Earthquake rattles near one of LA's most destructive faults


And while some of you may shrug and write this off as a sad accident of some sort, the rest of us are freaking the $'&# out, because just before the last time Japan experienced a major earthquake (you know the one), there was a similar mass beaching of 

Damage to school buildings caused by that quake led to major steps toward earthquake-resistant construction in the state. It was one of the first faults covered by a state's earthquake law prohibiting construction on active faults and requiring

New research from the United States shows that ordinary smartphone sensors could one day be used to give several seconds' warning of an earthquake.

IN THE early second century AD, the ingenious "earthquake weathervane" of Zhang Heng, a Chinese engineer and polymath, released a metal sphere indicating the direction of an earthquake. That could happen days before a hand-carried confirmation of a 

And while some of you may shrug and write this off as a sad accident of some sort, the rest of us are freaking the $'&# out, because just before the last time Japan experienced a major earthquake (you know the one), there was a similar mass beaching of