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New insights into the relationship between erosion and tectonics in the...

Earth's climate interacts with so called surface processes -- such as landslides or river erosion -- and tectonics to shape the landscape that we...

Researchers find complex relationship between major earthquake faulting and mountain building...

The earthquake triggered numerous rock slides and avalanches, including one that obliterated the mountain village of Langtang, leaving few survivors. Elsewhere, entire villages were...

Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes

Tilted pillars, cracked steps, and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India are among the telltale signs that...

Mounting tension in the Himalaya

The Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It's a part of the world that is prone to earthquakes, as the Indian plate...

New study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in...

New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that...

Ancient rocks of Tetons formed by continental collisions

University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming's Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early...

Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why...

An international team of scientists has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8,000 people. A study...

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

The Himalaya features some of the most impressive gorges on Earth that have been formed by rivers. The geologic history of the famous Tsangpo...

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