Plate Tectonics
Evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of researchers has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes. Their work presents unprecedented evidence that slow earthquakes are related to dynamic fluid... more
Researchers find evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes, a new type of... more
Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future  ABC NEWS · 2 days
President Donald Trump appears to be suggesting he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts in the future, a move that would mark a tectonic shift from his... more
Complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest, California, sequence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1 earthquakes, included 34,091 earthquakes overall, detailed in a high-resolution catalog created for the... more
Seismic evidence for megathrust fault-valve behavior during episodic tremor and slip  Science Magazine · 2 days
Fault slip behavior during episodic tremor and slow slip (ETS) events, which occur at the deep extension of subduction zone megathrust faults, is believed to be... more
Earthquake catalog shows complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest sequence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1 earthquakes, included 34,091 earthquakes overall, detailed in a high-resolution... more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
'Melting rock' models predict mechanical origins of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at Duke University have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock. The model provides new insights into unobservable... more
Slow-motion interplate slip detected in the Nankai Trough near Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers used a Global Navigation Satellite System-Acoustic ranging combination technique to detect signals due to slow slip events in the Nankai Trough with seafloor deformations of 5 cm... more
Study reveals overactive brain wave activity as an underlying cause of essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center say that overactive brainwave activity is the underlying cause of essential tremor – a common... more
Essential tremor caused by overactive brain waves  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The source of essential tremor--a movement disorder that causes involuntary trembling of the hands, arms, and head--has been enigmatic, impeding the development of effective treatments for a condition that affects 4% of people over... more
The 22 December 2018 tsunami from flank collapse of Anak Krakatau volcano during eruption  Science Magazine · 1 week
On 22 December 2018, a devastating tsunami struck Sunda Strait, Indonesia without warning, leaving 437 dead and thousands injured along... more
Shallow slow slip events along the Nankai Trough detected by GNSS-A  Science Magazine · 1 week
Various slow earthquakes (SEQs), including tremors, very low frequency events, and slow slip events (SSEs), occur along megathrust zones. In a shallow plate boundary region, although... more
Slow-motion interplate slip detected in the Nankai Trough near Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Earthquakes are generally thought of as abrupt, violent events that last for only moments. However, movement of the Earth's tectonic plates is often less sudden and more sustained—slow... more
Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area. more
Experts seek answers behind constant quakes in Puerto Rico  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Seismologists in southern Puerto Rico gingerly walked around a patch of dirt that marks the location of recently buried sensors they hope will reveal answers behind the constant and unusual... more
Haiti 'still in crisis' 10 years after earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When a 7.0 earthquake reduced Haiti to rubble, sparking one of the biggest international aid efforts in history, some experts predicted it would take the country a decade to get back to... more
Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital on Monday, as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening tremors.... more
A decade after the earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than 300,000 people were killed, several hundred thousand were injured and nearly 1.5 million were left homeless when magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. more
Soft materials allow scientists to study earthquakes in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Under constant stress, certain soft materials reorganize themselves in a manner very similar to how the Earth's crust is restructured during earthquakes, a new study by researchers at... more
Magnitude of Great Lisbon Earthquake may have been lower than previous estimates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The magnitude of the Great Lisbon Earthquake event, a historic and devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Portugal on All Saints' Day in 1755,... more
Magnitude of Great Lisbon Earthquake may have been lower than previous estimates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The magnitude of the Great Lisbon Earthquake event, a historic and devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Portugal on All Saints' Day in 1755,... more
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Puerto Rico: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake struck south of Puerto Rico early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, the latest in a series of tremors that have shaken the island since December 28. more
Quake in west Indonesia causes minor damage, no injuries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off the west Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, slightly damaging several buildings but causing no injuries, officials said. more
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off western Indonesia coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off western Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. more
Reducing human-induced earthquake risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy have devised strategies for reducing the earthquake risk associated with geothermal energy, CO2 storage and other human activities happening deep underground. more
What is the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When a hot plume of rock rises through the Earth's mantle to puncture the overlying crust, it can create not only a volcanic ocean... more
How long will a volcanic island live?  MIT · 3 weeks
Plate tectonics and mantle plumes set the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos. more
10 Ways the Earth Changed Forever in 2019  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Planet Earth went through its fair share of upheavals in 2019, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to alterations caused by human activity. more
Forces from Earth's spin may spark earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at Mount Etna  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research suggests forces pulling on Earth's surface as the planet spins may trigger earthquakes and eruptions at volcanoes. more
A new kind of testing for patients with Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests through symptoms such as tremor, slow movements, limb rigidity and gait and balance problems. more
Surface acoustic waves in graphene: straintronics with nanoquakes  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers have shown that the properties of graphene can be locally and dynamically modulated by means of a surface acoustic wave, a kind of earthquake on a chip, generated with an integrated... more
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