Recent natural disasters such as the California fires and Hurricane Michael suggest that we’re living in an increasingly precarious world. However, are earthquakes also increasing in frequency?
The concept of “earthquake weather” dates back to ancient Greece, and the tantalizing idea that we can predict earthquakes based on meteorology persists. Has modern science proven a link between temperature, humidity, and the likelihood of seismic activity?
When will the next big earthquake hit? With major fault lines in California, it’s not a matter of if, but when. Learn about fault line cycles, signs of movement, and the interval between of major earthquakes along the Hayward fault.
We’ve secured our bookshelves, packed go-kits, and set emergency plans. We like to think we’ll be cozy at home when the “Big One” hits. But, consider the worst-case scenarios: What are the most dangerous places to be when a major earthquake happens? We explore three earthquake danger spots.
Most of us are familiar with the magnitude ratings used to quantify the strength of earthquakes, but what do those numbers really mean? Learn about the systems scientists use to measure earthquake strength beyond the Richter scale.