Physicists in France went to a forest, pounded the ground and measured vibrations. It turns out that trees are effective at absorbing seismic waves. Might this open the way to creating protective mantles that help shield cities from earthquakes?
Mexico has been hit by magnitude 6.1 earthquake, according to the country's seismological service. The tremor comes four days after a quake near Mexico City that killed about 300 people.
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 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 226 people, including more than 20 children at a collapsed primary school. Rescue teams are working tirelessly to locate survivors trapped under the rubble.
Seismic fault-line water, much hotter than expected, has been discovered in New Zealand. Geologists say the fluid could be harnessed to generate electricity or heating.
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