Map of Indonesia locating a 7.3-magnitude quake Sunday. A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued. The shallow quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south-southwest of the town of Ternate in […]

Eighteen months of satellite images show iceberg A68 — currently the world’s largest iceberg (and the 6th largest ever recorded) — drifting 150 miles north toward the currents of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Credit: A. Luckman/ Swansea University/ European Space Agency They grow up so fast. The iceberg called A68 […]

The upper Llaca valley in Peru, showing glacier. Credit: Ben Orlove Ben Orlove, an anthropologist, has conducted field work in the Peruvian Andes, East Africa, the Italian Alps and Aboriginal Australia. His early work focused on agriculture, fisheries and rangelands. More recently he has studied climate change and glacier retreat, […]

Is your community’s water tainted with lead? The data might not have been reported. Credit: ehrlif/ More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water. The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, […]

Scientist and engineer Christine Goulet of the Southern California Earthquake Center headquartered at USC Dornsife approaches a fault in Kern County that shifted after 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes last week. She’s among several scientists who study stricken areas after a major quake and share data with the California Earthquake […]

NASA experts used satellite data to map the ground displacement caused by the two major earthquakes that struck Southern California on July 4 and 5, 2019. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) Two recent Southern California earthquakes warped the ground across dozens of square miles — and the changes are visible even from space. A […]