QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 200, an official said.
Congress votes today to avoid partial government shutdown; Britney Spears freed from father's conservatorship; Hawaii volcano erupts. Get caught up.
If you’ve invested some time and energy into sprucing up your outdoor space, you might be looking for ways to extend your enjoyment of it. But as the weather gets colder, it’s likely that you’ll have to turn to space heaters, fire pits and other outdoor heaters to make sitting outside comfortable so you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space.
One earthquake by itself isn’t enough to create a new tectonic plate, even if it’s a really large earthquake.
TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption.
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After 50 years of teaching geology at Olivet Nazarene University, Dr. Max Reams is continuing to take his knowledge outside of the classroom and is sharing it with readers everywhere.
Its first attempt to collect a core sample earlier this month amounted to a crumbly pile.
Your home may be plagued by a wet basement or crawlspace where water enters at will whenever it rains. In addition, your yard may be the neighborhood bog, rendering it useless in the wet season. Would you be interested in knowing how to make your basement, crawlspace or yard as dry at the Atacama Desert? I thought so.
Here's a look at why earthquakes are so prevalent in Haiti and the latest updates as the death toll rises to more than 700.
Haiti on Saturday was struck by a powerful earthquake that was actually slightly stronger than the devastating 2010 quake that turned much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince into rubble. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 225 people,, an early toll that experts fear will rise dramatically in coming days. However, experts don’t think the damage will be as widespread or deadly ...
The U.S. Geological Survey, issuing a "red alert" for the disaster, estimated fatalities could stretch into the thousands. Here's what's known so far.
"There are reports of significant damage to homes, roads, and infrastructure," American Red Cross spokeswoman Katie Wilkes said.
More than 600 unmarked graves rest behind the grounds of River Bluff Health & Rehabilitation, which was an asylum before it became a nursing home. Recently, they were finally honored.
I live in central New Hampshire, aka The Granite State. They don't call it that for nothing. My own house sits directly on top of one of the enormous granite plutons, the Meredith Porphyritic Granite. A giant piece of this solid bedrock is right next to my driveway. What a perfect place for me to live, considering my college major was geology.
A tourist attraction dating back more than a century, the Illinois Caverns is the second largest cave in the state. Now it's set to reopen after being closed for more than a decade. Here's what you can find there.
Park officials said 60-year-old William Smith of Oswego was hiking out of the canyon Tuesday after completing a day hike to Ooh Ahh Point about one mile down the South Kaibab Trail when he collapsed.
Thursday's earthquake is the largest recorded in the area since a magnitude 4.0 earthquake near Middlebury, Indiana, in 1984.
People as far away as Clinton, Effingham and Bloomington-Normal reported the ground shaking on the United States Geological Survey's "Did You Feel It?" site.