Geology
Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky. more
Data from Kilauea suggests the eruption was unprecedented  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A very large team of researchers from multiple institutions in the U.S. has concluded that the Kilauea volcanic eruption that occurred over this past summer represented an unprecedented volcanic event. In their... more
Researchers solve seismic mystery that shook central Alberta communities  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Icequakes created by a unique combination of weather and buckling lake ice—not earthquakes—caused the tremors that damaged homes and properties in several central Alberta communities last New Year's Day, according... more
How chickens became the ultimate symbol of the Anthropocene  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
We are living on the planet of the chickens. The broiler (meat) chicken now outweighs all wild birds put together by three to one. It is the most numerous vertebrate... more
Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Research confirms new minerals are capturing and storing carbon in a new paper by University of Alberta geologists and their collaborators. The minerals, members of the hydrotalcite group, are the first outside of the... more
After quakes and flooding, Japan picks 'disaster' as 2018 symbol  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Japan on Wednesday selected the Chinese character for "disaster" as its "defining symbol" for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. more
Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Researchers revealed new insight into the Hawaiian volcano’s most recent eruption. more
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions  Science Magazine · 6 days
Global warning system based on data from existing satellites could be just a couple years away more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kilauea Volcano  Science Magazine · 6 days
In 2018, Kīlauea Volcano experienced its largest lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption and caldera collapse in at least 200 years. After collapse of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into potential causes of... more
Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The 2016 Iniskin earthquake (magnitude 7.1) that shook Anchorage, Alaska, was captured by the seismometers of the EarthScope Transportable Array. This data is helping Geoff Abers, a professor at Cornell... more
The complex history of Earth's magnetic reversals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Throughout Earth's long geologic history, the magnetic pole has not remained stable. more
A glimpse into future oceans  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Something peculiar is happening in the azure waters off the rocky cliffs of Ischia, Italy. There, streams of gas-filled volcanic bubbles rising up to the surface are radically changing life around them by making seawater acidic. Stanford researchers... more
Geology and grapes a winning pair  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
About 150 years after grapes were first cultivated on a small strip of Pelee Island, vineyards now cover two-thirds of the island and have become its major agricultural enterprise. more
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. This long-term, ongoing study aims to shed... more
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with manmade lava are helping to answer this important question. more
Image: Chachani, Peru  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa. The outskirts of the city and part of the airport... more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
USGS identifies largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in the Delaware Basin portion of Texas and New Mexico's Permian Basin... more
Volcanic eruptions that depleted ocean oxygen may have set off the Great Dying  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Massive eruptions from volcanoes spewing greenhouse gases 252 million years ago may have triggered Earth’s biggest mass extinction. more
A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents -- uninhabitable by most life forms -- microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It's all in how they wrap themselves. more
Volcanoes are Fed by ‘Mush’ Reservoirs, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by liquid magma formed in large, underground caves called ‘magma’ chambers; instead, they are... more
A microbe's membrane helps it survive extreme environments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Within harsh environments like hot springs, volcanic craters and deep-sea hydrothermal vents – uninhabitable by most life forms – microscopic organisms are thriving. How? It's all in how they wrap themselves. more
Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. more
Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. more
Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car—it was a huge earthquake. more
A 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Just Shook Alaska  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The earthquake struck 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Anchorage, prompting a tsunami warning. more
A New Way to Create Saturn’s Radiation Belts  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of international scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS), University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences... more
The physics of extracting gas from shale formations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Extracting gas from new sources is vital in order to supplement dwindling conventional supplies. Shale reservoirs host gas trapped in the pores of mudstone, which consists of a mixture of silt mineral... more
Trump said to advance seismic tests for oil in Atlantic waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite protests that the geological... more
X-rays of rocks show their super-fluid past, and reveal mineral deposits vital for batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New X-ray technologies reveal some of the incredible processes that took place in Earth's geological history – and should help... more
Team uncovers new molecule with big implications  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware's Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in volcanic hot springs, to understand how it captures energy from... more
China sets out for the far side of the moon  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Latest mission in ambitious program is a boon for lunar geology and radio astronomy more
