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Papua New Guinea volcano erupts sending residents fleeing  PHYS.ORG · 19 minutes
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 · 54 minutes
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 · 24 hours
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
The island of Santorini in the Mediterranean has attracted people for millennia. Today, it feels magical to watch the sun... more
Raikoke spits ash  ESA · 2 days
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured the unexpected ash plumes of the Raikoke volcano erupting more
Scientists identify fire hazard areas in forests near Lake Baikal  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a system for predicting the likelihood of forest fires. Using Gilbirinsky Forestry in the basin of Lake Baikal, they created a... more
Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur, according to new research. more
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form—inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. more
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Steffen Farny, Ewald Kibler and Simon Down report how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of natural disasters, and build hope for the future. Farny says, "Aside from the physical... more
Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a "swarm" of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered. more
Is a long-dormant Russian volcano waking up? It’s complicated  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Scientists debate how to interpret seismic activity near Bolshaya Udina on the remote Kamchatka Peninsula. more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes. more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting satellites can provide more accurate information on the impact of large earthquakes, which, in turn, can help provide... more
Artificial intelligence improves seismic analyses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The challenge to analyze earthquake signals with optimum precision grows along with the amount of available seismic data. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers have deployed a neural network to determine the arrival-time of seismic waves... more
Viewing the volcanoes of Bali—from orbit  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of Bali, one of the 27 provinces of Indonesia. more
Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major... more
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers present the results of an analysis of plant, animal and human remains, reconstructing both the diets and geographic origins of the... more
Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Infrequent extreme events such as large earthquakes pose hazards and have lasting impacts on landscapes and biogeochemical cycles. Sediments provide valuable records... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
Gravitational data from Dawn suggests dome on Ceres is made of volcanic mud  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests the large dome found on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres... more
How Qantas and other airlines decide whether to fly near volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mount Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia, has been erupting intermittently since November 2017. The volcano erupted six times in the last month and resulted in the... more
How tides can trigger earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a new study, researchers have uncovered the mechanism for this seeming paradox, and it comes down to the magma below the... more
A seismologist present at the discovery of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As a young seismologist in the 1960s, Lynn Sykes made crucial observations of earthquakes under the ocean floors that helped solidify the theory of plate tectonics—the foundation of modern geology.... more
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The transition to plate tectonics started with the help of lubricating sediments, scraped by glaciers from the slopes of Earth's first continents, according to new research. more
Soil eroded by glaciers may have kick-started plate tectonics  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
How plate tectonics got going is a mystery. Now scientists say they’ve found a key part of the story: massive piles of sediment dumped in the ocean. more
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth's outer layer is composed of giant plates that grind together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another, giving rise to earthquakes and volcanoes. These plates also separate at undersea mountain ridges,... more
Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally... more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern California. more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some of the world's most powerful earthquakes involve multiple faults, and scientists are using supercomputers to better predict their behavior. Multi-fault earthquakes can span fault systems of tens to hundreds of kilometers, with ruptures propagating from one segment... more
Firepits of the Gods: Ancient memories of maar volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the heart of Takapuna, north-central Auckland, is a natural lake—Pupuke—while a little way offshore lies the volcanic Rangitoto Island. Long ago, a family of giants lived at Takapuna until... more
Earthquakes that talk to each other  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 19th June 2012 at 8:53 pm local time, a moment magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled the residents in and around the small town of Thorpdale in eastern Victoria. Moment magnitude measures the size or strength of an... more
How the urban-rural divide shapes elections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Location, location, location—the popular real estate mantra can also be used to describe why American elections today turn out the way they do, says Stanford political scientist Jonathan Rodden. According to his new research, the geographic... more
Photos: Rock Art May Depict One of First Volcanic Eruptions That Humans Ever Drew  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
After leaving their footprints in volcanic ash, did Bronze Age humans paint this picture of an erupting volcano? more
Ancient People Watched a Volcano Erupt. This May Be Their Illustration of It.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
After a treacherous volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age, curious humans and their canine companions hiked closer to the volcano, where they... more
Using geography to explore land policy and management  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One of the challenges for researchers is collaborating and communicating with communities to solve social and environmental problems. However, that challenge is what inspires and motivates scientists to keep investigating important questions. more
Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky. more
Volcanic eruption witnessed by prehistoric humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A volcanic eruption believed to be eye-witnessed by humans in prehistoric times happened 245,000 years later than originally expected, according to new research involving Curtin University researchers. more
On Icy Pluto, Volcanoes May Spout Liquid Water  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A whiff of ammonia in reddish ices on Pluto may be evidence of recent geological activity on the dwarf planet, with liquid water spewing out from Pluto's depths like molten lava would... more
Characterizing large earthquakes before rupture is complete  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Whether earthquakes of different sizes are distinguishable early in their rupture process is a subject of debate. Studies have shown that the frequency content of radiated seismic energy in the first seconds of earthquakes... more
Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or... more
Icy volcanoes on Pluto may have spewed organic-rich water  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Planetary scientists found ammonia-rich ice near cracks on Pluto, suggesting the dwarf planet had recent icy volcanoes. more
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