Scientists can make predictions about earthquake probability, but there is no reliable way to foresee any given earthquake. Some people have claimed that they can predict earthquakes, but their claims do not withstand sc... More »

An earthquake is a sudden shaking or rolling of the ground caused by movements under the earth's surface. Some earthquakes can be mild while others may be severe causing massive devastation to structures, life and other ... More »

Earthquakes cannot be prevented and are rarely predicted correctly. The scientists who study and work on earthquake facts are still working on a system that might correctly predict earthquakes. The effects of earthquakes... More »

Those interested in finding out the most recent earthquakes in California can find out at sites such as the United States Geological Survey ( and the California Institute of Technology's Earthquake Da... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

Some of the largest earthquakes in the history of the United States include the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake and the earthquake that hit the Cascadia subduction zone in 1700. The 1964 earthquake was 9.2 magnitude, and th... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded include the Chilean earthquake of 1960, the Prince William Sound earthquake of 1964 and the earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2004. Other large earthquakes occurred in Sen... More » Science Earth Science Earthquakes

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 »