| Mar 12, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Japan (CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.
"At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The Shinmoedake volcano on Japan's southern island of Kyushu, 950 miles from the epicenter of last week's magnitude 9 earthquake, spewed ash and rocks up to 2.5 miles into the air March 13. The volcano had erupted Jan. 19 and several times afterward, most...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:32 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Although the effect of the tsunami was minuscule in California compared with Japan, the scattered damage is providing a rare opportunity to study how the waves work and to help officials better prepare for what could be a far more...
| Feb 13, 2011
When a crisis strikes a country you're visiting, it pays to have friends. By the time the U.S. government began evacuating its citizens from troubled Egypt last month, some tour operators, travel agents and private security firms had already moved their...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 7:49 PM
SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- A major earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was 43 miles northwest of Temuco at a depth of 10.5 miles, it said.
"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 1:49 PM
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, frightening hundreds of people who fled for higher ground fearing it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the coastline last year.
There were no immediate reports of deaths...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Your insurance rates are set to skyrocket. We are about to feel the same premium pain felt on the coast, where the cost of hurricane insurance is almost making home ownership unaffordable.
It doesn't matter that Orlando hasn't been hit by a hurricane...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Earthquakes are the expression of a living planet, the earth's way of re-inventing itself. But while this knowledge may be consoling in the abstract, it's not very useful in the face of a catastrophe such as the quake and tsunami in Japan. At these times,...
| Aug 11, 2012
I was just months away from marrying my high school sweetheart and shipping off to the Peace Corps. I'd had a bright five-year plan that included teaching English in a faraway land. The idea of a new culture and new life filled me with the sense that...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
SAN DIEGO - The Scrip
ps Institution of Oceanography's research vessel Melville returned to San Diego Thursday after a 10-month expedition, most of it in the southern hemisphere.
The vessel went on 11 research voyages during its deployment, in which...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 5:10 PM
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The earthquake was at a depth of 18.6 miles (30 km) and struck 16 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Talca,...