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New Insights Into Great Earthquake In Chile
2014-08-15 03:40:00

A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile.

Source Of Galapagos Volcano
2014-01-21 14:35:32

A new analysis from a team of American researchers has found the volcanic plume that created the Galapagos Islands isn’t where models have projected it.

'Caldas Tear' Resolves Seismic Activity Beneath Colombia
2013-06-06 20:49:15

Colombia sits atop a complex geological area where three tectonic plates are interacting, producing seismicity patterns that have puzzled seismologists for years.

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2010-09-09 08:56:18

The complex fracture pattern created by the earthquake in Concepción (Chile) on February 27, 2010 was to a certain extent predictable.

2010-05-07 13:17:23

Just a few years ago, Dan Farber happened to be doing field work in Peru with students when the 8.0 Pisco earthquake struck.

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2010-05-06 07:49:40

Caltech scientists and partners explore the effects of aseismic slip in the aftermath of 2007 Peru earthquake as well as in models of the seismic cycle.

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2010-03-15 12:40:00

German-Chilean monitoring of high-magnitude quakes.

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2010-03-09 09:35:00

The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on February 27 this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences found out.


Latest Nazca Plate Reference Libraries

Pacific Ring of Fire
2013-02-19 13:18:27

The Pacific Ring of Fire, or Ring of Fire for short, is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mile horseshoe shape, it’s associated with an almost continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, volcanic arcs and/or plate movement. The Ring of Fire contains 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It’s sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.