Dear California: You Can't Get The Largest Earthquakes In The World

I love disaster movies. I even love cheesy disaster movies, ones where the speed of cold is a thing, and violent volcanoes pop up in the middle of a continental plate. I'll be watching San Andreas when it comes out next spring. I just expect to be entirely befuddled by its earthquakes. » 12/10/14 11:12am 12/10/14 11:12am

Japan's Mt. Fuji Volcano In A "Critical State"

In March 2011, the most violent earthquake in Japan's recorded history shuddered through that country's bedrock. The greatest geological disturbance, however, was recorded not at the quake's epicenter in Tohoku, but the earth beneath Mount Fuji, indicating the active volcano is now likely in what researchers call a… » 7/16/14 8:35am 7/16/14 8:35am

7.7 magnitude quake in Pakistan just created a new island

A massive, 7.7 magnitude quake struck south-central Pakistan on Tuesday afternoon local time. The USGS warns that there will high casualties and economic losses, requiring international response. Seismologists have also confirmed that the quake raised a new island, about 30-40 feet high, off the coast. » 9/24/13 9:50am 9/24/13 9:50am

NASA releases a model of last year's devastating Tohoku-oki tsunami

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history — the quake responsible for triggering the massive and deadly Tohoku-oki tsunami. The animation up top, released yesterday by NASA, shows the tsunami's motion across the Pacific basin in the 22 hours following the… » 3/12/12 9:00am 3/12/12 9:00am