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Here are the latest posts about Earthquakes on Science, Space & Robots:

Chance of Damaging Earthquake in Central Oklahoma Increasing Says USGS
USGS says the chance of a damaging earthquake, of magnitude 5.5 or greater, has significantly increased. (May 6, 2014)

Yellowstone Dispels Myth That Bison Are Fleeing Park Due to Imminent Volcanic Eruption
Al Nash, Chief of Public Affairs at Yellowstone, dispels myths about reports that animals are exiting the park because of an imminent volcanic eruption. (April 3, 2014)

Seismologists Say New Madrid Seismic Zone is Still Active
Seismologists say the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the Central U.S. is still active. The region produced 4 large earthquakes with magnitudes over 7 in 1811-1812. (January 25, 2014)

Japanese Firms Develop Giant Steel Pendulums to Keep Skyscrapers From Swaying During Earthquakes
Japanese Firms have developed giant steel pendulums to keep skyscrapers from swaying during earthquakes. (August 1, 2013)

Red Wood Ants Observed Altering Behavior Before Earthquakes
LiveScience reports that scientists from the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany have been monitoring the nests of red wood ants for the past couple years. (April 13, 2013)

Shake Alert System Designed to Give Residents Early Warning of Earthquakes
California state Senator Alex Padilla has introduced a bill that proposes the creation of a earthquake early warning system. (January 30, 2013)

Six Italian Scientists Found Guilty of Manslaughter and Sentenced to Jail for Failing to Predict Earthquake
Six Italian scientists have been jailed for failing to predict the L'Aquila earthquake which killed 309 people in 2009. (October 22, 2012)

Japanese Researchers Create Shopping Bag That Doubles as Emergency Helmet
Japanese researchers have created a shopping bag that doubles as an emergency helmet. (April 21, 2012)

Engineers Build 5-Story Building on Seismic Shake Tablet to Test Earthquake Readiness
Structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego have built the world's largest outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. (April 13, 2012)

USGS: Clintonville's Mysterious Booms Caused by 1.5 Magnitude Microquake
A tiny, normally unnoticeable earthquake caused the mysterious booms that frightened residents of Clintonville, Wisconsin. (March 23, 2012)

University of Nevada, Reno's Earthquake Lab Simulates Trucks on a Bridge During an Earthquake
The University of Nevada, Reno has an amazing Large-Scale Structures Earthquake Engineering Laboratory that can be used to simulate large earthquakes. (September 23, 2011)

Scientists in California Developing Earthquake Warning System
Scientists in California have developed a prototype for an earthquake warning system. (September 20, 2011)

March 11 Japan Tsunami Broke Icebergs Off Antarctica
Japan's massive earthquake on March 11th generated a tsunami that caused widespread destruction in northeast Japan. (August 8, 2011)

Video: Tokyo Skyscrapers Swaying During the Earthquake
Here is some amazing footage of the earthquake hitting Tokyo today. (March 11, 2011)

Earthquake Swarm at Yellowstone
A recent earthquake swarm at Yellowstone park ignited fears that the Yellowstone caldera could explode in a devastating supervolcano. (December 31, 2008)

Southeast Asia Tsunami Remembered
Last year on December 26, 2004 a devastating Tsunami struck Southeast Asia killing over 200,000 people. (December 26, 2005)