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Extraordinary earthquake lights explained -- they're not UFOs

The rare and colorful lights sometimes seen before major earthquakes could come from electric charges in certain types of rock.

By Jan. 6, 2014


Government shutdown can't shake earthquake updates

Those in earthquake country visit USGS.gov to find out the magnitude of the latest temblor. But thanks to Capitol Hill gridlock, the site initially had no data after a 3.0 quake Sunday night.

By Oct. 6, 2013


Apple, Samsung, others raise $32M after China earthquake

The two rivals lead a list of technology firms donating money in response to Saturday's powerful earthquake in China.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Japan earthquake anniversary: Digital media lessons we've learned

On the first anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, here are some thoughts on implications for the digital media realm.

By Mar. 11, 2012


Reporters' Roundtable: Earthquake engineering

Today we talk about engineering for earthquakes, and how what we know about geology affects how structures are designed for different locations. Our guests: a structural engineer and a geologist from the USGS.

By Mar. 18, 2011


Aftermath of Japan's earthquake (photos)

A magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan causes damage, but not as much as the resulting tsunami that's affecting other countries as well.

11 Images By Mar. 11, 2011


Earthquake adds stress to model launches

Automotive News reports on how the Japanese earthquake and tsunami is affecting new models launches.

By Mar. 28, 2011


Cell service jammed after East Coast earthquake

Heavy volumes of traffic disrupt wireless networks following quake today centered in Virginia that shook the whole coast. People instead turn to sites like Twitter and Facebook to update friends and loved ones.

By Aug. 23, 2011


iOS 5 gets Japan earthquake notifications

Users of the Apple mobile operating system in Japan will receive early notifications from their devices if an earthquake strikes the country.

By Aug. 22, 2011


Toshiba OLED lamp shining on earthquake zone

Designed for reading, the pad-shaped lamp can be recharged with solar-powered batteries.

By Jun. 2, 2011