Big quakes have caused hundreds of deaths and billions in damage over the decades in California. University researchers are testing an early warning system, but putting it into place would cost at least $16 million a year.
At least 589 people are dead in southern China’s Yunnan province after a U.S. Geological Survey reported magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit on Sunday.
Twelve people were taken to hospitals and 50 houses were evacuated.
All 150 residents of Adak on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands have been evacuated after an 8.0-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific Ocean on Monday.
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s Pacific coast on April 1, killing six people. Update: A 7.6-magnitude aftershock struck the same area Wednesday night, triggering tsunami warnings.
Earthquake plans ain’t nothing to fuck with. Actual safety tips courtesy of ready.gov/earthquakes.
A shallow earthquake centered in northern Orange County caused minor damage and injuries, scattered power outages, and gas leaks.
The hosts of KTLA’s morning show exercised a healthy overabundance of caution on Monday morning when a 4.4-magnitude tremor struck the neighborhood northwest of Beverly Hills. Hit the deck!
The quake was widely felt from Georgia to North Carolina.
There’s WHAT hiding in the Pixar building?!
There reportedly haven’t been any serious injuries or major damages.
At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 earthquake hit Los Angeles, causing 57 deaths, more than 5,000 injuries, and $20 billion in property damage. Twenty years later, those who were here then reflect on one of the biggest natural disasters in L.A. history.
The death toll has risen from 85 to 144 after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippines area.
From a flooded Westminster to an earthquake in the North.
Victims demand faster relief — and the government scrambles to take their images and complaints offline. The site Free Weibo offers a glimpse into the censored comments and images from the earthquake’s relief efforts.
An earthquake in China Saturday has killed at least 186 and injured thousands more.
Chinese reporter leaves her own wedding to cover breaking news.
Thirty-two-year-old Georges Exantus thought he’d never dance professionally again after the earthquake in Haiti three years ago took his leg. But thanks to a prosthetic leg, he’s back doing what he loves, whether it be the salsa, cha-cha, or samba.
Chilling footage of houses collapsing on camera.
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Photographer Shawn Clover blends together pictures of the earthquake’s aftermath with those he took of the same spot in 2010. The result is a striking balance between destruction and creation.
A year has passed since a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast. Where were you when it happened? How are you doing today? Use this space to reflect.
Iran was hit by two earthquakes over the weekend, killing at least 250 people and injuring over 1800. The country is located on fault lines and regularly experiences very minor, unnoticed seismic activity. Although we would like to add a link so you could contribute to the recovery effort, Iran is currently not allowing outside assistance.
If combustible tap water hasn’t already soured you on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), now the state of Ohio has determined it triggers seismic activity. The process of injecting high-pressured chemicals into underground rock layers in order to release natural gas or petroleum just suffered another PR nightmare.
Memories thought lost in last year’s disaster miraculously resurface and are restored by volunteers, bringing untold joy to survivors. Here are images of the heroic effort to save photographs from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami ravaged regions.
These range from jaw-dropping to heart-breaking. The Philippines was struck by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Monday, flattening villages and triggering landslides. At least 29 are dead and dozens more are missing.
Nearly a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan’s nuclear reactors, abandoned dogs and cats still roam the ghost towns within the evacuation zones. Volunteers from the United Kennel Club Of Japan, braving radiation poisoning, are doing their best to try and save these animals.