Earthquake

News

Southern California Was Just Hit With Its Biggest Earthquake In Years

It’s still too early to tell the amount of damage caused by the quake.
Mack Lamoureux
7.5.19
Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.19.19
seismic waves

Mysterious Waves Rippled Across the Earth and Scientists Don't Know Why

Some seismologists have speculated the strange waves could be related to volcanic activity.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.18
palu earthquake

The Horror of Watching Your Home Get Swallowed by Liquid Earth

“My son is still traumatised. He asked me, 'Can I sleep with my eyes open? I’m afraid there will be another earthquake.'"
Iqbal Lubis
10.4.18
Lombok Earthquake

Teams Are Searching the Rubble of Lombok By Hand to Find Survivors

We went into the hardest hit part of the island and found search and rescue teams working tirelessly by hand to save people trapped beneath the ruins.
Akhyar M Nur
8.7.18
A Year of Lil Wayne

A Year of Lil Wayne: Three Thoughts on Lil Wayne's "Earthquake" with Jazze Pha

No rapper is properly cocky anymore.
Kyle Kramer
5.30.17
Film

The UN's Latest VR Film Connects You with a Nepalese Earthquake Survivor

Sabita survived an earthquake that left nearly 9,000 people dead, 22,000 injured, and 3 million displaced.
Beckett Mufson
12.17.16
Stuff

People in Wellington Tell Us About Last Night’s Big Quake

"My apartment, like everyone's, turned into just a total mess and everything fell off the walls."
Laura Pitcher
11.14.16
Stuff

'I Spent 23 Hours Under the Debris': We Spoke to Three Italian Earthquake Survivors

We asked three people who survived some of the worst earthquakes in recent Italian history to recall what it was like to be at the mercy of Mother Earth.
VICE Staff
11.1.16
News

Why Prosecutors Believe the Mafia Played a Role in the Italian Earthquake Deaths

It may be a natural disaster, but the complex relationship between organised crime and the aftermath of earthquakes goes back decades.
Thomas Gane
9.13.16
italy

How You Can Help Earthquake Survivors by Eating Amatrice's Signature Pasta Dish

A food blogger named Paolo Campana has initiated a fundraiser for the people of Amatrice—one that capitalises on the popularity of the town’s famous pasta dish.
Alex Swerdloff
8.26.16
Photo

A Night with the Rescue Teams Looking for Survivors of Italy's Earthquake

The town of Amatrice has been reduced to rubble.
Alessandro Iovino
8.26.16
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