Plate Tectonics
Scientists Create Tectonic Map of 'Game of Thrones' Continents  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
The breathtaking fictional landscapes of "Game of Thrones" had a tumultuous past that involved volcanic eruptions, mountain-building and entire continents splitting apart, scientists say. more
Researchers make a moving tectonic map of the Game of Thrones landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists are among the millions of die-hard Game of Thrones fans digesting the show's finale today. more
Earthquake in 2009 intensified American Samoa's rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The 2009, magnitude-8.1 Samoa earthquake dealt a great deal of damage to the Samoan Islands: Tsunami waves as high as 14 meters (46 feet) wiped out multiple villages, claiming nearly... more
Precursors of a catastrophic collapse  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On the morning of the 13th of March 1888, the inhabitants of the Finschhafen trading post on the east coast of New Guinea were awakened by a dull rumbling sound. An eyewitness later reported that the water in... more
3-D Earth in the making  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A thorough understanding of the 'solid Earth' system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface that lead to seismic activity such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the... more
3D Earth in the making  ESA · 7 days
A thorough understanding of the ‘solid Earth’ system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface... more
Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. more
Moon is Still Tectonically Active, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In 2010, an analysis of images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the Moon shriveled like a raisin as its... more
Quakes show that moon, gradually shrinking, is tectonically active  REUTERS · 1 week
The moon may be dynamic and tectonically active like Earth - not the inert world some scientists had... more
Moonquakes Rattle the Moon as It Shrinks Like a Raisin  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The moon is still tectonically active, like Earth, generating moonquakes just like our planet creates earthquakes, a new study based on Apollo mission data found. more
Apollo-era moonquakes reveal that the moon may be tectonically active  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Moonquakes recorded during the Apollo landings suggest the moon is still tectonically active. more
Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Panama: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. more
Retracted Study: How a Volcano in Japan Halted an Earthquake  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Falsified data suggested that an earthquake was terminated by one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. more
Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In recent years, glaciers near the North and South poles, as well as in mountainous areas, have been shrinking due to the effect of global warming, becoming a significant contributor to the... more
Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving flux and environmental factors such as air... more
Geologists suggest Horseshoe Abyssal Plain may be start of a subduction zone  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of geologists led by João Duarte gave a presentation at this past month's European Geosciences Union meeting that included a suggestion that... more
Fracking can cause earthquakes tens of kilometres away – new research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earthquakes threaten to be a show-stopper for fracking. In the Netherlands, the largest gas field in Europe will be shut down by 2030 after sustained damage... more
Strong 7.2 quake rocks Papua New Guinea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. more
Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using data from field experiments and computer modeling of ground faults, researchers have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking' and wastewater disposal for oil and... more
Computer model suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking'... more
Fluid-induced aseismic fault slip outpaces pore-fluid migration  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Earthquake swarms attributed to subsurface fluid injection are usually assumed to occur on faults destabilized by increased pore-fluid pressures. However, fluid injection could also activate aseismic slip, which might outpace pore-fluid migration and transmit... more
Improved risk management for geothermal systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists report on a successful attempt to control induced seismicity during the deepest-ever hydraulic stimulation of a geothermal well. In a collaborative effort, researchers from commercial companies, academic institutions and universities, designed and successfully applied a... more
Controlling fluid-induced seismicity during a 6.1-km-deep geothermal stimulation in Finland  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
We show that near–real-time seismic monitoring of fluid injection allowed control of induced earthquakes during the stimulation of a 6.1-km-deep geothermal well near Helsinki, Finland. A total of... more
Improved risk management for geothermal systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) are considered a promising source of energy that is clean, provides a sustainable baseload for heat and electricity, and is an emerging key technology in the long-term transition to a fossil fuel-free... more
Astronomers Find Quasars Are Not Nailed to the Sky  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Until recently, quasars were thought to have essentially fixed positions in the sky. While near-Earth objects move along... more
Researchers find a better power law that predicts earthquakes, blood vessels, bank accounts  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Giant earthquakes and extreme wealth may not appear to have much in common, but the frequency with which the "Big One" will... more
Studies link earthquakes to fracking in the Central and Eastern US  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to researchers. more
Quick reconnaissance after 2018 Anchorage quake reveals signs of ground failure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A day after the 30 November 2018 magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey scientists Robert Witter and Adrian Bender had taken to the... more
Mapping industrial 'hum' in the US  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using a dense sensor network that scanned the United States between 2003 and 2014, researchers have identified areas within the country marked by a persistent seismic signal caused by industrial processes. more
Scientists take a 'metamaterials' approach to earthquake damage  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the past decade scientists have been experimenting with metamaterials, artificial materials designed with periodic internal structures to give them properties not found in natural materials. Depending on their internal geometry and... more
Studies link earthquakes to fracking in the central and eastern US  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to researchers speaking at the... more
Snowmelt causes seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A spring surge of meltwater, seeping through vertically tilted layers of rock, caused a seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera in 2017, according to new research. more
Snowmelt causes seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A spring surge of meltwater, seeping through vertically tilted layers of rock, caused a seismic swarm near California's Long Valley Caldera in 2017, according to research presented at the 2019... more
Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our planet. This stability depends... more
Diamonds reveal how continents are stabilized, key to Earth's habitability  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of destructive tectonic activity is an essential geologic backdrop for the emergence of life on our planet. This stability depends... more
Astronomers find quasars are not nailed to the sky  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Until recently, quasars were thought to have essentially fixed positions in the sky. While near-Earth objects move along complex trajectories, quasars are so remote that they were believed to offer... more
Reinforced concrete wall damage may be larger than expected in major Seattle earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Using ground motions generated for a range of simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, researchers are testing how well reinforced... more
Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis. more
Quantifying landslide frequency and sediment residence time in the Nepal Himalaya  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Quantifying how Earth surface processes interact with climate, tectonics, and biota has proven challenging, in part due to the stochastic nature of erosion and sedimentation. Landsliding... more
Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis, according to a presentation... more
Reinforced concrete wall damage may be larger than expected in major Seattle quake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using ground motions generated for a range of simulated magnitude 9 earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, researchers are testing how well reinforced... more
NASA's InSight detects first likely 'quake' on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake'. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as... more
NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Its First Marsquake  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument on NASA’s InSight lander detected the faint seismic signal on April 6, 2019, the... more
Strong earthquake hits remote mountain region in India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
American seismologists say a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook a remote part of India near the border with China early Wednesday, in a mountainous region that has experienced huge quakes in the past. more
NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first  REUTERS · 4 weeks
NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first... more
Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits remote India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
American seismologists say a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has shaken a remote part of India near the border with China in a region that has experienced huge quakes in the past. more
Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Five killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street. more
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Researchers make a moving tectonic map of the Game of Thrones landscape
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How Earth's continents became twisted and contorted over millions of years
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Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland
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First marsquake detected by NASA’s InSight mission
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