On 26 December 2004, a moment magnitude Mw = 9.3 earthquake occurred along Northern Sumatra, the Nicobar and Andaman islands, resulting in a devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.
Geoscience events - Archive
Some of the worst flooding in a century in China has killed at least 536 people in the past two weeks.
Forecasters on Friday were predicting more rain for the area where the rising waters have already forced the evacuation of 1.4 million residents, ...
The Jordan River, where Christians believe Jesus was baptised, is heavily polluted with sewage and is in danger of drying up after decades of conflict and intense agricultural use,environmentalists say.
Reconstruction efforts to help those hit by the December 2004 tsunami have not always concentrated on the poorest, British charity Oxfam said Saturday, AFP reported.
Nitrogen oxides produced by huge fires and fossil fuel combustion are a major component
A Canadian scientist said that it may be possible to find new salamander species in amphibian fossils
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 5.45am Saturday in northwest Sumatra, 151km from Banda Acheh, and 846km northwest of Kuala Lumpur.
The rate of strain building up in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is similar to other seismic zones in the country.
Two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists believe that rare-earth elements may be the best tool for tracking--and pinpointing sources of--costly soil erosion.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- Tajikistan's president has called for more international aid to alleviate the ecological damage from Central Asia's shrinking Aral Sea
A submarine seismic sensor was recently set in place at 2400 m depth, off Toulon
Construction work of a cement plant has started in Andimeshk, northern Khuzestan Province. The plant is to be built in Bidrubeh region of this southwestern city in an area of about 150 hectares.
Two earthquakes measuring four and 3.6 degrees on the Richter scale hit the city of Bostanabad in this northwestern province Wednesday night and Thursday morning, respectively.
In their explorations of Mars, both the Spirit and Opportunity rovers found evidence that liquid water was once on the planet's surface.