Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand
August 16, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
Video: A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday. At least 6 aftershocks of magnitude-5.0 or stronger were also felt. Some homes and roads were damaged.
Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral opens after ungodly delay
August 7, 2013, 7:36 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At long last, a transitional structure to replace Christchurch, New Zealand's earthquake-ravaged Anglican cathedral is open for worship. And you'll never guess what it's made of.
Earthquakes trigger release of methane gas
July 29, 2013, 10:03 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Methane gas from subduction zone earthquakes should be factored into climate change models, say some researchers.
What are the most costly natural disasters? [Infographic]
July 15, 2013, 2:24 p.m.
Being prepared for the worst can help save you and your home or business serious money.
How earthquakes in Japan trigger quakes at U.S. fracking sites
July 12, 2013, 10:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The injected ground fluids increase pressure on a fault's surface, unclamping the fault and making it easier to slip to cause a quake.
Why earthquakes make volcanoes sink
July 1, 2013, 11:55 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Seismic shakes may release pent-up hydrothermal fluids within volcanoes, and as those fluid escape, the ground settles and sinks.
How the earth heals itself after an earthquake
June 28, 2013, 12:43 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Looking at faults immediately after quakes can help to improve laboratory experiments and computer modeling of quakes and aftershocks.
Why you should care about Spain's new subduction zone
June 14, 2013, 10:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
A change in the tectonic plates off the coast means a future of earthquakes and heightened plate movement in the region.
How seafloor 'breathing' could help earthquake forecasters
May 30, 2013, 10:48 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, LiveScience
By placing seismometers under the ocean, it's possible that scientists could pick out and monitor dangerous plates before they slip.
What ruby and jade can tell us about Earth's tectonic plates
May 30, 2013, 10:11 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
When and where certain gemstones form could indicate when subduction zones began to take shape.
How earthquakes in Chile have permanently deformed Earth
April 28, 2013, 1:10 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Major earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater apparently caused the crust in northern Chile to crack permanently.