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As rain and snow events become more intense, so could our earthquakes, study finds

A groundbreaking study has found that certain weather phenomena — particularly heavy snowfall and r…

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Tectonic plates that are causing the Himalayas to grow may also be splitting Tibet in two, study suggests

The Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates' collision is growing the Himalayan mountains, but scientis…

Kelsey Vlamis,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Venus has Earth-like plate tectonics, indicating possibility of hosting life once

Venus, known as a scorching wasteland of a planet, may have once had tectonic plate movements simil…

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Scientists have finally figured out what happened to the lost continent ‘Argoland’ that went missing 155 million years ago

While most separated land fragments can be explained, some, like the enigmatic Argoland, have puzzl…

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Mapping Zealandia: Scientists chart the tectonic secrets of Earth’s sunken 8th continent

Zealandia spans approximately a massive 4.9 million square kilometres, making it half the size of A…

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It's only a matter of time before Haiti experiences yet another major earthquake, seismologists say - here's why

Two major earthquakes have struck Haiti within 11 years. More are inevitable, seismologists say, be…

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A fragment of a mysterious 8th continent is hiding under New Zealand - and it's twice as old as scientists thought

Recent research suggests chunks of Zealandia, an eighth continent that disappeared under the Pacifi…

Aylin Woodward   


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A new interactive map lets you track where your city or town was located on Earth 750 million years ago

A computer scientist's map lets you go back in time to see how chunks of land have moved and change…

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New maps reveal details about the size and shape of Earth's lost 8th continent, Zealandia, which disappeared under the Pacific Ocean

For the first time, scientists have mapped Zealandia's shape, the surrounding ocean floor, and the …

Aylin Woodward   


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Watch the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds

Geologists modeled the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate evolution in unprecedented deta…

Aylin Woodward   


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Indian plate moving 5 cm every year, raising possibility of earthquakes: NGRI chief scientist

A leading weather scientist and geological expert has warned that the Indian tectonic plate is movi…

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A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The sections, known as plates, move at a rate of about 2 to 5 centimeters per year, which is a simi…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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MONETARY TECTONICS: Here Are 50 Slides Detailing The War Between Inflation And Deflation

"The unintended consequences of these monetary interventions will result in increasing volatility, …

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Scientists finally think they know where the most dangerous part of this US earthquake zone is and it's bad news for Washington

Scientists just released the first comprehensive survey of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the most d…

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The East Coast earthquake came from a fault that's been asleep for hundreds of millions of years but suddenly reactivated

The New Jersey earthquake came from ancient fault lines from the formation of North America, possib…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Why earthquakes are felt farther on the East Coast than the West. It's all about the rocks.

Rocks are harder on the East Coast, said USGS seismologist Paul Earle, which makes the seismic wave…

Geoff Weiss,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Monday's solar eclipse had nothing to do with the earthquake that rocked the East Coast today

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled NYC, NJ, and even Pennsylvania just days before the 2024 total s…

Ellyn Lapointe,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Which countries are most affected by severe seismic activity? New earthquake metric provides fresh perspective

This metric compares earthquake fatalities to a country's population, revealing how some nations be…

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Dozens are trapped in highway tunnels and rock quarries after the devastating Taiwan earthquake: reports

Taiwan was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, toppling buildings and trapping 70 people in rock qua…

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NYC area hit with aftershock after rare 4.8-magnitude quake. There could still be more.

An aftershock hit New York City just hours after the East Coast experienced a rare 4.8 magnitude ea…

Lloyd Lee