Мощное землетрясение в Италии2016-08-25 08:59:19
Европейский сейсмологический центр EMSC сообщил, что в центральной части Италии произошло землетрясение магнитудой 6,1. По данным Геологической службы США (USGS), сила толчков составила 6,2.
Tide-triggered tremors give clues for earthquake prediction. Low-frequency signals reveal San Andreas Fault weakens with depth2016-08-29 09:10:04
July 21, 2016
The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California's San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a new article.
New insights into the relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas2016-08-25 10:37:55
August 23, 2016 University of Cologne
Earth's climate interacts with so called surface processes -- such as landslides or river erosion -- and tectonics to shape the landscape that we see. In some regions, the sheer force of these processes has led scientists to believe that they may even influence the development of tectonics. Scientists have now disproved this assumption.
New study zeros in on plate tectonics' start date2016-03-17 03:53:00
Analysis of trace elements places the onset of plate tectonics about 3 billion years ago
January 21, 2016, University of Maryland
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.