Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state’s water, according to a geological study published Monday.
The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend, which is believed to have killed at least 31 people, was a reminder of Japan’s vulnerability to its many active volcanoes.
By Williamor A. Magbanua
A land formation in Barangay (village) New Rizal here, which residents previously paid little attention to, has been drawing visitors since early this year.
A volcanic island off Japan’s southern coast continues to smolder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday.
By Carmel Loise Matus
Close to 100 sinkholes have been discovered in nine towns and one city in Bohol, whose name is derived from the local word for hole, following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the province on October 15.