A Geothermal Plant Likely Caused South Korea’s Second-Worst Earthquake
A government-commissioned survey found that fluid injection at a geothermal plant in Pohang was a probable cause for the destructive quake.
The Guy Behind This $2,400 Egg-Shaped Capsule Says It Will Save Us During Deadly Earthquakes
Meant to withstand violent impacts, Mexican engineer Reynaldo Vela’s personal protection pods take prehistoric design cues and are part of a broader trend in disaster capitalism.
asia & pacific
Second Powerful Earthquake Kills Dozens in Southwestern Japan
A 7.3-magnitude struck there region overnight, just one day after a 6.2 earthquake forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes on the island of Kyushu.
VICE News and Reuters
We Asked a Seismologist How Fucked California Would Be in a 'San Andreas'–Style Earthquake
What can a Dwayne Johnson movie teach California about disaster preparedness?
Human Activity Is Causing Significantly More Earthquakes
The rate of induced earthquakes is rising so rapidly that the US Geological Survey now includes them in their hazard models.
The Secret to Detecting Venusian Earthquakes: Hot-Air Balloons
The planet’s dense atmosphere is a challenge to landers, but a boon to balloons.