earthquakes

shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.25.18
Facebook

Facebook Added Balloons and Confetti to Posts About the Earthquake in Indonesia

A spokesperson told Motherboard the company “regrets that it appeared in this unfortunate context.”
Kaleigh Rogers
8.7.18
HOTY2017

The Physicist Building the World’s Most Precise Clock

Advanced timekeeping could help unify quantum and gravitational physics, predict earthquakes, and navigate in deep space.
Matthew Gault
1.10.18
shaky ground

Inside Italy’s Thriving Market for Earthquake Pseudoscience

Legitimate fears of deadly earthquakes are fueling a cottage industry of bogus detectors and predictors.
Federico Formica
4.16.17
midwest

Hydraulic Fracking Is Behind Thousands of Earthquakes in the Midwest This Year

Oklahoma has already had seven earthquakes today.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.7.16
energy

How Much Energy Could We Really Harvest from an Earthquake?

A lot, it turns out. But not for very long.
Michael Byrne
7.24.16
Canada

Canada and the US Are Running the 'Largest' Earthquake Sim Ever

We’re due for The Big One, so officials are getting ready.
Kate Lunau
6.7.16
Canada

These Photos Were Snapped by a Giant Seafloor Observatory Deep in the Pacific

Ocean Networks Canada is wiring the ocean floor.
Kate Lunau
5.20.16
Washington

Mount St. Helens Is ‘Recharging’ With Magma, Say Geologists

“The volcano is still very much alive.”
Sarah Emerson
5.10.16
earth

New Gravimeter Technology Will Enable High-Res Drone-Based Gravity Mapping

Potential applications range from detecting volcanic eruptions to mapping underground oil lakes.
Michael Byrne
3.30.16
After the Big One

Poorly Distributed

Four days in wake of the megaquake, and society begins to collapse. People struggle to stay hopeful, fed, and organized, but desperation is setting in. Part 4 of 5.
Adam Rothstein
3.3.16
After the Big One

Fuel to the Fire

It's 8 hours after a crippling mega-quake has hit the United States. The residents of Portland are finally fighting back, but fires, fuel shortages, and chaos reign. Part 3 of 5.
Adam Rothstein
3.3.16