Central Michigan University geology professor Mona Sirbescu said that she knew "within seconds" that the rock was special.
The eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has forced nearly 2,000 people to evacuate their homes.
The bottom line: You’re working from home and you’re entitled to benefits just like the rest of the workforce.
The quake struck about 14 miles northeast of the city of Hualien shortly before midnight.
James Reilly, 63, has been tapped for director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
It's been spewing ash, lava, and pyroclastic material for more than a week.
The United States is still more than a decade behind Japan in rolling out earthquake alerts, experts say.
"It looked like a World War I battlefield," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
St. Lambertus Cathedral sits on land that is rich with brown coal.
Hurricanes, wildfires and floods wreaked havoc.
Expect to see "a lot more volcanic activity in areas of the world where glaciers and volcanoes interact," the lead author says.
Some 24,000 people were evacuated to temporary shelters over the weekend.
The number of severe quakes could triple next year.
“The parade could be a distraction, a way of escaping,” one parade-goer said.