New research confirms that massive plumes of buoyant hot rock once rose from near the Earth's core to the surface and triggered vast volcanic eruptions - and that New Zealand sits on top of one.
What’s going on 150 kilometers below the Earth’s surface?
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A new array of seismometers provides a glimpse of what's happening deep beneath this geologic fault. New data help explain why the north and south of the region are more seismically active than the middle.
InSight aims to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is, and how often meteorites impact it.
What is Mars made of? We hear from a scientist who will be part of the team analysing 'marsquake' seismic data and orbital imagery from the InSight mission to the red planet.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history.
Earthquake survivors are living in tents in western Iran.
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The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
Scientists in Japan have discovered a way to 'hear' storms on the other side of the planet and use them to study the Earth's crust.
We find them at the beach, in every sound and light show, the miracle of wi-fi and now in the fabric of space-time itself. But what exactly is a wave?
Retrofitting old or cheap houses with earthquake protection is often expensive and laborious. What if we could save whole streets at a time?
Ocean bottom seismometer floating after releasing its anchor on the seafloor.
Yusuke Yamashita, ERI, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Japan has the most powerful seismic network in the world. And this network is throwing out some warning signs.
Surface measurements hint at what’s going on within.
For seismologists, there's much to be learned after a major earthquake, as aftershocks help them map out the fault with high precision. More data now can prepare a region for its next big one.
I’ve been underestimated for too long.
Earthquake analysis could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes.