Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the handful of major North American metropolises with no damaging earthquakes since modern seismic monitors were invented.
Without an earthquake record to provide insight into how the ground under the city shakes during quake, scientists aren't sure what will happen buildings in the City of Glass when a future earthquake strikes. Recent earthquakes in other cities, such as Christchurch, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, show that damage can concentrate in zones defined by buried geologic structures, such as sedimentary basins (lows or valleys filled by sediment). Basins increase shaking by focusing seismic energy, like a magnifying glass focuses light. Seismic waves can also ping-pong back and forth inside a basin, like waves sloshing inside a swimming pool.
Google has become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy on the planet.
The technology marks a big step toward energy independence for Japan, which currently imports 84 percent of its power.
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This year's iconic spruce comes from a backyard 170 miles away.
Piercing cold will send temperatures tumbling to dangerous levels for some across the central and eastern United States next week.
Three people were killed after a pileup, involving up to 40 vehicles, snarled traffic in snowy central Michigan Thursday morning.
A storm will spread snow and a wintry mix that will disrupt travel across the northeastern United States by early next week.
Cyclone Vardah will weaken before reaching southern India to start the new week.
A Georgia man was sentenced to life in prison following the death of his son in a hot car in June of 2014.
Bouts of rain and snow will continue to spread over the northwestern United States through Saturday.
Famed astronaut John Glenn, most well-known for becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.