Plate Tectonics
Strong quake sends people out of malls in south Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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
Harnessing nature's defences against tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. The death toll from tsunamis, at 260,000 during the past century, was higher... 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
Stepwise Earth oxygenation is an inherent property of global biogeochemical cycling  Science Magazine · 4 days
Oxygenation of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans occurred across three major steps during the Paleoproterozoic, Neoproterozoic, and Paleozoic eras, with each increase having profound consequences for the... more
Breathing new life into the rise of oxygen debate  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research strongly suggests that the distinct 'oxygenation events' that created Earth's breathable atmosphere happened spontaneously, rather than being a consequence of biological or tectonic revolutions. The study not only... 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
Breathing new life into the rise of oxygen debate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New research strongly suggests that the distinct 'oxygenation events' that created Earth's breathable atmosphere happened spontaneously, rather than being a consequence of biological or tectonic revolutions. 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
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
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
Stormquakes: Powerful storms cause seafloor tremors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Stormquakes are a recently discovered phenomenon characterized by seismic activity originating at the ocean floor due to powerful storms. 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
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
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
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms  MNT · 2 weeks
New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease. more
Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms  MNT · 2 weeks
New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease. 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
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
Study advances understanding of mechanisms involved in functional neurological disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Individuals with functional neurological disorder have symptoms not explained by traditional neurological conditions, including limb weakness, tremor, gait abnormalities, seizures and sensory deficits. 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
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
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
Ultrasound treatment could be safe and effective option for people with essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People with tremors in their hands, head or voice may find some relief for up to three years from a treatment using... 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
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
Huge tsunami hit Oman 1,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
15-meter high waves that pushed boulders the weight of a Leopard tank inland: This is more or less how one can imagine the tsunami that hit the coast of today's Sultanate of Oman about... more
Huge tsunami hit Oman 1,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fifteen-meter high waves that pushed boulders the weight of a Leopard tank inland: This is more or less how one can imagine the tsunami that hit the coast of today's Sultanate of Oman about... 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
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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