Wed, Apr 11 2012 at 11:11 AM
The earthquake was triggered by oceanic plates moving side to side, not up and down. This kind of an earthquake rarely triggers a tsunami.
Wed, Apr 11 2012 at 5:44 AM
The quake's magnitude was 8.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and it struck 268 miles off the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh.
Tue, Apr 03 2012 at 9:32 AM
Researchers estimate it will take at least a year for the radioactive material released at Fukushima to get across the Pacific Ocean.
Thu, Mar 22 2012 at 9:25 AM
Video: Residents of the small Wisconsin town of Clintonville want to know what is causing the more than 400 tremors that have struck during the past week. They've ruled out an earthquake, and some residents wonder if it's extraterrestrial.
Wed, Mar 21 2012 at 3:41 AM
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, injuring 11 people, damaging hundreds of homes and sending panicked residents out onto the streets.
Wed, Mar 14 2012 at 8:39 AM
Little apparent damage is caused by series of quakes that rattle northeastern Japan, which just marked the year anniversary of last year’s devastating tsunami.
Mon, Mar 12 2012 at 12:04 PM
One year after Japan's Fukushima crisis began, the U.S. nuclear chief says American reactors should adopt safety reforms more quickly.
Sun, Mar 11 2012 at 9:29 AM
As the country marked the first anniversary of the tragedy, Yoshihiko Noda urged people to pitch in to help dispose of the rubble.
Sat, Mar 10 2012 at 11:42 AM
One year after Japan's tragic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, its 'gaman' spirit of patience is growing more proactive.
Thu, Mar 08 2012 at 3:11 AM
The mission will also take sediment samples from the trench area, whose analysis scientists hope will help find a rough timing for the next huge tremor.