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Scientists determine source of world’s largest mud eruption

On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from...

What are the three main types of faults?

What is a fault? A fault is a fracture or zone of fractures between two blocks of rock. Faults allow the blocks to move relative...

What Is a Geologic Fault?

A fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of...

Formation of coal almost turned our planet into a snowball

While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago the formation of that same coal brought our planet close to...

Tidal and mangrove deposits during the Oligo-Miocene in the South China...

A study on 22–18 million-year-old tidal deposits reveals insights on the significance of mangrove organic carbon sequestration in the South China Sea at geological...

Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf...

Stripy cliffs in Segelsällskarpet Fjord, Northeast Greenland National Park

Northeast Greenland National Park  is the world's largest and most northerly national park. It is the largest protected land area in the world.  Established...

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable, clean...

Hundred-year-old law on fluid flow overturned by new research

Engineers from Imperial College London have dispelled a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks. The discovery by researchers from Imperial...

Flysch Rock Formation, Zumaia Spain

Flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep marine facies in the foreland basin of a developing orogen. Flysch...

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