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New research shows the role of earthquake motions in causing devastating 2018 tsunami in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia

An international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians presented in a newly published study how coupled computer models can exactly display the conditions that resulted in the 2018 Palu earthquake and tsunami - one of the deadliest natural disasters...

September 12, 2019

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Pesticides banned in Europe found in New Zealand streams, study shows

Banned pesticides in several European countries were found in New Zealand waterways and agricultural streams, according to a study by a team from the University of Otago. The study was led by Associate Professor Christoph Matthaei from the University of Otago's...

September 08, 2019

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Scientists trace source of massive Iron age volcanic eruption that triggered global cooling

Scientists have discovered that Lake Ilopango, the caldera of Ilopango volcanic complex, El Salvador was the source of the strongest volcanic eruption in the last 7 000 years that resulted in global cooling, affecting crops worldwide. According to National...

September 04, 2019

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Oldest lake in Europe unravels 1.3 million years of climate history

Scientists found out what the climate was like over 1.3 million years ago in the mid and north Mediterranean after studying Lake Ohrid, Europe's oldest lake. The results of their research are published in the scientific journal Nature. "We discovered a...

September 04, 2019

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Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

Scientists have discovered a series of previously unknown volcanoes just off the coast of SW Sicily, Italy. The three northern volcanoes show a tuff cone-like morphology while the three most southern edifices have a truncated-conical shape. Ages of all newly...

August 06, 2019

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Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

The rocks in the upper crust of seemingly extinct Ciomadul volcano in Romania are 15% molten and in some regions up to 45%, a new study finds. That a seemingly dead volcano like Ciomadul is actually capable of erupting in the future calls for renewed attention to...

August 01, 2019

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Study traces location of major nuclear release in 2017 to southern Urals

A new study released in PNAS on July 26, 2019, confirmed that massive atmospheric release of radioactive Ruthenium 106 (106Ru) occurred in Eurasia in September 2017. "This must have been a sizeable, yet undeclared nuclear accident," study authors said....

July 30, 2019

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'Crystal clocks' help with volcanic hazard management and better forecasting volcanic eruptions

Researchers from Cambridge University have devised a way to calculate the duration of the magma which can be stored in the deepest portion of the volcanic systems. They have accomplished this by making use of volcanic minerals known as 'crystal clocks'. This...

July 21, 2019

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Valentina Zharkova on the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum

Valentina Zharkova's article confirming the next Grand Solar Minimum titled, 'Oscillations of the baseline of solar magnetic field and solar irradiance on a millennial timescale' has been accepted for publishing in Nature. Her team predicts the upcoming...

July 01, 2019

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Irina Kitiashvili with the NASA Solar Cycle 25 Forecast

Next solar cycle - Solar Cycle 25 - is expected to be the lowest in 200 years. The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of...

June 26, 2019

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Scientists invent new computer memory, expect it to solve the digital technology energy crisis

A new type of computer memory, dubbed as universal computer memory, which could solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists from Lancaster University in the UK. The electronic memory device is said to transform daily life...

June 23, 2019

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Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. In a paper published in Journal of the Geological Society, a team led by Dr. Ken Amor from the Department of Earth Sciences at...

June 11, 2019

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Study determines Tatun Volcano and Guishan Island are active volcanoes, Taiwan

A long-term study carried out by Academia Sinica's Institute of Earth Sciences research team determined that Tatun group, north of Taipei City, and Guishan Island are active volcanoes. Assisted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the team set up the...

June 10, 2019

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Seismic unrest, high content of melts and fluids detected under long-dormant Udina volcano, Russia

Scientists are recording increased seismicity beneath the long-dormant Udina volcano since December 2017. Observed activity may indicate the presence of magma intrusions with a high content of melts and fluids, which may justify changing the current status of this...

June 06, 2019

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Cerro Blanco eruption among the largest in last 11 700 years, comparable to massive Santorini eruption

Cerro Blanco Volcanic Complex, located in the south of the Altiplano-Puna plateau, erupted around 4 200 years ago in one of the largest eruptions of the last 5 000 years in the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes. In addition, the estimated volume of ejected ash...

May 21, 2019

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Oceanic plate next to Portugal seems to be peeling apart, creating a new supercontinent

A new study suggests that the oceanic plate next to Portugal could be peeling apart in a process that may result in the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of a new supercontinent. On November 1, 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the...

May 11, 2019

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Detailed stratigraphy of massive Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, one the worst volcanic catastrophes in Central America

The Ilopango caldera is the source of the large volcanic eruption known as 'Tierra Blanca Joven' (TBJ) that occurred between ca. AD270 and AD535. According to new research published recently in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, this event...

May 09, 2019