earthquake

Look At The Tiny Earthquakes Scientists Make To Predict Real Ones

This photo, captured through a polarising filter, shows the buildup of stress along a modelled fault line at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where a team of scientists is trying to figure out how to forecast earthquakes.


The Himalayas Dropped Almost A Metre After The Nepal Earthquake

The earthquake in Nepal was so violent it moved mountains. Satellite imagery shows that the parts of the Himalayas sank three feet (91cm) — and the area around it as much as five feet (152cm) — as tectonic plates snapped under extreme pressure. But the mountains will regain their height, slowly but surely, thanks to the geologic forces at work.


Short Documentary: What It's Like To Be In Nepal After The Earthquake

Another massive earthquake hit Nepal today, this time the epicentre was near Mount Everest. It’s so sad because the people of Nepal are still recovering from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake just two weeks ago that had killed thousands and wrecked Nepal to an unimaginable degree. Samaritan’s Purse filmed this short to tell the stories of the survivors and shows ways in which we can help out.


NASA's Radar Found 4 Men Trapped In Rubble In Nepal By Their Heartbeats

A couple years ago, NASA and DHS unveiled a portable radar unit based on technology used to detect alien life on distant exoplanets. This radar unit, though, would be used closer to home — to find people burried under rubble. In the first real-world demonstration of its use, the device helped save four men trapped under earthquake rubble in Nepal.


Buying These Epic Photos Will Help Nepal

I spent two months — this past November and January — trekking and climbing in Nepal. I journeyed there for the mountains, but the tiny country’s vibrant culture and kind people are what stole my heart.


Two Ways You Can Join Nepal's Earthquake Relief Effort From A Computer

There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.


Video Shows The Avalanche That Hit Everest Base Camp After Earthquake

This is terrifying. German climber Jost Kobusch was at Everest Base Camp as the earthquake that devastated Nepal, hit Everest too. You can see the people realise the ground was shaking and then immediately get hit by a horrific avalanche right after. So sad.


The Surprising Way Japan's 2011 Earthquake Is Still Changing The Climate

The 9.0 Tohoku earthquake damaged thousands of buildings when it ripped through Japan four years ago. Much of that debris is gone now, but the broken buildings had an invisible effect too: The earthquake released thousands of tons of ozone-destroying greenhouse gases into the air.


Manslaughter Conviction For Italian Earthquake Scientists Overturned

In 2012, the Italian courts handed down a decision that you could say sent shockwaves across the world. Seven Italian scientists were sentenced to six years in prison. Their crime? Failing to warn the public about earthquake risks right before a magnitude 6.3 quake killed 309 people. Today, six of those convictions were overturned.


Earthquake Warning App To Give Californians A Head Start On Disaster

Thirty seconds doesn’t seem like a long time, but it can be the window between life and death when an earthquake hits. That’s why Early Warning Labs is teaming up with the U.S. government on an early warning app that will give people in earthquake-prone areas some added time.