Quake-slowing rocks found in Earth's crust

 A team of scientists has discovered unusual rocks deep inside the Earth's crust that could slow down earthquakes.

Deepest, least-explored parts of Earth's oceans mapped
Deepest, least-explored parts of Earth's oceans mapped

A team of scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering thousands of unseen seamounts on ocean floor.

New map to study continent formation

To better understand continent formation, scientists have created a new map of the seafloor, offering a detailed picture of the structures that make up its deepest, least-explored parts.

Strong earthquake, magnitude 5.6, shakes buildings in Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale was reported to have jolted buildings in Japan near eastern Honshu region on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey informed.

Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated
Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Researchers recently reconstructed the mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean and examined sediment records to unveil region's tsunami potential.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits off Indonesia; no tsunami threat, no damages

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale struck off Indonesia near Manado, Sulawesi, on Wednesday morning, informed the US Geological Survey.

California earthquake: `A sea of wine` in Napa wineries as bottles crash to the floor

As California was hit by the largest earthquake in more than two decades, knocking off power lines and causing gas-triggered fires, hundreds of wine bottles crashed to the floor.

China earthquake toll touches 398; thousands of troops, 8 planes deployed in Yunnan

The extent of the destruction can be gauged from what one of the residents of Ludian county told the Xinhua, likening the quake-hit streets to “battlefield after bombardment”.

US offers help to China for quake relief

The White House offered condolences over loss of lives in China`s southwestern province of Yunnan, where a strong earthquake befell earlier in the day, saying the US was ready to help.

367 killed, about 2,000 injured in strong quake in China

Over 367 people were killed and about 2,000 others injured after a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China`s Yunnan province, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation.

Seven small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma: USGS

The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours.

Research suggests extinct undersea volcanoes cause tsunami earthquakes

A new research has revealed that tsunami earthquakes may be caused by extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth`s crust.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

One dead, 30 injured in southern Pakistan quakes

At least one person was killed and 30 others were injured when a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan on Friday, officials said.

Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off.

Chile hit by massive aftershock: As it happened

A day after a massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on Richter scale hit the northern coats of Chile, a strong aftershock of 7.8 magnitude rocked the port of Iquique, said the US Geological Survey.

Chile struck by massive quake: As it happened

Taking the advantage of the quake that allowed jail break, 300 women prisoners escaped from the prison in Iquique.

This T-Rex to protect low-rise homes against quake

Take heart as deadly dinosaur T. Rex has not come back to life!

Greek players to help repair quake-struck nursing home

Greece international players announced Friday that they would donate a month`s wages to help fund repairs to a nursing home on Cephalonia island damaged by twin-earthquakes in January and February.

Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.