Major 8.1 Earthquake Near New Zealand

There may be a Tsunami as a result of this big quake. A previous quake reading 7.4 caused a Tsunami warning, which has sine been lifted. This new one may…

Simulating 800,000 Years Of California Earthquake History To Pinpoint Risks

“Using Southern California as an example, we haven’t had a truly big earthquake since 1857 — that was the last time the southern San Andreas broke into a massive magnitude…

Discovery boosts theory that life on Earth arose from RNA-DNA mix

In a study published in the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie, they demonstrated that a simple compound called diamidophosphate (DAP), which was plausibly present on Earth before life arose, could have…

Study suggests great earthquakes as cause of Arctic warming

MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY Research News A researcher from MIPT has proposed a new explanation for the Arctic’s rapid warming. In his recent paper in Geosciences, he suggests that…

‘Earthquake Lightning’ re-created in lab

Earthquake lightning: Mysterious luminescence phenomena From SHINSHU UNIVERSITY Were you aware that earthquakes are sometimes associated with luminescence, called earthquake lightning? This phenomenon had been documented throughout history, such as…

Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science

In a new paper publishing in Science, the researchers show how they are able to make use of existing seismic monitoring equipment, as well as historic seismic data, to determine…

Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains

Dec. 26, 2019 The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago. This collision destroyed…

Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life

FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still…

Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky?

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts~ctm From NASA Global Climate Change Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky? By Alan Buis, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory The…

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor

From The LA Times By Rong-Gong Lin II Staff Writer Oct. 17, 2019 1:45 PM A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for…

Los Angeles Doomed: Not Because Climate Change

Guest geologizing by David Middleton Earthquake fault long thought dormant could devastate Los Angeles, researchers say By DEBORAH NETBURNSTAFF WRITER AUG. 31, 2019 9:42 AM Scientists citing new research say…

Earthquakes of the 20th Century

From NOAA PacificTWC Published on Dec 9, 2018 This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 1901, through December 31, 2000, at a rate…

Shifting North Magnetic Pole is affecting everything from cell phones to submarines

Normally the World Magnetic Model is updated every 5 years, but the North Magnetic Pole is changing position so fast, regular updates are now required. Earth’s magnetic field is changing…

The NanTroSEIZE Project: Drilling through a plate boundary in an active subduction zone.

Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Science: These 7 Expeditions Could Reveal Some of Earth’s Biggest Secrets in 2019 By Adam Mann This past year brought tons of…

Study: Earthquakes on one side of Earth can trigger new ones on opposite side

Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but…

Sound waves reveal huge cache of diamonds inside the Earth

Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth’s interior Study finds 1–2 percent of Earth’s oldest mantle rocks are made from diamond. From MIT: There may be more than a…

NASA’s “black marble” project – shows the growth of energy at night on Earth

You’ve heard of the “Blue Marble”. The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 29,000…

8.0 magnitude quake reported off west coast of Mexico – Tsunami possible

Still early, but here are the details we know from USGS: Magnitude 8.0 – 96km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico Time 2017-09-08 04:49:17 (UTC) Location15.029°N 93.807°W Depth 35.0 km From the Pacific tsunami warning center:…

What is the Default Temperature for the Earth?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Earth’s atmosphere does not act like a greenhouse. The analogy was partially developed to help students understand the apparent disparity between energy coming in…

Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed

Public Release: 13-Aug-2017 Goldschmidt Conference From Eurekalert New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results of experiments to show how…

Surprising: NASA's Global visualization in 3D of Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere

From NASA Goddard via the OCO-2 Satellite Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas released to the atmosphere through human activities. It is also influenced by natural exchange with…

Fault off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce 7.3 earthquake

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce magnitude 7.3 quake Study finds rupture of offshore Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault is possible…

USGS records small Earthquakes near #OrovilleDam

Two small Earthquakes were recorded near Lake Oroville in the last 24 hrs, which appear to be a result of the fast lake level changes, and the subsequent release of…

Earth's magnetic poles may be poised to flip

Article by Phil Livermore, Associate Professor of geophysics, University of Leeds and Jon Mound, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of Leeds The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible…