Geology
Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening  ESA · 14 hours
When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had... more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise. more
The eruptive tempo of Deccan volcanism in relation to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary  Science Magazine · 1 day
Late Cretaceous records of environmental change suggest that Deccan Traps (DT) volcanism contributed to the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (KPB) ecosystem crisis. However, testing this hypothesis... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history—the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers from Heidelberg University... more
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 1,700 animal and plant specimens from the collection of eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell—known as the pioneer of modern geology—were organised, digitised and... more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers have... more
Stonehenge’s Bluestones Were Quarried in Wales 5,000 Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Geologists and archaeologists have long known that the builders of Stonehenge made use of two main types of... more
Carbon Capture and Storage project publishes findings  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The ACT Acorn project, an international research project which involves University geology experts, has announced the findings of its research into the feasibility of establishing a carbon capture and storage facility in the North... more
Mars’ lake may need an underground volcano to exist  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
If a lake under Martian ice is real, there must be a subsurface magma pool to keep conditions warm enough for water to remain liquid, scientists say. more
'Phantom' volcanoes discovery signals new hope for North Sea oil and gas exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Geologists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered a huge swathe of the North Sea left unexplored for oil and gas because... more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
Rosetta's comet sculpted by stress  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Feeling stressed? You're not alone. ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior following its formation. more
Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress  ESA · 5 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
A Single Earthquake Can Move Millions of Tons of Carbon into Earth's Deepest Trenches  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Earthquakes may be dumping millions of tons of carbon into the Earth's deepest cracks. And scientists aren't sure what that... more
World's finest gold specimen probed with Los Alamos neutrons  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using neutron characterization techniques a team of scientists have peered inside one of the most unique examples of wire gold, understanding for the first time the specimen's structure and possible... more
Synchrotron light to analyse mining waste in marine sediment in the Portman bay  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The ALBA Synchrotron is expected to reveal the environmental impact of the tons of mining waste thrown for over 40 years into... more
Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according... more
Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according... more
Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of scientists has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in... more
Massive Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Geophysicists used data from an enormous earthquake in Bolivia to find mountains at the base of the mantle's transition zone, located 660 kilometers below our feet. Their statistical... more
New Study Suggests Possibility of Recent Underground Volcanism on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the... more
Massive Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and outer core. That's not... more
Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to uncover why... more
Satellites reveal a new view of Earth's water from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1889, near the remote border town of Embudo, New Mexico, John Wesley Powell, the famous explorer of the Grand Canyon and second head of the U.S. Geological... more
Undersea gases could superheat the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. more
On a remote island, a lost part of the world is found  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean lies a geologic enigma. Some 4 million years ago, volcanic eruptions on the seabed piled... more
Indonesia's devastating 2018 earthquake was a rare supershear, UCLA study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last September was a rare 'supershear' earthquake, according to a study led by UCLA... more
Insulating crust kept cryomagma liquid for millions of years on nearby dwarf planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent NASA mission to the dwarf planet Ceres found brilliant, white spots of salts on its surface. New research delved into... more
Possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research suggests liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist... more
New study suggests possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. Now, a new study in the... more
Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part of the Ocean Came From  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists. more
Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part of the Ocean Came From  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists. more
Innovative method enables new view into Earth's interior  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An innovative X-ray method enables new high-pressure investigations of samples under deep mantle conditions. The technique, which was developed by a team led by Georg Spiekermann from DESY, the German Research Centre... more
Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a traveling sand dune  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years to better understand a physical phenomenon called self-organized criticality, which appears... more
New geometric model improves predictions of fluid flow in rock  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deep beneath the Earth's surface, oil and groundwater percolate through gaps in rock and other geologic material. Hidden from sight, these critical resources pose a significant challenge for... more
Curiosity Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public... more
Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle domains. more
360 Video: Curiosity rover departs Vera Rubin Ridge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity's final drill site on the ridge,... more
Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New data collected by University of Wyoming researchers and others point to a newly defined mantle domain in a remote part of the Southern Ocean. more
Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has spewed a plume of grey ash into the sky as fiery red molten lava streamed down from its crater. more
Researchers pinpoint promising approach for analyzing atmospheric particles from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere. Aerosols... more
Deep sea reveals linkage between earthquake and carbon cycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In order to understand the global carbon cycle, deep-sea exploration is essential, an international team led by geologists from Innsbruck concludes. For the first time, they succeeded in quantifying the... more
Geologists Find Evidence of Paleozoic Ice Age in Southern Africa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
While exploring Namibia, the desert country in southern Africa, a team of geologists from West Virginia... more
Kansas geologist reveals startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A University of Kansas geologist's work in the remote High Arctic of Norway has exposed the startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes -- including multidrug-resistant "superbugs" -- that could have... more
Revising the history of big, climate-altering volcanic eruptions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new isotopic method to analyze the recent history of large stratospheric volcanic eruptions, using 2,600 years' worth of records contained in ice cores from Antarctica. Stratospheric eruptions can launch... more
Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have turned parts of a 13,000-mile-long testbed of 'dark fiber', unused fiber-optic cable, owned by the DOE Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), into a highly sensitive... more
Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on sensors that cost tens of thousands... more
Study reveals unsettling multidrug antibiotic resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Kansas geologist's work in the remote High Arctic of Norway has exposed the startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes—including multidrug-resistant "superbugs"—that could have... more
Revising the history of big, climate-altering volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For all their destructive power, most volcanic eruptions are local events. Lava flows tend to reach only a few miles at most, while airborne ash and soot travel a little farther. But... more
Volcanic growth 'critical' to the formation of Panama  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists put forward new explanation as to how land bridge formed between North and South America. more
Volcanic growth 'critical' to the formation of Panama  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is a thin strip of land whose creation kick-started one of the most significant geological events in the past 60 million years. more
Lava, gas flowing out Indonesia volcano sends people fleeing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes, a volcanology official said Tuesday. more
Earthquake with magnitude 7.5 in Indonesia: An unusual and steady speed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Earthquakes happen when rocks on either side of a tectonic fault shift suddenly in opposite directions. Two main seismic waves that carry shaking out of a... more
Researcher unearths an ice age in the African desert  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by geologists. more
Researchers unearth an ice age in the African desert  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown. more
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Floating seismometers dubbed MERMAIDs -- Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers -- reveal that Galápagos volcanoes are fed by a mantle plume reaching 1,900 km deep. By letting their... more
Earthquake with magnitude 7.5 in Indonesia—an unusual and steady speed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD-France), Université Côte d"Azur, University of California Los Angeles and California Institute of Technology... more
MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Seismologists use waves generated by earthquakes to scan the interior of our planet, much like doctors image their patients using medical tomography. Earth imaging has helped us track down the deep origins... more
Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can... more
Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can... more
Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New evidence from the cliffsides of Australia suggests that Earth's largest extinction event -- a volcanic cataclysm occurring roughly 252 million years ago -- extinguished plant life long before many animal counterparts. more
Sodium, not heat, reveals volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A large volcanic event was detected on Jupiter's moon Io using Jovian sodium nebula brightness variation, a new paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters said. more
Hurricane Katrina's aftermath included increase in CVD hospitalization rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They're also described in terms of human costs,... more
How we traced the underwater volcanic ancestry of Lord Howe Island  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lord Howe Island is a beautiful and incredibly isolated world heritage site some 600km off the coast of New South Wales, lauded for its unique volcanic... more
Kilauea eruption spurs creation of real-time air pollution network  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As red molten lava oozed out of Kilauea on the Island of Hawaii ("the Big Island") in May 2018, destroying houses and property in its path, clouds of ash particles... more
Toppled train offers insight into ground motion, origin of 1906 earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated... more
Eruption spurs creation of real-time air pollution network  MIT · 3 weeks
Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island. more
Toppled train offers insight into ground motion, origin of 1906 earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By mathematically modeling the movements of a locomotive that toppled from the tracks north of San Francisco during the city's infamous 1906 earthquake, researchers have calculated... more
Earthquake in super slo-mo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than 50 days. A novel processing technique applied to data... more
Indonesia's Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) down its slopes. more
Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In his free time last summer, Rice University geoscientist Ming Tang made a habit of comparing the niobium content in various rocks in a global minerals database. What he found was worth skipping a few nights... more
Earthquake in super slo-mo  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A big earthquake occurred south of Istanbul in the summer of 2016, but it was so slow that nobody noticed. The earthquake, which took place at mid-crustal depth, lasted more than fifty days. Only a novel processing technique applied to... more
How we know that ancient African people valued fossils and rocks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the... more
Ancient crystals offer evidence of the start of Earth's core solidifying  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A quartet of researchers from the University of Rochester and the University of California has found evidence of the starting period for the solidification of Earth's... more
Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in... more
Five explosive things the 2018 eruption taught us about Kilauea  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
Kilauea’s 2018 eruption allowed volcanologists a clear window into the processes that have shaped and influenced the world’s most watched volcano. more
Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in... more
New method to determine how safe buildings are after an earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Deciding when it's safe for a building's residents to move back in after an earthquake is a major challenge and responsibility for civil engineers. Not only... more
Preparing Astronaut Lunar Exploration  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon... more
Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Carbon capture and storage is a reliable way to store CO2 emissions underground, with minimal chance of gas escaping through geological fault lines. more
Geoscientists insist weather forecasting is more accurate than ever and could get even better  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A trio of geoscientists with Pennsylvania State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has published an an update in... more
Identifying the origin of macroscopic friction between clay mineral surfaces  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University jointly discovered for the first time, through theoretical calculation and experiment, that macroscopic frictions occurring between clay mineral surfaces originate... more
Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below ground  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored in underground rocks, even if geological faults are present, research has confirmed. more
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon exploration with electronic aids, upgraded geological tools from the Apollo era and... more
Expedition to Antarctica finds signs of life—researchers investigating if it still exists  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An astonishing discovery is made by a research team including Brad Rosenheim, Ph.D., associate professor of geological oceanography in the USF College of Marine... more
Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of... more
Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the U.K. now show that a major explosive eruption from... more
50 years ago, scientists tried to control earthquakes with earthquakes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
In the 1960s, researchers proposed preventing a big earthquake by creating smaller ones. That hasn’t quite worked out. more
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