Latest Megathrust earthquake Stories
A new study, led by the University of South Florida geologist Tim Dixon, has found that the size of large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis could be predicted by subtle shifts in the planet’s offshore plates.
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile.
Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves passing through the Georgia basin
Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.
In an attempt to better prepare for future massive “megathrust” earthquakes along the west coast of Canada, researchers have prepared a record of earthquake history in southern British Columbia.
As we are quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake that prompted the devastating Honshu tsunami, we learned this week about a rapid-response drilling operation at the site of the earthquake.
Earthquake scientists trying to unravel the mysteries of an unfelt, weeks-long seismic phenomenon called episodic tremor and slip have discovered a strange twist.
Special Looks at What a Similar Quake Could Do to Seattle, Washington, and America's Pacific Northwest WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of today's devastating earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami barreling across the Pacific Ocean, National Geographic Channel will air the world premiere special Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake this Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
September 29, 2009, event was seismic triple-whammy.
Just a few years ago, Dan Farber happened to be doing field work in Peru with students when the 8.0 Pisco earthquake struck.