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NASA launch of Insight will be visible to millions on West Coast

Snuggly sealed inside a heat shield and the nose shroud of an Atlas 5 rocket that will send it to Mars, NASA’s InSight lander is awaiting launch May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

'Footquakes': Messi really does make the Earth tremble

Vienna - It's a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don't believe it? Ask Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona.

NASA's InSight Mission will use seismology to look inside Mars

Pasadena - NASA's next mission to Mars should provide us with insights into the workings of Mars' interior. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, will measure Marsquakes to learn about the Martian crust, mantle, and core.

New technique for detecting landslides

Researchers have developed a way to remotely detect the events using energy unleashed by landslides. This is similar, in principle, to the way that geologists identify earthquakes using waves of energy.

Op-Ed: Asteroid nears as geophysicists predict more earthquakes

Geophysicists believe that major earthquakes are coming. A huge asteroid nears Earth tonight, potentially triggering more earthquakes and tsunamis. More geophysical activities could be headed for Japan and America's west coast region.

Roman seismologist prediction of major earthquake in Italy fails

Rome - Raffaele Bendandi, a self-taught seismologist who died in 1976, predicted a devastating earthquake to hit Rome on May 11, 2011. Although nothing disastrous occurred, 22 minor temblors hit the quake-prone nation of Italy.

5.8 Magnitude earthquake hits Argentina

Twelve days after the nation got hit with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, Argentina was rocked with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake.

Africa is Slowly Falling Apart

The Eastern point of Africa is separating from the rest of the continent. Amazingly, this is happening very quietly, thanks to molten rock that fills the seams.

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Self-taught seismologst Raffaele Bendandi
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