Turkey lies at the intersection of three of the tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust: the Anatolian, Arabian, and African plates. Arabia is moving northwards into Europe, causing the Anatolian plate to be pushed out westwards.
A new study of ancient geological events suggests that our planet has a slow, steady 'heartbeat' of geological activity every 27 million years or so. But we dont' know what causes it.
Geoscientists have released a video that for the first time shows the uninterrupted movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates over the past billion years. On a human timescale however - things move in cm per year.
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.
Recent study shows that beneath the Yellowstone volcano lies a so-called mantle plume: a chimney-like structure that reaches thousands of kilometres deep to the border of the Earth's core and mantle.
A tear opens up in Kenya's Rift Valley. Geologists say it will - in a few million years - lead to the continent splitting in two.
Satellite observations of the Earth's magnetic field reveal a fast-moving stream of metal deep inside the planet.
Half of the original mass of India and Eurasia is missing, upending how geologists believed tectonic interactions worked.
Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon sequestration.
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.