Earthquakes News

Google Earth enhances oceans’ layer

The Lamont Seamounts are an example of the view from the seafloor synthesized by a team of oceanographers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The seamounts are due west of El Salvador,…

3.8 earthquake shakes San Francisco

A short 3.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area Monday afternoon. The quake occurred at a depth of 13.6 km (8.5 miles) and was centered between Pacifica and San…

Before-and-after tsunami satellite pictures

Google released satellite images revealing the devastation caused by the March 11 tsunami in Japan. The satellite images, which are available on Google Earth and Google Maps, show dramatically changed…

Tsunami strikes Indonesia

A tsunami has killed more than 100 people in Indonesia following an earthquake on the same fault line that triggered the massive 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake sent…

Earthquake triggers decline in a frog species

Earthquake triggers decline in a frog species Earthquake triggers decline in a frog species Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com December 3, 2007 Rare study of species after natural disaster provides new insights…

San Francisco hit by 5.6 earthquake

San Francisco hit by 5.6 earthquake San Francisco hit by 5.6 earthquake mongabay.com October 30, 2007 The San Francisco Bay Area was struck by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 8:04…

Earthquakes can break speed limit

Earthquakes can break speed limit Earthquakes can break speed limit mongabay.com August 16, 2007 Earthquakes can move faster than previously thought with rupture rates well exceeding the conventional 3 kilometeres…

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia mongabay.com August 8, 2007 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's West Java on Thursday, causing widespread panic according to Reuters.…