Plate Tectonics
The slow earthquake spectrum in the Japan Trench illuminated by the S-net seafloor observatories  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Investigating slow earthquake activity in subduction zones provides insight into the slip behavior of megathrusts, which can provide important clues... more
Explaining earthquakes we can't feel  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. The answer, they learned, is in rocks' pores. more
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
To better understand subsurface processes associated with earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso, researchers investigated a very long period (VLP) seismicity dataset collected over two years.... more
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The threat of explosive volcanic eruptions looms over many cities around the world. Earthquakes, another major geological hazard, are known to have some relationships with the... more
Researchers explain slow-moving earthquakes known as 'slow slip events'  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The Earth's subsurface is an extremely active place, where the movements and friction of plates deep underground shape our landscape and govern the intensity of hazards above. While the Earth's... more
Earthquake early-warning sensors being expanded to high-risk areas in California and Nevada  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An infusion of federal funding will help expand or strengthen the U.S. Geological Survey's earthquake early-warning system around Lake Tahoe, Death Valley, Mammoth and... more
Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a new study of seven people with Parkinson’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that deep brain stimulation using electrical impulses jumpstarts the nerve... more
Earthquake-warning system that could provide smartphone alerts to Pacific Northwest gets funding boost  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region's seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of... more
Scientists finally know how big earthquakes start: with many smaller ones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The vast majority of earthquakes we feel come soon after smaller ones, according to new research that offers new insights into how seismology works. more
Seismic lines helped butterflies survive Fort McMurray wildfire, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Even as Alberta's fierce wildfire raged in and around Fort McMurray in 2016, plants and butterflies were surviving in narrow strips of forest that remained green and undamaged. more
Critics: Oregon courts disaster with new tsunami-zone law  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. more
Early species developed much faster than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more nutrients in the oceans.... more
Early species developed much faster than previously thought, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When Earth's species were rapidly diversifying nearly 500 million years ago, that evolution was driven by complex factors including global cooling, more oxygen in the atmosphere, and more... more
20 years after deadly quake, Istanbul ill-prepared for 'Big One'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Twenty years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the northwest of Turkey, Istanbulites live with the knowledge that another "Big One" is unavoidable, and that their city of 16... more
Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by developing a better means of modeling the destructive force of... more
Making sense of a '7.1' earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The fault underneath the town of Ridgecrest, California, has no name because scientists did not discover it until the 7.1 magnitude earthquake it produced on July 5. more
Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by developing a better means of modeling... more
Researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. Its impact formed a 25-mile... more
Brain researchers invent an affordable smartphone measurement for testing of medications  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brain researchers have invented an inexpensive method to measure tremor as known from Parkinson's disease in mice. The method utilises the accelerometer in a smartphone to... more
Rock scratches hint at future quakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Curved scratches in rock faces may give clues to where big quakes could strike next, a study led by Victoria University of Wellington Master's student Jesse Kearse has shown. more
An affordable solution to test new medications for tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Suffering from tremor can be very frustrating and reduce the quality of life for many people. more
Early seismic waves hold the clue to the power of the main temblor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists will be able to predict earthquake magnitudes earlier than ever before thanks to new research by Marine Denolle, assistant professor in... more
A 160,000-year-old history of tectonically controlled methane seepage in the Arctic  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The geological factors controlling gas release from Arctic deep-water gas reservoirs through seabed methane seeps are poorly constrained. This is partly due to limited data on... more
We Could Be Witnessing the Death of a Tectonic Plate, Says Earth Scientist  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A gaping hole in a dying tectonic plate beneath the ocean along the West Coast of the United States may be wreaking... more
Experiments help differentiate between nuclear tests and natural events  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States' ability to differentiate... more
A Tiny Magma Blob May Rewrite Earth's History of Plate Tectonics  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
An International team of scientists finds evidence that Earth began recycling itself more than 3 billion years ago. more
Researchers suggest Lomonosov crater could be more evidence of mega-tsunami on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from France, Australia and Spain has found evidence that suggests the Lomonosov crater impact event on Mars could have been... more
Earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters obey same mathematical pattern  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tracking the magnitude of several catastrophic natural events and drawing a graphic of how many episodes of each have occurred throughout history yields a result which cannot be... more
California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. more
Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after powerful quake off Java  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning late Friday after a powerful earthquake earlier struck off the southern coast of heavily populated Java island. more
Drop of ancient seawater rewrites Earth's history  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet. more
Ancient drop of water rewrites Earth's history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet. more
Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake's readiness to strike from days to weeks before the the mainshock hit,... more
Dynamic earthquake rupture in the lower crust  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Earthquakes in the continental crust commonly occur in the upper 15 to 20 km. Recent studies demonstrate that earthquakes also occur in the lower crust of collision zones and play a key role in... more
Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research mining data from a catalog of more than 1.8 million southern California earthquakes found that nearly three-fourths of the time, foreshocks signalled a quake's readiness to strike from days to weeks before the the mainshock hit,... more
Predicting seismic activity at fracking sites to prevent earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from the University of Bristol have found a more effective way to predict seismic activity at hydraulic fracturing sites, ensuring that potential earthquake activity remains within safe levels. more
Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection after fracking  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Geoscientists develop a method to forecast seismic hazards caused by the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production. more
Epic 'Terminator' Events Could Result in Gargantuan Solar Tsunamis, New Studies Suggest  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
What causes the sun's 11-year cycle of sunspot activity? According to two new studies, it could be literal tsunamis of plasma. more
Earthquakes: Numerical model pinpoints source of pre-cursor to seismic signals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that... more
Predicting earthquake hazards from wastewater injection  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A byproduct of oil and gas production is a large quantity of toxic wastewater called brine. Well-drillers dispose of brine by injecting it into deep rock formations, where its injection can cause earthquakes. Most quakes are... more
Numerical model pinpoints source of precursor to seismic signals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Numerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one... more
Greece: Magnitude 4.2 aftershock strikes close to Athens  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck not far from Athens and seismologists say it was an aftershock from a stronger quake more than a week ago. more
Lobster organs and reflexes damaged by marine seismic surveys  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study of the impact on marine life of seismic air guns, used in geological surveys of the seafloor, has found that the sensory organs and righting reflexes of... more
Molecule inhibits toxic protein accumulation in Parkinson's disease model  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Parkinson's disease often begins with small tremors. Over time symptoms worsen. Tremors become shakes and stiffness takes the body hostage. more
Seismologists monitor ridgecrest aftershocks using novel fiber optic network  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Seismologists from Caltech are using fiber optic cables to monitor and record the aftershocks from the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence in greater detail than previously possible. Thousands of tiny aftershocks... more
'Terminators' on the Sun trigger plasma tsunamis and the start of new solar cycles  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a pair of new papers, scientists paint a picture of how solar cycles suddenly die, potentially causing tsunamis of... more
Seismic air guns found to harm balance organ in rock lobsters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers with the University of Tasmania and Curtin University has found that seismic air guns used for oil and gas exploration can damage... more
Misunderstood storm surge threat can be every bit as deadly as a tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
One of the most powerful tropical storms ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan, rampaged across the central Philippines in 2013, causing the deaths of... more
Research could protect cities in active earthquake zones  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A study from the University of Toronto Mississauga reveals new clues about an earthquake that rocked Argentina's San Juan province in the 1950s. The results add important data about one of the... more
Many Dallas-Fort Worth area faults have the potential to host earthquakes, new study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A study has found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to changes in... more
Researchers design nanodrone to detect toxic gases in emergencies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Detecting dangerous gases in collapsed buildings due earthquakes or explosions and identifying the presence of victims in places which are hard to access are some action scenarios of SNAV, a... more
New map outlines seismic faults across Dallas-Fort Worth region  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Scientists from SMU, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to forces that could... more
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