seismology

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
2.15.19
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
11.29.18
shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.25.18
Insight

NASA's Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast.
Becky Ferreira
5.4.18
Washington

Mount St. Helens Is ‘Recharging’ With Magma, Say Geologists

“The volcano is still very much alive.”
Sarah Emerson
5.10.16
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Is So Afraid of This Volcano, It Asked Western Scientists for Help

The rumblings of an enigmatic volcano have brought geologists from North Korea and the West together for a rare moment of scientific diplomacy.
Alex Kasprak
4.15.16
apps

Researchers Are Making an App to Predict Earthquakes

A new citizen science project might help us be better prepared for earthquakes.
Emiko Jozuka
2.12.16
Music

Listen to Seismic Waves from the Depths of the Earth

The Seismic Sound Lab turns data from seismometers, recording things like the Tōhoku earthquake, into a visual and auditory experience.
Noémie Jennifer
2.2.16
Science

Five Years Later: Italian Supreme Court Lets Earthquake Scientists Off the Hook

The seismologists had been handed down six-year jail terms for failing to predict a quake.
Michael Byrne
11.21.15
studies

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?
Michael Byrne
11.9.15
Film

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?
Mike Pearl
5.27.15
earth

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.
Graham Templeton
5.1.15
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