Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Could we harvest energy from earthquakes?

Could we tap into earthquake energy?
Could we tap into earthquake energy?

Fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, supply the bulk of the world's energy demand. Wind, the sun and nuclear energy are ascending sources of power worldwide. Energy suppliers in more than 20 countries are tapping into geothermal reservoirs and hot springs as a source of a power and heat.

With such a diversity of potential energy sources that human have already accessed, is it really such a stretch of the imagination that we'd ever be able to tap into power of seismic waves that result from earthquakes?