In the aftermath of the world's worst nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in 1986, which resulted in radiation that ultimately reached as far as Japan and the US, the Soviet Union slappe...
For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture i...
About 65 million years ago, a huge asteroid slammed into the Earth.
Scientists have discovered what is kind of like a very big, extremely warm hot tub beneath a Bolivian volcano.
It's a scary scenario: an asteroid headed for Earth, just four years away from slamming into our home planet.
Patterns and frequency of earthquakes may serve as early indicators of bigger events
Million of years in the past, a comet or an asteroid might have slammed into the Earth at an important time in its climatic history.
Scientists’ knowledge of the geology of southern California has been shaken up by the discovery of a new faultline that runs parallel to the San Andreas.
A swarm of small quakes near the San Andreas fault spurred officials in California to issue an earthquake alert for residents of Southern California
As authorities in California battle devastating wildfires across the state, experts are weighing the infernos’ effects on wildlife.