Freshwater may hold key to managing Lake O's toxic algae, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
U.S. Geological Survey scientists tinkering around with freshwater blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee have made a simple, yet potentially significant discovery: the amount of... more
A new way to create Saturn's radiation belts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of international scientists from BAS, University of Iowa and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet... more
New automated volcano warning system forecasts imminent eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed an automated early warning system for volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. The new system helped government officials warn the public of impending eruptions in Italy and could... more
Fossil algae reveal 500 million years of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth scientists are able to travel far back in time to reconstruct the geological past and paleoclimate to make better predictions about future climate conditions. Using the organic molecule phytane,... more
VitalTag to give vital information in mass casualty incidents  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When mass casualty incidents occur—shootings, earthquakes, multiple car pile ups—first responders can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer number of victims. When every second counts, monitoring all the victims in... more
A new algorithm could help protect planes from damaging volcanic ash  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A computer program that tracks the temperature and height of clouds in the atmosphere could keep planes away from volcanic ash. more
950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power. more
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island 3,980 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island, in Antarctica, 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought. This event was the largest eruption in the... more
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island 3,980 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A large volcanic eruption shook Deception Island in Antarctica 3,980 years ago, and not 8,300, as it was previously thought, according to an international study published in Scientific... more
6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran's institute of geophysics said. more
Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists. more
Here's Why NASA's InSight Will Land on a 'Boring' Part of Mars  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA is just days away from plopping its robotic geoscientist, the Mars InSight lander, onto the surface of the Red Planet — but if... more
Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. more
Earth's cobalt deposits formed much later than previously believed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cobalt deposits in one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta geologists. more
Pangaea-X Moon base  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The technology-focused extension of the Pangaea geology field course, Pangaea-X, is in full swing this week on Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands. The test campaign combines geology and space exploration with high-tech equipment to prepare humans for extra-terrestrial terrains. more
What a sinking island can tell us about sea-level change and earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One of the most striking features of Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, is an absence. Unlike much of the California coast and... more
950-Mile-Long Cloud Spotted Over Martian Volcano. And It Has Staying Power.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Unlike other Martian cloud structures that seem to poof in and out of existence, this one has staying power. more
Mars revisited: NASA spacecraft days away from risky landing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. more
Mars getting first US visitor in years, a 3-legged geologist  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Mars is about to get its first U.S. visitor in years: a three-legged, one-armed geologist to dig deep and listen for quakes. more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. more
Sunset Crater, San Francisco Volcanic Field  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The San Francisco Volcanic Field is a 4,700 square kilometers (1,800 square miles) area in the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. The field contains more than 600 scoria cones active in the past six million... more
Oil extraction likely triggered mid-century earthquakes in L.A.  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
World War II-era oil pumping under Los Angeles likely triggered a rash of mid-sized earthquakes in the 1930s and 1940s, potentially leading seismologists to overestimate the earthquake potential in the region, according... more
Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull glacier, which flows from the active, ice-covered volcano Katla, shows... more
Exploration makes perfect  ESA · 4 weeks
Testing the technology to explore other planets starts on Earth. While robots scout uncharted terrains, moonwalkers analyse rocks and send detailed geological descriptions to mission control. Artificial intelligence gets better... more
Communities flee eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier... more
The engineering work of ants can influence paleoclimatic studies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ants of the species Messor barbarus modify the grain size and mineralogical composition of the soils they inhabit, influencing the results obtained in palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental studies, according to research... more
Computer scientists use artificial intelligence to boost an earthquake physics simulator  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from the Earthquake Research Institute, Department of Civil Engineering and Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo, and the RIKEN Center... more
Evacuations urged near Guatemala's erupting Volcano of Fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. more
Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption
SCIENCE-NEWS
A glimpse into future oceans
PHYS.ORG
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes
PHYS.ORG
New automated volcano warning system forecasts imminent eruptions
PHYS.ORG
Exploration makes perfect
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