What do quakes on Mars feel like?

Data from NASA's Insight mission let researchers experience what a "marsquake" might feel like, and compare to quakes on Earth and the moon.

ETH Zurich | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology earthquakes mars moons planets space

Methane bubbles hint at offshore quakes to come

Scientists looked at more than 1,700 bubble plumes off the Washington coast. What they learned could clarify what will happen during an offshore earthquake.

Hannah Hickey-UW | March 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment bubbles earthquakes methane oceans

Hundreds of thousands of ‘ice quakes’ shake Antarctica nightly

Every night in Antarctica thousands of tiny quakes occur below the ice. They may help scientists track glacier melting.

Louise Lerner-Chicago | March 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment antarctica climate-change earthquakes glaciers ice

New tsunami warnings could get more people to safety

"During the Tōhoku earthquake, a lot of people escaped to higher ground, like the roof, but they didn't go high enough."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | Jan. 22, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology earthquakes japan natural-disasters prediction sensors tsunamis waves

Major earthquakes could still devastate Nepal

In 2015, a major earthquake hit Nepal. A new model indicates that quake could've just been the beginning.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Jan. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology earthquakes natural-disasters nepal plate-tectonics

Sunken ‘beaches’ offer vision of Catalina’s undersea future

After more than a century of debate about whether California's Santa Catalina Island is rising or sinking, researchers may have the answer.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | Nov. 30, 2018 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology earthquakes islands oceans plate-tectonics sea-levels

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