Geology
Strong quake sends people out of malls in south Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, causing a three-story building to collapse and prompting people to rush out of shopping malls, houses and other buildings... more
A long, hard look underground is required to reach net zero, say experts  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Advances and investment in geothermal energy, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) are "critical" to... more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Studying radiation chemistry and electronic structure of materials at scales smaller than nanometers, scientists prepared samples of clay in ultra-thin layers. Working at the TRIUMF particle accelerator, they... more
Fukushima clean-up reduces radiation levels, but not all  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday. more
Fukushima: Lessons learned from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers... more
The return to Venus and what it means for Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sue Smrekar really wants to go back to Venus. In her office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the planetary scientist displays a 30-year-old image of... more
Volcanoes an ever-present, if usually distant danger  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The eruption of an island volcano in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty killed up to 16 people, injured dozens and prevented rescuers from retrieving the bodies of eight victims believed to be on the... more
New Zealand Has Ordered More Than 1,200 Square Feet of Skin for Volcano Victims  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
New Zealand medical officials have ordered 1,292 square feet of skin to treat victims of the White Island volcanic eruptions. more
Research sheds light on impact of post-disaster insurance payments  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The evidence for that was obvious when the lights of the city were viewed from space after the Canterbury earthquakes, says disaster economist Cuong Nguyen who graduates this week with... more
One-third of recent global methane increase comes from tropical Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Concentrations of methane, a greenhouse gas about 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide, have risen steadily in Earth's atmosphere since 2007. Although several potential explanations, including an... more
Why were tourists allowed on White Island?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The official death toll remains at five, and eight people are still missing, presumed to have died in yesterday's volcanic eruption at Whakaari/White Island. more
Would it have been possible to predict the New Zealand volcano eruption?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The agency that monitors geological activity in New Zealand, GeoNet, had issued warnings that a volcano off the country's North Island was showing signs... more
Sailing stone track discovered 'hiding in plain sight' in dinosaur fossil  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A sandstone slab prized for its detailed dinosaur footprints may also contain the track of a sailing stone or "walking rock." Paleontologist Paul Olsen from Lamont-Doherty... more
White Island: A look inside New Zealand's most active volcano  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New Zealand's White Island exploded suddenly on Monday and almost instantly became the scene of unimaginable horror, but as the country's most active volcano a disaster was not... more
The 'slow earthquakes' that we cannot feel may help protect against the devastating ones  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Earthquakes are sudden and their shaking can be devastating. But about 20 years ago, a new type of earthquake was... more
Why White Island Volcano Erupted Without Warning  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand. more
Dozens feared dead in eruption of New Zealand volcano  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A volcano on a New Zealand island erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving... more
Volcano F is the origin of 'floating stones'  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Stones do not float in water—this is a truism. But there is hardly a rule without exception. In fact, some volcanic eruptions produce a very porous type of rock with a density... more
Volcano F is the origin of pumice-rafts near Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. Researchers have now identified the origin of this pumice raft. It is a so... more
New Zealand Volcano Erupts, Killing at Least 5  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
A volcano erupted violently on a New Zealand island today local time, sending ash up to 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) into the air, leaving five people dead and many missing. more
Corals survive to tell the tale of Earth's newest island eruption  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists say coral reefs on a tiny island in the South Pacific have shown incredible resilience and recovery from a recent but very severe disturbance: a... more
Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. more
A Baby Volcano Was Just Discovered in the Pacific, and It's Adorable  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
A newfound volcano discovered near Minamitorishima Island, Japan, is a mere 3 million years old, which is quite young for the area. more
One dead, tourists stranded as New Zealand volcano erupts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A volcano that erupted without warning on a New Zealand island popular with tourists killed one person and stranded at least two dozen more Monday, with rescues too dangerous to... more
A Tiny Leak Led to a Massive, Unexpected Collapse at Kilauea Volcano  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii featured the spectacular collapse of the volcano's caldera, creating a hole nearly as deep as One World... more
Move over Jules Verne: Scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth's interior  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the... more
Three studies describe different parts of the 2018 Kīlauea caldera collapse  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three separate teams working independently have learned more about what happens during a slow-moving volcanic caldera collapse by studying the 2018 Kīlauea eruption in Hawaii. Each... more
Gaining insight into the energy balance of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at EPFL's Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory and the Weizmann Institute of Science have modeled the onset of slip between two bodies in frictional contact. Their work, a major step forward in... more
How a volcanic eruption helped create modern Scotland  Science Magazine · 1 week
Eruption-induced cooling likely exacerbated the “Scottish ills” of the late 1690s more
The tangled tale of Kilaueas 2018 eruption as told by geochemical monitoring  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Changes in magma chemistry that affect eruptive behavior occur during many volcanic eruptions, but typical analytical techniques are too slow to contribute to hazard... more
Magma reservoir failure and the onset of caldera collapse at Kilauea Volcano in 2018  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Caldera-forming eruptions are among Earth’s most hazardous natural phenomena, yet the architecture of subcaldera magma reservoirs and the conditions that... more
Cyclic lava effusion during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Lava flows present a recurring threat to communities on active volcanoes, and volumetric eruption rate is one of the primary factors controlling flow behavior and hazard. The time... more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
New, young volcano discovered in the Pacific  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects—a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Seismologists see future in fiber optic cables as earthquake sensors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each hair-thin glass fiber in a buried fiber optic cable contains tiny internal flaws—and that's a good thing for scientists looking for new ways to collect seismic data... more
Silverswords may be gone with the wind  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Silversword plants of Hawai'i—known by their Hawai'ian name 'ahinahina which translates to very grey—are unique to the Maui's Haleakalā volcano summit area and to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Big... more
