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?
A strong earthquake on a different fault has shaken Indonesia's Lombok island a fortnight after 460 people died after a tremor. Several more people have been reported killed.
Hawaii's dramatic ongoing eruption has many wondering about the future for locals on Big Island. Seismologist Jessica Johnson talks to DW about blue flames, vog and laze, and what she'd do if she could go there now.
Seven years after almost 20,000 people died in an earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan, experts fear that Monday's tremor could be the harbinger of the much-feared rupture of Nankai Trough.
Seismographs are highly sensitive devices, and they do a good job of registering earthquakes at specific locations. But fiber optic cables — the data lines that delivered these words — can do much, much better.
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