Geo-researchers say Istanbul could soon experience a devastating earthquake. Tremors have occurred repeatedly where the Eurasian and Anatolian tectonic plates meet. The question is: when will the next earthquake take place and how strong will it be?
At least 61 people have died after one of the most powerful earthquakes to hit Mexico was followed by Hurricane Katia, which roared onshore in the Gulf. The president has declared three days of national mourning.
Turkey's disaster authority has reported a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the Aegean Sea, west of Turkey and east of Greece. The tremors caused landslides and structural damage on the island of Lesbos.
Despite being one of the lowest-cost and most reliable renewable energy sources, harnessing heat from the Earth almost doesn't happen outside Iceland. But leaders meeting in Italy this week are trying to change that.
Hopes are dwindling over 24 hours after an avalanche struck a luxury mountain hotel in Italy, burying at least 30 people under tons of snow and debris. So far, rescue authorities say they have recovered just two bodies.
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