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Volcano eruption at different latitudes: A switch of hemispheric monsoon rainfall change  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Volcanic eruptions eject sulfur dioxide gas high into the atmosphere, forming sulfate aerosol chemically, and block the incoming sunlight like an umbrella. This causes... more
Marsquakes rock and roll  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts deployed the first seismometer on the surface of the moon, NASA InSight's seismic experiment transmits data giving researchers the opportunity to compare marsquakes to moon and earthquakes. more
'Crystal clocks' used to time magma storage before volcanic eruptions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth's crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic hazard... more
'Crystal clocks' used to time magma storage before volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth's crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic hazard... more
Millennial storage of near-Moho magma  Science Magazine · 4 days
The lower crust plays a critical role in the processing of mantle melts and the triggering of volcanic eruptions by supply of magma from greater depth. Our understanding of the deeper parts of magmatic systems is obscured by... more
Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba to be exhibited in Perot Museum  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The University of Witwatersrand (Wits University), the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in the U.S. and the National Geographic Society have partnered to bring the... more
Scientists discover how and when a subterranean ocean emerged  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"The mechanism which caused the crust that had been altered by seawater to sink into the mantle functioned over 3.3 billion years ago. This means that a global cycle of... more
Protein oxidation reveals the environmental pollution level in Doñana National Park  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Deep in the heart of a protected area like Doñana National Park, it is supposedly clean and free from pollution compared to other kinds of areas... more
Could humans live in lava tubes on the moon?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In 2017, Purdue University researchers helped discover a lava tube on the moon that could protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface. Now, 3-D image reconstructions of lava tubes... more
Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes  REUTERS · 5 days
Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts... more
Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for 'decades'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday. more
Chaos theory provides a way for determining how pollutants travel  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Floating air particles following disasters and other largescale geological events can have a lasting impact on life on Earth. Volcanic ash can be projected up to the stratosphere... more
L.A.'s ShakeAlert earthquake warning app worked exactly as planned—that's the problem  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
More than 500,000 people have downloaded Los Angeles County's new ShakeAlertLA app to warn them of impending earthquakes. more
Upgrade of a research IceCube  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica is about to get a significant upgrade. This huge detector consists of 5,160 sensors embedded in a 1x1x1 km volume of glacial ice deep beneath the geographic South Pole. The purpose of... more
Earthquake damage: Americans unaware of risk, focus on response instead of prevention  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On July 4 and 5, two major earthquakes, followed by several thousand smaller ones, struck Southern California. Their size and the damage they caused... more
Private land conservation research underrepresents geographical regions and stakeholders  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an increasingly... more
Private land conservation research underrepresents geographical regions and stakeholders  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an increasingly... more
Artificial intelligence to monitor volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
More than half of the world's active volcanoes are not monitored instrumentally. Hence, even very serious eruptions occur with no warning for nearby populations of the upcoming disaster. As a first and early step toward a volcano early... more
'Artificial intelligence' fit to monitor volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
More than half of the world's active volcanoes are not monitored instrumentally. Hence, even eruptions that could have rung an alarm can occur without people at risk having a clue of the upcoming disaster. A research... more
Super volcanic eruptions interrupt ozone recovery  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the Antarctic ozone hole was detected in 1985, depletion of the ozone layer—the "big umbrella" that protects all life on Earth—has raised considerable concern. The efforts of international communities led to the success of the... more
Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Rippling Rainbow Map Shows How California Earthquakes Moved The Earth  NPR · 1 week
NASA has mapped changes in the ground's position caused by the recent earthquakes — and it happens to be look like beautiful, psychedelic art. more
Magnitude 4.9 aftershock of California quakes felt widely  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region. more
Using satellite information to rebuild after a disaster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to guide the redevelopment following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the provincial capital of... more
3 questions seismologists are asking after the California earthquakes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
After back-to-back quakes, scientists are scrambling to figure out which faults ruptured and what it means for future California quake activity. more
Using satellite information to help rebuild after a disaster  ESA · 1 week
ESA and the Asian Development Bank have joined forces to help the Indonesian government use satellite information to... more
Late Pleistocene exploration and settlement of the Americas by modern humans  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
North and South America were the last continents to be explored and settled by modern humans at the end of the Pleistocene. Genetic data, derived from... more
New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An optical sensor could speed up the time it takes to evaluate whether buildings are safe to occupy after a major earthquake. After four years of extensive peer-reviewed research and simulative testing,... more
New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at... more
Exploring a desert portal to other worlds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ali Bramson clutched her neon pink umbrella as she trekked across the frozen lava that spilled from Amboy Crater in California's Mojave Desert. She and her fellow University of Arizona graduate students were tasked... more
Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island' Has Vanished  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A mud-volcano island that burst from the waters off the coast of Pakistan during a deadly earthquake in 2013 has disappeared beneath the waves. more
NASA maps surface changes from California quakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Damage from two strong earthquakes that rattled Southern California on July 4 and July 5—a magnitude 6.4 and a magnitude 7.1, respectively—can be seen from space. The epicenter of the quakes was near the... more
Earthquake scientists race to the scene of temblor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest, California, on July Fourth, Christine Goulet packed her bags and headed for an area near the epicenter of the Searles Valley Quake. more
2 SoCal Earthquakes Warped the Ground for Miles. And It's Visible from Space.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Japanese satellite shows where the ground was broken up and even sliced open during the twin earthquakes near Ridgecrest. more
NASA Scientists Map Ground Damage Caused by California Earthquakes  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Two recent Southern California earthquakes warped the ground across dozens of square miles — and the changes are visible even from space. more
How much do climate fluctuations matter for global crop yields?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study. This finding runs counter to a central pillar... more
