earthquake

What Is an Earthquake?

Earthquakes are a regular part of our planet's geological activity, with over 3 million happening a year. But to human…

6 years ago

Pakistan’s “Earthquake Island” Seen From Space

On the afternoon of Tuesday September 24, 2013, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Balochistan province in southern Pakistan, causing widespread destruction…

9 years ago

The Sun Doesn’t Cause Earthquakes

If that title seems like an obvious statement to you, it's ok... it seems pretty obvious to me too. But…

9 years ago

Japanese Astronomy Pushes on After Hard Year

[/caption] From faulty spacecraft to two damaged facilities, the past year has been a tough year for Japan's astronomical programs.…

11 years ago

What are the Different Types Of Earthquakes?

There are two main types of earthquakes: natural and man-made. Naturally occurring(tectonic) earthquakes occur along tectonic plate lines(fault lines) while…

11 years ago

What are Earthquake Fault Lines?

Every so often, in different regions of the world, the Earth feels the need to release energy in the form…

12 years ago

Chilean Earthquake May Have Shortened the Length of a Day on Earth

[/caption] Yikes! Just how big was the magnitude 8.8 earth quake in Chile? One scientist says the shaking may have…

12 years ago