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NOAA animation shows how a tsunami happens

This animation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows what happens when an underground earthquake sets off a tsunami.

L.A. Mayor Garcetti's earthquake safety campaign faces obstacles

When Eric Garcetti took office as Los Angeles mayor 18 months ago, skeptics questioned whether he was setting civic ambitions too low by promising to improve street paving, tree trimming, sidewalk repairs and trash pickup.

The tsunami that helped stop a war

BANDA ACEH (IRIN) - When the earthquake struck, Irwandi Yusuf, a leader in the armed separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), was startled in his prison bunk. He began to pack his possessions into a plastic bag. "The earthquake was strong, I thought there might be a tsunami," he said. Show More Summary

Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions

Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to provide a bird’s-eye view of the situation and spot threats that can’t be […]

Medical Diplomacy Against Global Turmoil: Battling Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Ebola

The United States was there after Asia's tsunami ten years ago. It flew humanitarian aid to Pakistani flood victims with military helicopters in 2010. U.S. Marines dug Haitians from the rubble of a deadly earthquake. And now, America...Show More Summary

The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning

Ten years have passed since the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami claimed the lives of 230,000 people and inundated coastal communities with up to 30 meters high waves. Indonesia has been the most severely affected,...Show More Summary

The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning

Ten years have passed since the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami claimed the lives of 230,000 people and inundated coastal communities with up to 30 meters high waves. Indonesia has been the most severely affected,...Show More Summary

The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning

Ten years have passed since the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami claimed the lives of 230,000 people and inundated coastal communities with up to 30 meters high waves. Indonesia has been the most severely affected,...Show More Summary

Earthquake-Proofing Michelangelo’s Statue of David

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

After more than 250 small earthquakes shook Italy last week, the Italian Ministry of Culture announced it will spend €200,000 (~$245,000) on an anti-seismic base to secure Michelangelo's statue of David, the Agence France-Presse reported.

Michelangelo’s David to get $300K upgrade over earthquakes

One of the most famous works of art in the world is under threat from earthquakes.

Scientists identify mechanism that accelerated the 2011 Japan earthquake

Stanford scientists identify a mechanism that accelerated the 2011 Japan earthquake.

Baja quake in 2010 generated hundreds of landslides

The 2010 Cucapah earthquake in Baja California, triggered hundreds of landslides that sent up dust clouds all along the mountain range. David Petley, who writes the Landslide Blog, and his colleagues used remote sensing data and quantified...Show More Summary

A New Normal: US-Cuba Relations and the Path Forward

President Obama's announcement of sweeping changes in US policy toward Cuba hit Washington like an earthquake. But, over time, the greatest impact of the moves will be felt far beyond the capital's caucus rooms and cameras. With a bold...Show More Summary

Earthquake early warnings could go public in 2 years

An earthquake early-warning system could be available to the public in as little as two years once enough funding is secured, a top federal scientist said this week.

Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Bridgeport, Calif. on U.S. 395

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening 12 miles from Bridgeport, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:14 p.m. PST at a depth of 5.0 miles.

Napa quake's 'afterslip' could continue to cause damage

Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.

After big quake, Napa fault could move 6 inches in 3 years

Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.

After big quake, Napa fault could move 6 inches in 3 years

Think the Napa fault stopped moving after producing a 6.0 earthquake in August? Think again.

Football: CIF to announce venue for 2015 bowl games on Saturday

There are three venues that are finalists to host the CIF state championship Open Division bowl game in 2015. They are Sacramento State, StubHub Center in Carson and a new stadium being built in San Jose for the San Jose Earthquakes...

Matsui to Team Up With Jeter for Baseball Charity in Japan

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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