Plate Tectonics
Earthquake impact on submarine slopes: Subtle erosion versus significant strengthening  PHYS.ORG · 39 minutes
Active margins, where an oceanic plate slides under a continental plate, may cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Further, they are known for shifting sediments from margin slopes into deep... more
Stresses from past earthquakes explain location of seismic events  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The cumulative stresses caused by historic earthquakes could provide some explanation as to why and where they occur, according to new research. more
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form—inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident. more
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Steffen Farny, Ewald Kibler and Simon Down report how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of natural disasters, and build hope for the future. Farny says, "Aside from the physical... more
Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a "swarm" of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered. more
Medical News Today: What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 1 week
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about... more
What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 1 week
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here. more
Is a long-dormant Russian volcano waking up? It’s complicated  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Scientists debate how to interpret seismic activity near Bolshaya Udina on the remote Kamchatka Peninsula. more
New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of... more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes. more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting satellites can provide more accurate information on the impact of large earthquakes, which, in turn, can help provide... more
Artificial intelligence improves seismic analyses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The challenge to analyze earthquake signals with optimum precision grows along with the amount of available seismic data. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers have deployed a neural network to determine the arrival-time of seismic waves... more
Medical News Today: What to know about MS in children  MNT · 2 weeks
Multiple sclerosis in children can cause weakness, tremors, and muscle spasms, among other symptoms, which treatments can reduce. Learn more about multiple sclerosis in children here. more
What to know about MS in children  MNT · 2 weeks
Multiple sclerosis in children can cause weakness, tremors, and muscle spasms, among other symptoms, which treatments can reduce. Learn more about multiple sclerosis in children here. more
Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major... more
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding... more
Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Infrequent extreme events such as large earthquakes pose hazards and have lasting impacts on landscapes and biogeochemical cycles. Sediments provide valuable records... more
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
Catalog of north Texas earthquakes confirms continuing effects of wastewater disposal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A comprehensive catalog of earthquake sequences in Texas's Fort Worth Basin, from 2008 to 2018, provides a closer look at how wastewater disposal from oil and... more
How tides can trigger earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some earthquakes along mid-ocean ridges are linked with low tides, but nobody could figure out why. In a new study, researchers have uncovered the mechanism for this seeming paradox, and it comes down to the magma below the... more
A seismologist present at the discovery of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As a young seismologist in the 1960s, Lynn Sykes made crucial observations of earthquakes under the ocean floors that helped solidify the theory of plate tectonics—the foundation of modern geology.... more
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The transition to plate tectonics started with the help of lubricating sediments, scraped by glaciers from the slopes of Earth's first continents, according to new research. more
Soil eroded by glaciers may have kick-started plate tectonics  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
How plate tectonics got going is a mystery. Now scientists say they’ve found a key part of the story: massive piles of sediment dumped in the ocean. more
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth's outer layer is composed of giant plates that grind together, sliding past or dipping beneath one another, giving rise to earthquakes and volcanoes. These plates also separate at undersea mountain ridges,... more
Kelp DNA records destructive power of ancient earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most memorable and astonishing aspects of the recent Kaikoura earthquake was the sudden uplift of the sea floor, which left populations of coastal species like kelp and shellfish literally... more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Multiple interactions found in postulated network of faults in the Brawley seismic zone in southern California. more
Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some of the world's most powerful earthquakes involve multiple faults, and scientists are using supercomputers to better predict their behavior. Multi-fault earthquakes can span fault systems of tens to hundreds of kilometers, with ruptures propagating from one segment... more
Earthquakes that talk to each other  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On 19th June 2012 at 8:53 pm local time, a moment magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled the residents in and around the small town of Thorpdale in eastern Victoria. Moment magnitude measures the size or strength of an... more
Human-level performance in 3D multiplayer games with population-based reinforcement learning  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Reinforcement learning (RL) has shown great success in increasingly complex single-agent environments and two-player turn-based games. However, the real world contains multiple agents, each learning and acting independently... more
Characterizing large earthquakes before rupture is complete  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Whether earthquakes of different sizes are distinguishable early in their rupture process is a subject of debate. Studies have shown that the frequency content of radiated seismic energy in the first seconds of earthquakes... more
Detection of ammonia on Plutos surface in a region of geologically recent tectonism  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
We report the detection of ammonia (NH3) on Pluto’s surface in spectral images obtained with the New Horizons spacecraft that show absorption... more
Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or... more
Researchers find more evidence of 14th-century tsunami that wiped out Sumatran villages  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers with members from Singapore, Indonesia, Ireland and the U.K. has found more evidence of a tsunami approximately 600 years ago... more
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