An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 that hit the city of Tangshan at 3:42 a.m. on the 28th of July 1976, "The Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976."
Tsunamis are mainly caused by earthquakes but one of the less common causes is also volcanoes, which can either be on land or underwater. When they erupt, large amounts of water are displaced and a tsunami is formed.
The best earthquake resources that I have found, supplying lists and/or maps to seismic events of all sizes and dating back as much as thousands of years ago. Indispensable information for research..
It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern world history. It destroyed a major city and supposedly killed 300,000. But, nobody was sure if it was an earthquake or cyclone.
A brief explanation of the largest and tallest volcano in the entire solar system , the Olympus Mons (extinct volcano) on the planet Mars!!!
An eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano would be a cataclysmic event that would kill many thousands and damage our planet. So is this huge caldera due to erupt in the near future?
I've been through two 7+ earthquakes since I moved to California in 1996, and 7s don't scare me. However, looking at earthquake maps of the U.S. for the last fifteen years, I've seen something that worries me.
There are more than one MILLION earthquakes a year. Where will the next one strike? Find out here why earthquakes happen and how you could be affected by the tremors.
I fell in love with volcanoes when I saw Pu'u O'o erupt in Hawai'i in 1986. Here's amazing photos, videos, and a brief summary of the eruption, which is still going today.
A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust through which hot molten magma, gases and ash ejects to the earth's surface.