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Technology and apps you need when an earthquake or fire strikes the Bay Area

Power blackouts and poorly-thought-out evacuation alert systems have left Californians without critical information during natural disasters in the past. But there are some free apps for your phone, numbers to…

Unusually shallow earthquake ruptures in Chinese fracking field — ScienceDaily

An unusually shallow earthquake triggered by hydraulic fracturing in a Chinese shale gas field could change how experts view the risks of fracking for faults that lie very near the…

Precariously-balanced rocks are helping to improve earthquake hazard predictions

Precariously-balanced rocks are helping to improve earthquake hazard predictions Precariously balanced rocks, or PBRs, can be found throughout the world, identified by slender rocks balanced on a pedestal boulder. There…

Earthquake forecasting clues unearthed in strange precariously balanced rocks

Credit: Imperial College London/Caroline Brogan Precariously balanced rocks (PBRs) are formations found throughout the world where a slender boulder is balanced precariously on a pedestal boulder. They form as blocks…

Model shows how fluids unlock faults to unleash earthquake swarms — ScienceDaily

Earthquakes can be abrupt bursts of home-crumbling, ground-buckling energy when slices of the planet’s crust long held in place by friction suddenly slip and lurch. “We typically think of the…

Earthquake Sounds Could Reveal How Quickly the Ocean Is Warming

There may be a new way to take the oceans’ temperature: using sound. Like the atmosphere, they are warming because of climate change, and they have absorbed about 90 percent…

Japanese earthquake researched through Kabuki writings

It’s a tale of culture as much as science: At the time, people attributed earthquakes to Namazu-e, a massive catfish thought to live deep in the Earth. When the fish…

Earthquake may have destroyed Canaanite palace 3,700 years ago

Sept. 11 (UPI) — A new archaeological analysis suggests an earthquake may have destroyed a Canaanite palace 3,700 years ago. Excavations at a large dig site outside of Tel Kabri,…