Disaster-plagued cities. Hellish landscapes. Post-apocalyptic society. It’s just your average day in California. With one special exception: A 9.6 earthquake has rippled up and down the state. That's the plot of San Andreas
The seismic waves from the Nepal earthquake were registered 8,000 miles away, all the way in the US – though this is completely normal. The story behind the incredible stations that monitor the world's vibrations is one worth knowing.
As rescue efforts in Nepal begin to shift to recovery mode, relief workers in the earthquake-ravaged country are focusing on infrastructure—including the catastrophic loss of so many historic structures.