New study finds the mix that makes Titan's lakes spew nitrogen bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research explains how bubbles erupt in frigid hydrocarbon lakes on Saturn's largest moon Titan, potentially creating fizz intense enough to form geologic features... more
Researchers discover a new, young volcano in the Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. The research team, led by Associate Professor Naoto Hirano of the Center... more
Soil study shows Australia at its most stripped back  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and Geoscience Australia could provide a much clearer picture of the Australian landscape, and how to better manage it under a changing... more
Analyzing seismic patterns to forecast the magnitude of the largest earthquake aftershocks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earthquakes can have devastating impacts on communities all around the world. They strike without warning, often resulting in large fatalities. Since the aftershocks that... more
Can one earthquake cause a cascade of more?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Europe isn't a region well known for intense seismic activity, but large earthquakes do happen. In 1953, a devastating 6.8 magnitude quake struck the Greek Ionian Islands. Though these large events tend... more
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study suggests Earth's first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic eruptions brought about by tectonics. In addition to explaining the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in the Great Oxidation... more
California is famous for earthquakes and wildfires—but don't forget about its volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the... more
New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a... more
Double dipping in an NIH loan repayment program, and using undersea cables as seismic sensors  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show: An investigation into the National Institutes of Health’s largest school debt repayment program and... more
Illuminating seafloor faults and ocean dynamics with dark fiber distributed acoustic sensing  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Distributed fiber-optic sensing technology coupled to existing subsea cables (dark fiber) allows observation of ocean and solid earth phenomena. We used an optical fiber... more
Underwater telecom cables make superb seismic network  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fiber-optic cables that constitute a global undersea telecommunications network could one day help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface. more
Tsunami unleashed by Anak Krakatoa eruption was at least 100m high  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The deadly volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatoa in 2018 unleashed a wave at least 100m high that could have caused widespread devastation had it been travelling... more
Crustal seismic velocity responds to a magmatic intrusion and seasonal loading in Icelands Northern Volcanic Zone  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Seismic noise interferometry is an exciting technique for studying volcanoes, providing a continuous measurement of seismic... more
Impact crater data analysis of Ryugu asteroid illuminates complicated geological history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Analysis of the impact craters on Ryugu using the spacecraft Hayabusa 2's remote sensing image data has illuminated the geological history of the Near-Earth asteroid. more
Transparent wood: the building material of the future?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Timothée Boitouzet studied architecture in Japan, where buildings need to survive earthquakes, he realised the next smart material might be one that humans have used for thousands of years—wood. more
Extra-terrestrial impacts may have triggered 'bursts' of plate tectonics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When -- and how -- Earth's surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in... more
Massive Tsunami Hit Northern Coast of Oman 1,000 Years Ago: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Sedimentological evidence and archaeological data show that huge tsunami hit the coast of today’s... more
Scientists unravel the mystery of volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Russian and Italian scientists have recently come closer to understanding volcanic eruptions by studying Monte Nuovo near Naples as a basis. Lava, the molten rock that forms and then solidifies on the Earth's surface,... more
Extraterrestrial impacts may have triggered 'bursts' of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When—and how—the Earth's surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research.... more
Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava flows on Mount Etna  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing... more
Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava flows on Mount Etna  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing... more
Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were thought to keep the marine nitrogen... more
Global geologic map of Titan  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The first map of the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed, revealing a dynamic world with dunes, lakes, plains, craters and... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are often a precursor to... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are... more
Seismologists: Earthquake warning systems need better balance of technical and predictive capabilities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two seismologists, one with the U.S. Geological Survey, the other with Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have published a Policy Forum... more
Newborn volcanic island in the Pacific has survived five years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. In 2015, a surtseyan eruption in the... more
Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Marine researchers decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan. more
Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The volcanic island of Kueishantao in northeastern Taiwan is an extreme habitat for marine organisms. With an active volcano, the coastal area has a unique hydrothermal field with... more
Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took command of a rover in the Netherlands on Monday and expertly drove it over an obstacle course... more
Telescopes and satellites combine to map entire planet's ground movement  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Curtin University research has revealed how pairing satellite images with an existing global network of radio telescopes can be used to paint a previously unseen whole-of-planet picture of... more
New geologic modeling method explains collapse of ancient mountains in American West  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
By using the latest computer numerical modeling technologies, combined with geologic compilations and seismic data, researchers in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook... more
Fly me (partway) to the moon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Last week, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Guelph sent a telescope to the top... more
Evidence of two quakes extends rupture history in Grand Tetons National Park  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hand-dug trenches around Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming reveal evidence for a previously unknown surface-faulting earthquake in along the Teton... more
'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes... more
First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, completed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other... more
Mars scientists investigate ancient life in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As any geologist worth his or her salt will tell you, there are rocks, and then there are rocks. Next July, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are launching rovers to Mars that... more
French earthquake fault mapped  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground shifted as a result of the quake. more
Driving test for Luca Parmitano on robotic geology science  ESA · 4 weeks
Today ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take control of a robot in the Netherlands while orbiting Earth in... more
French earthquake fault mapped  ESA · 4 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map... more
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