Geology
New Geophysical Phenomenon Discovered: Stormquakes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
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
Magma crystallization makes volcanoes more explosive  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new paper from scientists at The University of Manchester has discovered why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive than others. more
Volcanic ash sparks a new discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Imagine you're getting ready to fly to your favorite vacation destination when suddenly a volcano erupts, sending massive amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, and forcing the cancellation of your flight. That's exactly what happened... more
Northern peatlands may contain twice as much carbon as previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Northern peatlands may hold twice as much carbon as scientists previously suspected, according to a study published today in Nature Geoscience. The findings suggest that these... more
Infrasound from underwater volcano erupting shows formation of gigantic bubbles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Alaska has found that they could estimate the size of bubbles that form from underwater... more
NASA map reveals a new landslide risk factor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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
How aerosols affect our climate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For many, the word "aerosol" might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like from car exhaust or biomass burning, or naturally occurring,... more
Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence  Science Magazine · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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
How aerosols affect our climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Greenhouse gases may get more attention, but aerosols -- from car exhaust to volcanic eruptions -- also have a major impact on the Earth's climate. Using a massive NASA dataset, researchers have created a framework that helps explain... more
What happens under the Yellowstone volcano?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Yellowstone National Park in the USA, with its geysers and hot springs, is a major attraction for tourists. However, especially in times of little news, the media often focuses on the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last erupted... more
What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A recent study helps to better explain the processes in the Earth's interior beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. more
Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
In the early 20th century, sailors near Alaska reported seeing black bubbles seeming to boil out from the sea. They weren't wrong. more
California earthquake alerts to become available statewide  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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
Scientists Reconstruct Geological History of Spain’s Giant Geode  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
In a paper published in the journal Geology, Dr. Juan Manuel García-Ruiz from the Universidad de Granada and colleagues reveal... more
Venus May Never Have Been Wet and Warm World  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
The giant geode of Pulpí  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The geode of Pulpí is an 11-meter hollow ovoid with crystal-paneled walls. It is like those familiar couplets of stone interiors covered with bright crystallites, but so large that several people can fit inside. The crystals, of up... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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 · 1 week
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
Ice core source discovery adds to study of volcanic activity, climate system interactions   PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new discovery by University of Maine researchers that challenges the established volcanic source of particles found in an ice core from... more
Distinguishing earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Up to now, there was no way of predicting whether a powerful earthquake was likely to be followed by one of even greater magnitude. But the results of a study recently published in Nature by Laura Gulia and... more
Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed light on Martian landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean—yet scientists have... more
Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists. more
Rice irrigation worsened landslides in deadliest earthquake of 2018  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Irrigation significantly exacerbated the earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in 2018, according to an international study. more
Shape of volcanic ash influences contamination of water sources in volcanically active regions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Contaminants from volcanic eruptions leach into water at different rates depending on the shape of the volcanic ash particles, according to new... more
Unusual fault rupture during Kaikōura quake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the 24-plus faults that ruptured in the 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake has turned out to be even more unusual than scientists first thought and it may prompt a rethink about how seismic hazard... more
Northern fur seals multiply on steaming Alaska volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Alaska's northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location—a tiny island that forms the... more
Nearly a decade in the making, exoplanet-hunting instrument installed in Hawaii  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A top a dormant volcano in Hawaii, an extremely delicate instrument—designed to help scientists find distant worlds—is scattered across the floor in hundreds of pieces. more
Daily measurement of slow slip from low-frequency earthquakes is consistent with ordinary earthquake scaling  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Slow slip transients on faults can last from seconds to months and stitch together the earthquake cycle. However, no single... more
Unusual kinematics of the Papatea fault (2016 Kaikoura earthquake) suggest anelastic rupture  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
A key paradigm in seismology is that earthquakes release elastic strain energy accumulated during an interseismic period on approximately planar faults. Earthquake slip models... more
The impact of communal irrigation systems on earthquake-triggered landslides in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research from Royal Holloway, University of London, has found that changes to the environment caused by human activity can promote earthquake-triggered landslides. The devastation caused... more
Earthquake in the cell  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nuclear abnormalities such as nuclear blebs and micronuclei have devastating consequences for the genetic material and are associated with cancer or ageing. Scientists now revealed that the epigenetic enzyme MOF is crucial for the morphological integrity of the mammalian nucleus.... more
Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, triggering a tsunami that killed 430 people.... more
Did long ago tsunamis lead to mysterious, tropical fungal outbreak in Pacific northwest?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent... more
Scientists quantify global volcanic CO2 venting; estimate total carbon on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Volcanoes, colliding and spreading continental and oceanic plates, and other phenomena re-studied with innovative high-tech tools, provide important fresh insights to Earth's innermost workings, scientists say. more
Humanity's emissions '100-times greater' than volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Human activity churns out up to 100 times more planet-warming carbon each year as all the volcanoes on Earth, says a decade-long study released Tuesday. more
Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau volcano plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, triggering a tsunami that killed 430... more
Researchers confront mystery of tropical fungal outbreak in the Pacific Northwest  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections... more
Did long ago tsunamis lead to mysterious, tropical fungal outbreak in Pacific northwest?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent... more
Team designs two-dimensional radar reflector to measure subtle ground movement  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Southwest Research Institute science and engineering team designed a two-dimensional radar retroreflector that remotely monitors subtle shifts in the Earth's crust. The patent-pending Van Atta retroreflector works... more
Giant telescope project in Hawaii delayed by protests  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Anger is brewing on the Big Island of Hawaii over plans to build a giant telescope on a dormant volcano that is highly sacred to the region's native population. more
5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, 8 slightly injured  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Istanbul slightly injured eight people Thursday and sent school children and residents into the streets of Turkey's commercial and cultural hub. more
5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Istanbul, injures eight  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Turkey's largest city on Thursday, driving residents to evacuate buildings, AFP journalists witnessed. more
Historic earthquakes suggest Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt's quiet regions are active  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Seemingly low-hazard seismic regions in Mexico have experienced multiple, strong earthquakes since the 1500s, new research finds, suggesting the regions have many unmapped, active fault lines. The areas... more
Nuclear waste is piling up: Governments need to stop dithering and take action  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The UK government has launched a process to find a volunteer community who would be willing to host a £12 billion geological... more
Hidden World of Undersea Volcanoes and Lava Flows Discovered Off Italian Coast  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered a new volcanic complex near southwestern Italy caused by an unusual type of fault. more
Coupled afterslip and transient mantle flow after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Modeling of postseismic deformation following great earthquakes has revealed the viscous structure of the mantle and the frictional properties of the fault interface. However, for giant... more
'Treasure trove' of earthquake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. more
Goldschmidtite: New Mineral from Earth’s Mantle Found inside Diamond  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of geologists from the University of Alberta, Northwestern University and the University of Glasgow has found... more
'Treasure trove' of quake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. more
Study sheds new light on how the Earth's crust was formed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new international study led by a Monash geoscientist has found that more crust was formed on the early Earth than previously thought. more
Earth, wind, flora sway Trinidad sulfur levels  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As scientists observe the force of nature through a satellite weather tracker, they only see the day's events. To observe the long-term atmospheric influence, University of Cincinnati geologists are taking research a step further... more
Earth, wind, flora sway Trinidad sulfur levels  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Geologists get a glimpse into the power of wind, rain, coastal proximity and climate on coastal environments. more
Machu Picchu: Ancient Incan sanctuary intentionally built on faults  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The ancient Incan sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of humanity's greatest architectural achievements. Built in a remote Andean setting atop a narrow ridge high above a precipitous river... more
Promoting earth's legacy delivers local economic benefits  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For iconic landscapes such as Grand Canyon or the Appalachian Mountains, geological features are an integral part of their appeal. Yet despite the seeming permanence of cliffs, caves, fossils, and other geological highlights, these... more
Can machine learning reveal geology humans can't see?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Identifying geological features in a densely vegetated, steep, and rough terrain can be almost impossible. Imagery like LiDAR can help researchers see through the tree cover, but subtle landforms can often be... more
Promoting earth's legacy delivers local economic benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For iconic landscapes such as Grand Canyon or the Appalachian Mountains, geological features are an integral part of their appeal. Yet despite the seeming permanence of cliffs, caves, fossils, and other geological highlights, these... more
Faults' hot streaks and slumps could change earthquake hazard assessments  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For more than a century, a guiding principle in seismology has been that earthquakes recur at semi-regular intervals according to a "seismic cycle." In this model, strain that... more
Can machine learning reveal geology humans can't see?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Identifying geological features in a densely vegetated, steep, and rough terrain can be almost impossible. Imagery like LiDAR can help researchers see through the tree cover, but subtle landforms can often be... more
Faults' hot streaks and slumps could change earthquake hazard assessments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For more than a century, a guiding principle in seismology has been that earthquakes recur at semi-regular intervals according to a 'seismic cycle.' In this model, strain that... more
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