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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...

The Latest: Geologist: creeping tectonic plate caused quake

The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A geologist in Poland says that the magnitude 6 earthquake in central Italy...

10,000-year record shows dramatic uplift at Andean volcano

Ongoing studies of a massive volcanic field in the Andes mountains show that the rapid uplift which has raised the surface more than six...

Age of blueschist does not indicate the origin of plate tectonics

One of the big mysteries in the history of the Earth is the development of plate tectonics. When exactly did these processes begin? Scientific...

Mapping Downgoing Plate Topography: The 2005 Sumatra Earthquake

New geophysical data show that fault slip during the March 2005 magnitude 8.7 (Mw) earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia (also...

Geological game changer: New study shakes up understanding of when continents...

A long-standing fact widely accepted among the scientific community has been recently refuted, which now has major implications on our understanding of how Earth...

Reading the Earth’s LIPS: Large igneous provinces associated with mid-ocean ridges

Lip reading normally involves deciphering speech patterns, movements, gestures and expressions just by watching a person speak. Planet Earth has LIPS, too - they...

The Albian Gap, Salt Rock, and a Heated Debate

Salt rock behaves as a fluid and can play a pivotal role in the large-scale, long-term collapse of the world's continental margins. However, the...

Supercycles in subduction zones

On 11 March 2011, a massive release of stress between two overlapping tectonic plates occurred beneath the ocean floor off the coast of Japan,...

Mystery of India’s rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago...

In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent...

Chicxulub and the deccan eruptions: Just a coincidence?

In a new paper published online by GSA Bulletin on 30 April, researchers Mark Richards and colleagues address the "uncomfortably close" occurrence of the...

Rupture along the Himalayan Front

In their article for Lithosphere on 12 March, authors Kristin Morell and colleagues write, "The ∼700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment...

Fragment of continental crust found under south east Iceland

An international team, including researchers at the University of Liverpool, have shown that south east Iceland is underlain by continental crust. The team found that...

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...

Getting to the bottom of tectonic plates

CProfessors Tim Stern and Martha Savage and Drs Simon Lamb and Rupert Sutherland from Victoria’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences—along with scientists...

Tectonic plate mystery solved with half a tonne of explosives

Geologists may have finally explained how tectonic plates shift by blowing up hundreds of kilograms of dynamite in New Zealand. Half a tonne of explosive...

Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China

Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle perturbation and crust-mantle interaction during...

Study hints that ancient Earth made its own water—Geologically

A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet make...

Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes

A long-held assumption about the Earth is discussed in today's edition of Science, as Don L. Anderson, an emeritus professor with the Seismological Laboratory...

Questions of continental crust

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate...

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