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…