Plate Tectonics
Researchers 3-D-print minerals in order to better predict fracture formation  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Cracks are everywhere, and they often mean trouble. In the foundation of your house, in your windshield, in the tectonic plates below your feet. But, surprisingly, scientists don't... more
Making a connection: Two ways that fault segments may overcome their separation  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
In complex fault zones, multiple seemingly disconnected faults can potentially rupture at once, increasing the chance of a large damaging earthquake. Recent earthquakes including... more
Making a connection: Two ways that fault segments may overcome their separation  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
In complex fault zones, multiple seemingly disconnected faults can potentially rupture at once, increasing the chance of a large damaging earthquake. Recent earthquakes including... more
Goldilocks conditions required for earthquakes to trigger basaltic eruptions: Evidence from the 2015 Ambrym eruption  Science Magazine · 5 days
Observations indicate a strong correlation between the occurrence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. While increased volcanic activity has... more
New NASA radar looks to monitor volcanoes and earthquakes from space  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Instead of looking up to the sky for bright bursts of fiery color, a research team spent Fourth of July 2018 peering down at fiery globs... more
Sediments may control location, magnitude of megaquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's most powerful earthquakes strike at subduction zones, areas where enormous amounts of stress build up as one tectonic plate dives beneath another. When suddenly released, this stress can cause devastating "megaquakes" like... more
Study shows potential for using fiber-optic networks to assess ground motions during earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study from a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at three institutions demonstrates the potential for using existing networks of... more
Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. more
Disasters have a major impact on cervical cancer screening for years  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cervical cancer screening rates in Japan were significantly affected in the years following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Tohoku University scientists report in... more
Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New Zealand's largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes... more
Slow slip source characterized by lithological and geometric heterogeneity  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Slow slip events (SSEs) accommodate a significant proportion of tectonic plate motion at subduction zones, yet little is known about the faults that actually host them. The shallow depth ( more
Scientists get first look at cause of 'slow motion' earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists has for the first time identified the conditions deep below the Earth's surface that lead to the triggering of so-called 'slow motion' earthquakes. more
Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific on Wednesday and forecasters said tsunami waves were possible for the nearest shores. A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled. more
Distant 'quasar tsunamis' are ripping their own galaxies apart  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The winds and radiation blowing out of quasars — the most energetic objects in the universe — can kill star formation galaxy-wide, new research shows. more
Aftershocks rattle Croatian capital a day after strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Croatia has experienced a series of aftershocks a day after a strong earthquake caused widespread damage and injured at least 27 people amid a partial coronavirus lockdown of the capital. more
Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A strong earthquake has shaken Croatia and its capital, causing widespread damage and panic more
Strong quake shakes Croatia, damaging buildings in capital  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. A 15-year-old was reported in critical condition and others were injured, news outlets reported. more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
Research provides better understanding of how tremor happens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital have improved our understanding of how tremor -- the most common movement disorder... more
Researchers find brain cell that triggers tremor and how to control it  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have improved our understanding of how tremor -- the most common movement disorder -- happens, opening the possibility of novel therapies for this... more
Team discovers quasar tsunamis capable of preventing stars from forming  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech's Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in... more
Earthquake rattles millions on edge amid coronavirus threat  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
With much of normal life at a screeching halt to combat the coronavirus, millions of people in Utah are hunkered down in the safety of their homes more
6.3-magnitude quake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake jolted Indonesia's holiday island of Bali early on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Quake rattles Salt Lake City, damages Mormon temple  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah on Wednesday, damaging an iconic Mormon temple and disrupting efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. more
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake just slammed Utah, the state's largest in nearly 30 years  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck northern Utah this morning. It was the state's largest quake since 1992. more
Study provides new insight on neural basis of tremors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New insight on what happens in brain cells to cause tremors in mice has been published today in the open-access journal eLife. more
Shifts in deep geologic structure may have magnified great 2011 Japan tsunami  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers say they have identified the origins of an unusual fault that probably magnified the catastrophic 2011 Japan tsunami. more
Shifts in deep geologic structure may have magnified great 2011 Japan tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck under the seabed off Japan—the most powerful quake to hit the country in modern times,... more
Deep-ocean conveyor belt current creates tsunami risk for Falkland Islands  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Falkland Islands are at risk from tsunamis caused by underwater landslides, according to new research. more
Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When large earthquakes occur, seismologists are well aware that subsequent, smaller tremors are likely to take place afterwards in the surrounding geographical region. So far, however, few studies have explored how the similarity between these inter-earthquake... more
Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
So far, few studies have explored how the similarity between inter-earthquake times and distances is related to their separation from initial events. In a new study, researchers show that the two values become increasingly correlated the... more
'Fossil earthquakes' offer new insight into seismic activity deep below Earth's surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth's surface. more
Japan's experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The intense rainfall from storms this winter has caused severe flooding in numerous cities across the UK. The storms have... more
Injection strategies are crucial for geothermal projects  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The fear of earthquakes is one of the main reasons for reservations about geothermal energy. In order to get hot water from the depths, crevices in the rock underground often have to be created.... more
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