Complete details about the Southern California earthquake here. Photos of the quake and related news are here. ** A strong earthquake shook Southe...