Earthquakes

Three years ago when an earthquake struck the Washington, D.C. area, Robert Mark got a call from the master mason at the Washington National Cathedral. “The building is falling around me!” he said.

A huge 2010 Chile earthquake (pictured here) set off lesser tremors near waste-injection sites in central Oklahoma and southern Colorado, says a new study. (Claudio Núñez)

Large earthquakes from distant parts of the globe are setting off tremors around waste-fluid injection wells in the central United States, says a new study.

A 2011 magnitude 5.7 quake near Prague, Okla., apparently triggered by wastewater injection, buckled U.S. Highway 62. (John Leeman)

A new study in the journal Geology is the latest to tie a string of unusual earthquakes, in this case, in central Oklahoma, to the injection of wastewater deep underground. Researchers now say that the magnitude 5.7 earthquake near Prague, Okla., on Nov.

With news of the recent earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey still coming to us, I want to extend Columbia's deepest sympathies to the victims in the region, and to members of our own communit

Andrew Wessbecher (CC'12) and Jiyao Li (GSAS'15), a Columbia graduate student in earth and environment sciences, prepare to deploy seismic tools into the northern Pacific Ocean.

Image credit: Donna Shillington

The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 centered in northern Virginia that has been felt here in New York City, including on Columbia’s campuses.

After the recent great quakes that have swept away entire coastlines and cities in Japan, Haiti and Sumatra,