North Korea's underground nuclear test shows it is making big strides toward becoming a true nuclear power. But the test may also reveal key clues the secretive nation might have hoped to hide about how close, or how far away, it is from fielding a...
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of western Canada on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami advisory for Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon and California. There were no immediate reports of damage.
An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, but biologists say the project is likely to have "unavoidable adverse effects" on marine life and the environment.
A series of small to moderate earthquakes that shattered windows and knocked trailer homes off their foundations is putting people in this small farming town east of San Diego on edge as they continue to feel jolts that scientists said could last for days.
The Japanese operator of the nuclear power plant devastated in last year's disasters received a 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion) bailout Tuesday, putting it under government ownership, while international experts visited another plant that survived the tsunami's impact.
Two deadly tsunamis in the last decade - the most recent off Japan just one year ago - have left the world much better prepared. The only wave to hit Wednesday was less than 30 inches high, rolling to Indonesia's emptied coastline.
Authorities are flummoxed as to the source of mysterious booms that resonated again in the eastern Wisconsin city of Clintonville early Wednesday, and hope a public meeting will calm residents' nerves.
A series of mysterious underground booms have been rattling an eastern Wisconsin city for at least two nights, baffling residents and local officials who have ruled out theories from earthquakes to water pressure problems.