Los Angeles Launches a New Phone App That Will Alert Users When an Earthquake Is Imminent
Thus far the program has had its fair share of issues, but it could set the precedent for other areas vulnerable to an earthquake.
Viewfinder: Looking Back at the Remains of Messina, the Italian City Destroyed by an Earthquake 120 Years Ago
A view of Messina on December 28th, 1908, shortly after the terrible earthquake that destroyed two-thirds of the Italian town. There were 126,000 victims, more than 66,000 from the town itself.
Disaster in Indonesia Illustrates Faults in Tsunami Warning Systems
Details of Friday's incident are limited, but already there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of Indonesia's tsunami warning system.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a look at how insurance companies are turning on homeowners in fire-prone regions to a write-up of a new report on how to change eating behavior.
The Week in Photos: From a Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii to Earthquake Offerings in China
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
How to Create an Effective Earthquake Warning System
The United States is still without a proper early warning system for alerting citizens about an earthquake, but that is about to change.
Viewfinder: A Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Hits the East Coast of Taiwan
Rescue workers stand guard in front of a cordon as the Yun Tsui apartment building leans to one side after an overnight earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan, on February 7th, 2018.
How Mexico City Residents Used Social Media in the Wake of the Earthquake to Debunk Fact From Fiction
After witnessing the rampant spread of misinformation in the wake of the September 19th earthquake, a group of Mexico City residents worked diligently to discredit false claims.
Managing the Growing Risk of Human-Made Earthquakes
A variety of oil and natural gas activities cause earthquakes, and mitigating the risks will require new tools and new openness from industry.