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Tectonic Plates
2015-01-20 09:49:30

Sudden tectonic plate movements have puzzled scientists for decades, but now they believe they have the answer. And like fried chicken, it's all in the crust.

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.

tsunami earthquakes
2014-06-28 05:08:15

“Sticking points” in the Earth’s tectonic plates caused by extinct undersea volcanoes could be responsible for producing tsunami earthquakes, a discovery which could lead to improved detection of these rare seismic events.

An Ocean's Worth Of Water May Be Sitting In North American Mantle
2014-06-13 10:28:29

While all of Earth’s oceans may seem like more than enough water for one planet, a new study published in the journal Science has revealed an ocean’s worth of water may be sitting in the mantle.

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Earliest Crust
2014-05-30 03:14:31

PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting.

Researchers Develop New Model Of Earth's Dynamic Interior
2014-03-31 14:24:13

Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of Arizona State University researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth.

3D Computer Models Used To Solve Age-old Geologic Riddle
2014-03-26 12:15:54

New study provides explanation for long-debated origin of bow-shaped mountain belts that form along the edges of colliding tectonic plates

Oceans Earths Mantle
2014-01-27 13:52:44

Scientists believe that up to three and a half times the water of all the Earth’s oceans could be being transported beneath our feet.

Georgia Basin May Amplify Ground Shaking From Next Quake In Vancouver
2014-01-21 08:15:38

Tall buildings, bridges and other long-period structures in Greater Vancouver may experience greater shaking from large (M 6.8 +) earthquakes than previously thought due to the amplification of surface waves passing through the Georgia basin

Dense Earth Crust Was Recycled Into The Mantle During Archean Eon
2013-12-31 07:31:36

The temperature of the Earth’s mantle during the Archean eon some four billion years ago was significantly higher than it is today, causing the crust to become unstable and drip back down into the mantle, according to research published this month in Nature Geoscience.


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.