Map showing seismic activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
January 24, 2014 The fault that sparked a series of magnitude 7 earthquakes in 1811-12 had been thought dead, but the latest research suggests the region is still alive and kicking.
A giant eagle sculpture that was being used to promote The Hobbit film trilogy after a 6.3 quake caused it to fall from the ceiling of the Wellington Airport on Monday.
January 20, 2014 The giant bird was being used to promote The Hobbit film trilogy, which was shot in the Pacific nation. Authorities say no one was hurt when it came crashing down during a 6.3-magnitude temblor.
It rose from the sea: The small island that appeared off the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday after an earthquake shook the region.
Government of Pakistan/EPA/Landov
September 25, 2013 The death toll from Tuesday's temblor in southern Pakistan may go even higher, authorities warn. Meanwhile, it appears that a "mud volcano" triggered by the quake has created an island. That's happened there before and it's likely the small land mass will slide back into the sea at some point.
A U.S. Geological Survey map showing the location of Tuesday's earthquake in Pakistan.
September 24, 2013 The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
A July photo shows houses that have emerged from Tangjiashan Barrier Lake in Xuanping Township, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Liu Huawei /Xinhua /Landov
September 3, 2013 A powerful earthquake completely flooded their village in 2008 — but thanks to a steep drop in the water level, former residents of Xuanping are returning to look at homes, businesses, and their old school.
Rescuers clear debris Monday in China's Gansu province, where dozens of people were killed when earthquakes struck the region.
Guo Gang /Xinhua/Landov
July 22, 2013 The strong temblors also destroyed hundreds of homes in Gansu province. Rescue operations have been complicated by downpours and aftershocks.
A rescuer carries a child to safety after she was pulled out of her collapsed home after an earthquake hit Ya'an City in southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday.
April 20, 2013 The quake happened near the site of the devastating 2008 temblor that killed more than 90,000 people.
April 16, 2013 Five tremors rock Oklahoma early today; there are no reports of damage or injuries.
April 16, 2013 The estimated 7.8 magnitude temblor was felt across the region. Buildings swayed in India's capital.
September 5, 2012 An estimated 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica raised alerts for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy.
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May 29, 2012 At least 15 people are dead and it's feared that others are trapped in rubble and that the death toll will rise after an earthquake today in Northern Italy. The 5.8-magnitude temblor is the second deadly quake to hit Italy in the past nine days.
Many people went into the streets after the strong quake rocked Mexico City.
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March 20, 2012 The quake was centered 120 miles east of Acapulco.
March 5, 2012 The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a 4.0 magnitude temblor in the "San Francisco bay area" at 5:33 a.m. local time (8:33 a.m. ET).
In Joplin today: Some of the destruction.
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May 24, 2011 Can homes, schools, hospitals and office buildings be built to be tornado-proof? After the death and destruction we've seen in recent weeks in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., that is likely on many minds. But an engineer lays out the difficulties.
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March 11, 2011 Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are filled with reports. Google's tool aims to help people contact their friends and family. Here's how to follow the story.
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