To prepare for an earthquake, prepare your house by placing objects to minimize falling damage. Draft an emergency plan, and practice earthquake drills. During an earthquake, drop to your hands and knees, cover your head... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

According to, Japan has one of the most advanced early earthquake warning systems in the world. The system was launched in 2007 and detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out short warni... More »

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to prepare for a colonoscopy because all colonoscopies require an average of 16 hours worth of preparation, reports Harvard University. In fact, the frustratingly long and uncomfortabl... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

As of 2015, there are no instruments available that can actually predict an earthquake, but instruments used to detect earthquakes include creepmeters, strainmeters, tiltmeters and pore pressure monitors. These tools are... More »

The major dangers of earthquakes include other hazardous effects that could occur after an earthquake subsides, such as liquefaction, tsunamis, further ground tremors and landslides. By being aware of these dangers, in t... More »

CBC News features a world map showing earthquake zones internationally. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency publishes a map of all U.S. territories in earthquake zones. More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

The Sumatran-Andaman earthquake on December 26, 2004, is the longest lasting earthquake ever recorded. The continuous shaking lasted from 500 to 600 seconds, or about 10 minutes. More »