New clues to the origin of massive underwater volcano, Tamu Massif  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The discovery of Tamu Massif, a gigantic volcano located about 1,000 miles east of Japan, made big news in 2013 when researchers reported it was the... more
Geoscientists Were Wrong About the 'World's Largest Volcano'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Back in 2013, Tamu Massif -- a giant underwater volcano off the coast of Japan -- stole Hawaii's crown as the largest single volcano in the world. But it's not a true... more
Surface Rupture from Ridgecrest Earthquake Spotted from Space (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
One of last week's powerful Southern California temblors created a crack in the planet's crust that's visible from space. more
Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On 22 May 1766, an earthquake of approximately 7.5 magnitude units and a subsequent water surge triggered a catastrophe in Istanbul, leaving behind collapsed houses, destroyed port facilities... more
New study: How much do climate fluctuations matter for global crop yields?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia... more
Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Istanbul is located in close proximity to the North Anatolian fault, a boundary between two major tectonic plates where devastating earthquakes occur frequently. Using an autonomous measuring system... more
Research yields new clues to the origin of Tamu Massif  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The discovery of Tamu Massif, a gigantic volcano located about 1,000 miles east of Japan, made big news in 2013 when researchers reported it was the largest single... more
11% chance of another huge earthquake in Southern California, scientists say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The odds that Southern California will experience another earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater in the next week are now nearly 11%, according to preliminary estimates... more
Could Massive SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the 'Big One' on the San Andreas Fault?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
It's possible that the recent quakes could be the straw that broke the camel's back for the San Andreas Fault, which is... more
Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. more
Quakes push Californians to prepare for the next big jolt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call... more
Indonesia issues tsunami warning after Molucca Sea quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. more
Narration-Free Apollo 11 Documentary Put Viewers in the Thick of It  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Four new clips from National Geographic's "Apollo: Missions to the Moon" tell the story, without narration, of Apollo 11's historic crewed moon landing 50 years ago. more
July 4th earthquake won't delay the Big One. And it might have worsened quake strain  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Does a good-size earthquake help relieve pent-up seismic stress? Does that postpone the day of reckoning when the... more
Rare Lake of Bubbling Lava Discovered on Remote Antarctic Island  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A huge lake of sizzling hot lava has been discovered in a volcano on a remote sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. more
Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and... more
6.4-magnitude quake hits Southern California: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Thursday at 10:33 am (17:33 GMT) near the Searles Valley in San Bernardino County, the United States Geological Survey said. more
Stromboli clears up ash after deadly volcano eruption  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The village of Ginostra on Stromboli began sweeping away layers of ash on Thursday, the day after a dramatic volcanic eruption on the tiny Italian island killed a hiker. more
Rare lava lake  ESA · 3 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captures a persistent lava lake on the remote Mount Michael volcano more
ESA’s wandering eye  ESA · 3 weeks
Discover the 1-m telescope on the volcanic island of Tenerife, Spain, providing crucial information on space debris and risky asteroids more
Volcano erupts on Sicily's Stromboli island; 1 person killed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Italian news agency ANSA says eruptions from a volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety. more
Discovery of rare lava lake on remote sub-Antarctic island  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of scientists has discovered a rare lava lake on a remote and inaccessible sub-Antarctic island. There are around 1500 land-based volcanoes on Earth, but despite the popular perception... more
Water drives explosive eruptions: Magma is wetter than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Volatile elements in magma, primarily water, drive explosive volcanic eruptions. The tricky part is determining just how much volatile content was present before the eruption took place. This... more
Researchers highlight need to intensify diabetes screening among older patients with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
HIV patients can suffer from a range of ailments. However, the prevalence of specific diseases may be depended on geographical or demographic factors. more
Life on Icy Alien Worlds May Resemble Creatures Under Submerged Hawaiian Volcano  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
What do a deep underwater volcano in Hawaii and Saturn's moon have in common? Astrobiologists are hoping the answer to that question is life. more
New device squeezes samples with 1.6 billion atmospheres per second  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new super-fast high-pressure device at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III allows scientists to simulate and study earthquakes and meteorite impacts more realistically in the lab. The... more
Papua New Guinea deploys army to help volcano emergency  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said Friday, as a second... more
Lanzarote and ESA, united by space  ESA · 4 weeks
Astronauts, astrobiologists and space engineers will continue to explore the volcanic landscapes of Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to prepare for expeditions to other... more
Raikoke Volcano's Eruption Seen from Space (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
New photos of Earth from space reveal a brown ash plume billowing from the Raikoke volcano in the North Pacific Ocean following an eruption on Saturday (June 22). more
Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Himalayan orogenic belt produces frequent large earthquakes that impact population centers for a distance of over 2500 km. In the central region, the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, with moment magnitude... more
Earthquake impact on submarine slopes: Subtle erosion versus significant strengthening  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Active margins, where an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, may cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Further, they are known for shifting sediments from margin slopes into deep... more
Papua New Guinea volcano erupts sending residents fleeing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano—designated one of the world's most hazardous—erupted Wednesday, spewing lava high in the air and sending residents fleeing. more
Breathable lava suits: volcanologist field-tested and approved  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When working near lava at 1,300 to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, the terms 'lightweight' and 'comfortable' might not apply to a volcanologist's protective clothing. more
Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Greek island of Santorini is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, but 3,600 years ago it suffered one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history.... more
Volcano Raikoke spits ash over Bering Sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An unexpected and powerful eruption started at Raikoke volcano in the Kuril Islands on 21 June 2019. This image, which was captured on 22 June, shows the brown ash plumes rising high above the... more
We probed Santorini's volcano with sound to learn what's going on beneath the surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The island of Santorini in the Mediterranean has attracted people for millennia. Today, it feels magical to watch the sun... more
Raikoke spits ash  ESA · 4 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured the unexpected ash plumes of the Raikoke volcano erupting more
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