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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.

earthquake swarm
2014-09-29 04:57:03

In what is being called one of the worst spells of seismic activity in a decade, residents of the Mammoth Lakes region of central California experienced more than 600 earthquakes in the span of 24 hours late last week.

2014-06-16 09:57:20

Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time.

2014-04-29 12:25:53

VANCOUVER, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cayden Resources Inc.

earthquake
2014-03-05 04:54:55

New research from geoscientists at UCLA reveals new information about the forces behind earthquakes by using a technique known as seismic tomography.

2014-02-13 23:25:31

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 5,685 new articles on tectonic evolution.

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.

2013-12-20 10:18:03

GSA Bulletin articles posted online ahead of print on 6 and 13 December 2013 cover earthquake hazards of the Santa Barbara suburban area; apatite and the skeletons of early animals; the peculiar geological features of Faial (Azores, Portugal); the nature of Mount Rainier; the origin of Pearya terrane, Canada; a re-interpretation of the Chilhowee Group of the Appalachian Blue Ridge; and more.

Upwellings In Earth's Mantle Have Remained Stable Over Geologic Time
2013-06-27 08:33:06

A new study from the University of Hawaii - Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) reveals that the large-scale upwelling within Earth’s mantle mostly occur in only two locations: beneath Africa and the Central Pacific.

2013-06-13 10:52:22

Water in the Earth's crust and upper mantle may not play such an important role as a lubricant of plate tectonics as previously assumed.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.