Geology
Researchers suggest new approach needed to address Anthropocene risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A team of international researchers led by Colorado State University is calling for a new approach to understanding environmental risks in the Anthropocene, the current geological age in which humans... more
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
Geoscientists discover mechanisms controlling Greenland ice sheet collapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New radar technology allowed geoscientists to look at Greenland's dynamic ice-ocean interface that drives sea level rise. more
Geoscientists discover mechanisms controlling Greenland ice sheet collapse  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Greenland's more than 860,000 square miles are largely covered with ice and glaciers, and its melting fuels as much as one-third of the sea level rise in Florida. That's why a team... 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
Response to Comment on "Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic"  Science Magazine · 4 days
Hergarten et al. interpret our results in terms of erosion and uncertain calibration, rather than requiring... 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
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
Earth's Core Has Been Leaking for 2.5 Billion Years and Geologists Don't Know Why  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Earth's scorching core is not a loner — it has been caught mingling with other, underworldly layers. more
Never-Before-Seen NASA Video Shows Scientists Test Apollo 11 Moon Rocks for Life in 1969  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Apollo 11 carried the first geologic samples from the moon back to Earth — and NASA has finally released footage... more
Forest elephants are allies in the fight against climate change, finds research  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Forest elephant extinction would exacerbate climate change. That's according to a new study in Nature Geoscience which links feeding by elephants with an increase... more
310-million-year-old tree fossils to reveal new ancient animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Over 150 years ago, geologist Sir William Dawson made an astounding discovery in the Joggins Cliffs, along the shores of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. Within the lithified remains of a giant... 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
Ancient Roman port history unveiled  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have applied marine geology techniques at an ancient harbor archaeological site to uncover ancient harbor technologies of the first centuries AD. more
Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Floating air particles following disasters and other geological events can have a lasting impact on life on Earth, and a new model... 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
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
It Sure Seems Like the Trump Administration Is Suppressing Reports of Climate Change at USGS  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Trump administration officials are removing references to climate change from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) press releases, according to... 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
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
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
It Sure Seems Like the Trump Administration Is Suppressing Reports of Climate Change at USGS  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Trump administration officials are removing references to climate change from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) press releases, according to... 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
Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater... more
Summer Eurasian nonuniform warming found related to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The positive-phase of Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) can indeed cause Eurasian summer nonuniform warming, according to Prof. Shuanglin Li, Dean of Atmospheric Science at the University... 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
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
Geoscientists Find 56 New Subglacial Lakes beneath Greenland Ice Sheet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new analysis of data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne science mission has revealed 56 previously... 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
More 'reactive' land surfaces cooled the Earth down  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There have been long periods of cooling in Earth's history. Temperatures had already fallen for more than 10 million years before the last ice age began about 2.5 million years ago. At... more
Do you even rock?  ESA · 3 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Pangaea field training team explores local geology in Norway. 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
New study solves mystery of salt buildup on bottom of Dead Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea's floor, a finding that could help scientists... more
New study solves mystery of salt buildup on bottom of Dead Sea  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea's floor, a finding that could help scientists... 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
Climate impact of clouds made from airplane contrails may triple by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the right conditions, airplane contrails can linger in the sky as contrail cirrus—ice clouds that can trap heat inside the Earth's atmosphere. Their... 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
Researchers provide new evidence on the reliability of climate modeling  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For decades, scientists studying a key climate phenomenon have been grappling with contradictory data that have threated to undermine confidence in the reliability of climate models overall. A... 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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