Researchers have discovered an interesting similarity in two of the largest recent earthquakes in Japan and Chile: a strange large-scale ground movement back and forth in the months leading up to the quake.
In 2018, a large number of seismic alerts had been detected everywhere. They created a weird buzzing sound. Now the mysterious hum is identified as rumblings of a magma-filled reservoir deep under the Indian ocean where the new volcano is forming.
Scientists from Harvard and Google have devised a method to predict where earthquake aftershocks may occur, using a trained neural network.
Fears are mounting that the catastrophic “Big One” earthquake could rip through California, after 70 quakes rocked the deadly Ring of Fire in just 48 hours.
The current earthquake swarm around the Yellowstone supervolcano is now the longest ever recorded. The swarm started June 12, and over the past three or so months, around 2,500 earthquakes have been recorded so far.
Unusually high temperatures, greater than 100°C, have been found close to Earth’s surface in New Zealand – a phenomenon typically only seen in volcanic areas.
The region where the earthquake struck is geologically active. The shaking was caused by movement in the Tyrrhenian Basin, a seismically active area beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the ground is actually spreading apart,
A new study suggests that plate tectonics -- the dynamic processes that formed Earth's mountains, volcanoes and continents -- began about 3 billion years ago. By analyzing trace element ratios that correlate to magnesium content in ancient Earth's crust, the researchers provide first-order geochemical evidence for when plate tectonics first got underway.