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Plate tectonics without jerking

The earthquake distribution on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges differs fundamentally from other spreading zones. Water circulating at a depth of up to 15 kilometres leads...

Massive Ancient Tectonic Slab Found Below the Indian Ocean

A team of researchers recently discovered an ancient relic hidden within Earth: a tectonic plate resting beneath the southern Indian Ocean. Scientists have found...

Faults control the amount of water flowing into the Earth during...

New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup. Research led by geoscientists at the...

Activity on seafloor linked to icy ebb and flow on surface

The last million years of Earth's history has been dominated by the cyclic advance and retreat of ice sheets over large swaths of North...

New Seafloor Map Helps Scientists Find New Features

An international scientific team recently published a new map of the ocean floor based on Earth’s gravity field, and it is a particularly useful...

The floor of the ocean comes into better focus

The bottom of the ocean just keeps getting better. Or at least more interesting to look at. In an ongoing project, mappers at Lamont-Doherty Earth...

How Earth’s Pacific plates collapsed

Scientists drilling into the ocean floor have for the first time found out what happens when one tectonic plate first gets pushed under another. The...

Mariana Trench “Deepest Part of the Ocean”

The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the...

Heating Things Up: What Drives Elevation Along Mid-Ocean Ridges?

The contours of the Earth’s crust are influenced by the high temperatures deep within the Earth’s mantle, according to a new study published in...

What sculpted Africa’s margin?

Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American...

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