Plate Tectonics
Shedding new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000... more
Research sheds new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new understanding of a fault that caused a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake can help scientists better understand where and when the next big one will hit. more
Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. more
Earth's Mantle and Crust Are in a Fiery Battle to the Death … of Supercontinents  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A new model of the whole Earth shows how the mantle and crust drive the movement of tectonic... more
Geoscientists hope to make induced earthquakes predictable  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Geoscientists have created a model to forecast induced earthquake activity from the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. more
Geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy assistant professor Xiaowei Chen and a group of geoscientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a model to forecast... more
Earthquake impact can be affected by seasonal factors, historical study shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The season that an earthquake occurs could affect the extent of ground failure and destruction that the event brings, according to a new look at two... more
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new analysis of historical seismic data has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased dramatically since 2009. more
Historical data confirms recent increase in West Texas earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new analysis of historical seismic data led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that earthquake activity in West Texas near the city of Pecos has increased... more
Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election. more
Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears: UK govt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The controversial process of "fracking" will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when trying to tap shale gas reserves, the British government announced Saturday. more
Seismology in the service of peace  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Twenty years ago, Switzerland ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. This important agreement is based on a sophisticated network that makes it possible to monitor compliance with the treaty. more
What makes Earth's surface move? Could the surface drive mantle movement?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Do tectonic plates move because of motion in the Earth's mantle, or is the mantle driven by the plates' movement? Or could it be that this... more
What drives tectonic plates?  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Does Earth’s mantle drive plates, or do plates drive mantle flow? This long-standing question may be ill posed, however, as both the lithosphere and mantle belong to a single self-organizing system. Alternatively, this question is better recast as follows: Does... more
What makes the Earth's surface move?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Do tectonic plates move because of motion in the Earth's mantle, or is the mantle driven by the movement of the plates? Or could it be that this question is ill-posed? This is the point of... more
Study says Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Iowa-led study has found that a series of Southern California earthquakes last summer increased stress on the Garlock Fault, a major earthquake fault... more
New approach holds great potential to track tremor severity in Parkinson's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients' activities such as... more
Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has found that last summer's Ridgecrest earthquakes in Southern California earthquakes increased stress on the Garlock Fault, which has been dormant for at least a century. more
Machine learning leads to novel way to track tremor severity in Parkinson's patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Physical exams only provide a snapshot of a Parkinson's patient's daily tremor experience. Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors,... more
3-D models of cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes, researchers have a... more
3-D models of cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By combining models of magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes, researchers have a... more
Rising seas threaten low-lying coastal cities, 10% of world population  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The recent Typhoon Hagibis—the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 1958—caused massive destruction. The reported death toll as of October 22 has climbed to 80, with another... more
GIS-based analysis of fault zone geometry and hazard in an urban environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Typical geologic investigations of active earthquake fault zones require that the fault can be observed at or near the Earth's surface. However, in urban... more
GIS-based analysis of fault zone geometry and hazard in an urban environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Typical geologic investigations of active earthquake fault zones require that the fault can be observed at or near the Earth's surface. However, in urban... more
Earthquakes in slow motion: Studying 'slow-slip' events could shed light on destructive temblors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study from Caltech finds that so-called "slow slip" or "silent" earthquakes behave more like regular earthquakes than previously thought. The... more
Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that... more
Earthquakes in slow motion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon. more
Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that... more
New Geophysical Phenomenon Discovered: Stormquakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Energetic storms generate strong ocean waves, which can interact with shallow seafloor features located near the edge of continental shelves known as ocean banks; such interactions... more
NASA map reveals a new landslide risk factor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death toll and economic impact. A new paper... more
Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
A nearly 20-year hiatus in major seismic activity in southern California ended on 4 July 2019 with a sequence of intersecting earthquakes near the city of Ridgecrest, California.... more
Lessons from Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also loaded up strain on a nearby major fault, according... more
California earthquake alerts to become available statewide  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
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