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?
Geoscientists used to think volcanic hotspots were stationary. It helped us understand how tectonic plates - and continents - moved and where earthquakes lay. Now, evidence says they aren't stationary. Time to reassess?
The death toll for Monday's earthquake in Papua New Guinea stands at 15 as rescuers struggle to reach the hardest-hit mountainous highlands. It is expected to rise as rescuers reach more remote areas.
Earthquakes are very common in Iran and Iraq. That's where the Eurasian and Arabian Tectonic plates meet and where the Zagros mountain range developed – the location of the latest quake.
A deadly 6.4 magnitude quake has devastated the eastern city of Hualien. Rescuers are searching for at least 60 people who are still missing, while more than 250 people have been injured, some critically.
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