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Cold plates and hot melts

The movements of Earth’s tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate beneath another, known as subduction, causes volcanism...

“Lost continent” found under Mauritius

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the...

Scientists reconstruct what the Gibraltar Arc was like 9 million years...

A team of Andalusian scientists, led by the University of Granada (UGR), has been able to reconstruct for the first time what the Gibraltar...

Southern Italy: Earthquake hazard due to active plate boundary

Tectonically, the Mediterranean is extremely active and thus threatened by natural catastrophes. This is underpinned by the recent earthquakes in Central Italy. Over the...

Heat from earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research,...

Release of water shakes Pacific Plate at depth

Tonga is a seismologists' paradise, and not just because of the white-sand beaches. The subduction zone off the east coast of the archipelago racks...

Where’s the center of North America? Geographer’s new method finds a...

Where is the geographic center of a state, country or a continent? It's a question fraught with uncertainty. Do you include water in your calculation?...

Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have published new details about the evolution of the East African Rift (EAR) Valley, one of...

Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth’s core

A jet stream within the Earth's molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an 'x-ray'...

Above and beyond megathrusts

In the Nankai subduction zone, Japan, non-volcanic deep tremors occur down-dip of the megathrust seismogenic zone, and are observed to coincide temporally with short-term...

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