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West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits
PHYS.ORG Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification,... 8 hours
Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' in 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks
NPR A new analysis of what were initially thought to be microbial fossils in Greenland suggests they might instead just be mineral structures created when ancient tectonic forces squeezed... 22 hours
Extinction is forever—and ecosystem recovery takes a really, really long time
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Leeds studying fossil data surrounding the Permo-Triassic (P-Tr) extinction of 252 million years (Ma) ago found that a marine ecosystem, in... 1 day
Japan company admits falsifying data for quake shock absorbers
PHYS.ORG A company supplying equipment to protect major buildings in Japan from earthquakes has admitted falsifying data, authorities said Wednesday, stressing there was no immediate safety risk. 1 day
Mount St. Helens Eruption: Facts & Information
LIVE SCIENCE Picturesque Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 and remains the most destructive example of volcanic activity in the United States. 2 days
Huge earthquake simulator to get an upgrade
PHYS.ORG The University of California, San Diego's outdoor shake table in Scripps Ranch will soon give engineers a truer sense of the fury released when big earthquakes erupt in places around the world, 2 days
New maps to support decision-making after an earthquake
PHYS.ORG Researchers from diverse institutions, including the School of Land Surveying, Geodesy and Mapping Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, have developed a new methodology to create easy-to-understand maps for decision-making support after... 2 days
How geology tells the story of evolutionary bottlenecks and life on Earth
PHYS.ORG Evidence that catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks that changed the course of life on Earth may be buried within ancient rocks... 2 days
Fast, accurate estimation of the Earth's magnetic field for natural disaster detection
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have applied machine-learning techniques to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data taken at multiple observation... 3 days
Fast, accurate estimation of the Earth's magnetic field for natural disaster detection
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have applied machine-learning techniques to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data taken at multiple observation points, potentially allowing detection... 4 days
Guatemala volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption
PHYS.ORG Guatemala's Volcano of Fire spewed ash and lava Saturday just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. 4 days
Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts again
PHYS.ORG Guatemala's deadly Fuego volcano erupted anew early Friday, unleashing a 600-meter flow of lava and sending clouds of ash spiralling into the sky. 6 days
'Fake news' about volcanic eruptions could put lives at risk
PHYS.ORG The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded across the continent. More... 6 days
Planetary Researchers Find Evidence of Ancient Strike-Slip Tectonics on Ganymede
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study, published in the journal Icarus, reveals Ganymede — the largest and most massive... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) reveals... 1 week
6.0-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali
PHYS.ORG A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing panicked people to flee their homes. 1 week
Volcano researcher learns how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems
SCIENCE DAILY After studying layers of pumice, measuring the amount of crystals in the samples and using thermodynamic models, the team determined that magma moved closer to the surface with each successive... 1 week
Climbing the crustal ladder: Magma storage-depth evolution during a volcanic flare-up
Science Magazine Very large eruptions (>50 km3) and supereruptions (>450 km3) reveal Earth’s capacity to produce and store enormous quantities (>1000 km3) of crystal-poor, eruptible magma in the... 1 week
Gravitational collapse of Mount Etnas southeastern flank
Science Magazine The southeastern flank of Etna volcano slides into the Ionian Sea at rates of centimeters per year. The prevailing understanding is that pressurization of the magmatic system, and not gravitational forces, controls flank movement,... 1 week
Italy’s Mount Etna could be collapsing into the sea
Science Magazine Volcano’s movement is more dangerous than previously thought 1 week
Volcano researchers learn how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems
PHYS.ORG To figure out where magma gathers in the earth's crust and for how long, Vanderbilt University volcanologist Guilherme Gualda and his students traveled to their most active cluster: the Taupo... 1 week
How the seeds of planets take shape
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In theoretical research that could explain everything from planet formation to outflows from stars, to even the settling of volcanic ash, Caltech researchers have discovered a new mechanism to explain how the act of... 1 week
Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting
PHYS.ORG A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology reveals Ganymede, an icy... 1 week
Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine
PHYS.ORG Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine. 1 week
Seizures start with a hush: A spike in inhibition
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Haiti quake toll rises to 17
PHYS.ORG The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said Tuesday. 1 week
Lessons from Dutch geological history might be useful for other present-day deltas
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Lost Chain of Underwater Volcanoes Is a Massive Whale Superhighway
LIVE SCIENCE There is an ancient "highway" of massive, underwater volcanoes near Tasmania, and apparently whales love it. 1 week
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PHYS.ORG Even long before medieval inhabitants reclaimed land and raised dykes at a large scale, humans have had a strong impact on river behavior in... 1 week
Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas
PHYS.ORG When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. 1 week
Sentinel-2 maps Indonesia earthquake
PHYS.ORG A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on 28 September, destroying homes and hundreds of lives. As the death toll continues to rise, the effects of this natural disaster are far-reaching, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking access food,... 1 week
NASA's ARIA maps Indonesia quake, tsunami damage
PHYS.ORG A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction. 1 week
Study looks at San Francisco quake vulnerability
PHYS.ORG As two of San Francisco's most vaunted buildings sink or crack, an earthquake study recommended re-inspecting dozens of high-rises and beefing up construction codes for the growing crop of skyscrapers in the booming city. 2 weeks
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Explosive lies: How volcanoes can lie about their age, and what it means for us
PHYS.ORG Just like a teenager wanting to be older, volcanoes can lie about their age, or at least about... 2 weeks
Anthropologist rewrites history using science, art
SCIENCE DAILY Art often imitates life, but when an anthropologist and a geologist investigated a 2000-year-old carved statue on a tobacco pipe, he exposed a truth he says will rewrite art history. 2 weeks
Ground shaking during devastating flood offers new insights
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Slab2, a comprehensive subduction zone geometry model
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Ground shaking during devastating flood offers new insights
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Researchers reveal ancient thyroid disease using science and art
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