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The 8.2 earthquake that shook northern Chile and surrounding countries late Tuesday night was one of a string of recent earthquakes along what is known as the “Ring of Fire,” a circle of quake-prone areas on the Pacific Rim.
12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America
Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake - a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust. President Michelle Bachelet flew to the regio
The announcement states that the Icelandic Met Office informed the civil protection department about unusual seismic activity in Hekla. The Icelandic Met Office also raised the surveillance level of Hekla to yellow because of air traffic, which mea
Much as the idea of organic origin (biotic origin) is held as common knowledge in the United States, the idea of inorganic origin (abiotic origin) has long been accepted among post-Soviet scientists as the most likely explanation. Some American scien
"A rare mineral discovery suggests a reservoir that could hold as much water as all the earth’s oceans combined."
It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!
These three extracts are just a representative sample of numerous accounts from all over the world, written in the same period of time. In all cases, the sun was described as getting dimmer and losing its light. Many also described it as having a blu
he Jakarta Post is reporting an ash plume from the eruption of ~10 km / 32,000 feet with ash falling upwards of 50 km from the volcano. Thousands of people are fleeing the area to evacuation centers, but over 200,000 people live within the 10 km evac
In terms of the destruction they wreak upon the landscape, few volcanic hazards can top pyroclastic flows (or more precisely calling pyroclastic density currents).
he team found that the magma chamber was colossal. Reaching depths of between 2km and 15km (1 to 9 miles), the cavern was about 90km (55 miles) long and 30km (20 miles) wide. It pushed further into the north east of the park than other studies had p
It's a "build your own volcano" kit like no other. A team of geologists in Germany has built a model volcano that crackles with lightning as it erupts
In the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Arctic, 500 miles (800 kilometers) away from the nearest human settlement, researchers discovered a literal message in a bottle, Halifax’s Herald News reports.
Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore.
An Icelandic company figures out how to make methanol from waste CO2, but the economics may not work without a nearby volcano.
Somehow as November slipped by, I missed marking the 50th anniversary of the eruption at Surtsey off the coast of Iceland.
It's a land of ice and fire.
The U.S. Geological Survey says it has changed its mind and now believes an earthquake caused the tremors that rippled through the Chicago area earlier this month, not a quarry blast.
In the last ice age it is acknowledged that global sea level fell below -100m asl as ice sheets develop on land and in polar waters. Then with deglaciation, meltwater inundated the northern watershed areas to drain via river systems into the low lyi
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Japan early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was off the Fukushima region of Japan, 231 miles east off the island of Honshu. It was 6.2 miles deep and was felt 300 miles away in Tokyo.
n the case of the magma under the Afar Rift, though, it's quite far down, roughly 10 kilometres below the surface, and the blob is huge — extending downward to a total depth of around 35 kilometres and it's roughly 30 kilometres wide. Also, this ap
The focus of attention in this research endeavor was on a strange black pebble found many years ago by an Egyptian geologist working in the area of the silica glass.
He and his team also do geophysical surveys of the area — they string out a 420-metre cable over an area that soil sampling has already indicated may have potential. The cable has electrodes spaced out every five metres that send electrical currents
...and the first one to plant a flag WINS!
Earlier research endeavors indicated that oxygen started to accumulate in the atmosphere 2.3 billion years ago.
Until now, geologists thought Tamu Massif was simply part of an oceanic plateau called Shatsky Rise in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Oceanic plateaus are massive piles of lava whose origins are still a matter of active scientific debate. Some research
The process, known as seismic tomography, works in much the same way that CT scans (computed tomography) reveal structures hidden beneath the surface of the human body. But since we know much less about the structures below
A large portion of this data was collected from 2009 through 2012 by NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne science campaign that studies polar ice. One of IceBridge's scientific instruments, the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, can see
The specific area that InSight occupies is not critical since it will be studying the planet as a whole, rather than a specific region.