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Map Possible Giant Earthquakes
2013-12-13 09:34:08

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new global map of areas known as subduction zones. Pinpointing these specific locations allows researchers to determine which ones have the ability to generate giant earthquakes and which ones do not. The research, led by Monash University’s Associate Professor Wouter Schellart, comes in response to the devastating giant earthquake and tsunami in Sumatra in December 2004. This region, along with...

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2010-10-08 08:54:17

Internationally renowned geophysicist Dr Wouter Schellart has developed the first dynamic model to explain the mystery of the largest and most fascinating volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Dr Schellart's results from fluid dynamic models provide an alternative explanation for the existence of Mount Etna, its geological environment and evolution, as well as volcanism in the surrounding region. His theory suggests that Mount Etna is not directly the result of tectonic plate boundary activity, but...

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2010-07-18 08:00:00

Researchers at Monash University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography identify movements of plate and plate boundaries; could substantially improve models of tectonic motion A team of researchers including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego geophysicist Dave Stegman has developed a new theory to explain the global motions of tectonic plates on the earth's surface. The new theory extends the theory of plate tectonics - a kinematic description of plate motion without reference...

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2009-03-05 10:25:12

A Monash geoscientist and a team of international researchers have discovered the existence of an ocean floor was destroyed 50 to 20 million years ago, proving that New Caledonia and New Zealand are geographically connected. Using new computer modelling programs Wouter Schellart and the team reconstructed the prehistoric cataclysm that took place when a tectonic plate between Australia and New Zealand was subducted 1100 kilometres into the Earth's interior and at the same time formed a long...


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