Mauna Kea had a million earthquakes over 20 years

Mauna Kea is classified as a dormant shield volcano. An U.S. team has found evidence that it has experienced over 1 million deep, long-period earthquakes over the past 19 years. 

Tectonic plates reverse their movement before major earthquakes

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.

The Mystery of the Worldwide Humming Noise Uncovered

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. 

Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks

Scientists from Harvard and Google have devised a method to predict where earthquake aftershocks may occur, using a trained neural network.

‘Ring of Fire’ hit with 70 earthquakes in just 48 hours

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.

Revolution in quake detection technology

Researchers in Iceland have successfully used an existing fibre-optic communications cable to assess seismic activity.

Earthquake Swarm Could Be ‘Longest Ever Recorded’ at Yellowstone

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.

Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong Earthquakes

Two powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.

Extreme geothermal activity discovered beneath New Zealand’s Southern Alps

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.

Italy Earthquake: Complex Geology Drives Shaking

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,

New study zeros in on plate tectonics' start date: Analysis of trace elements places the onset of plate tectonics about 3 billion years ago

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.