Articles tagged "earth's crust"

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MagLab geochemists solve mystery of Earth's disappearing crust

A team of geochemists based at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has discovered significant clues about the sections of the crust that vanishes back into the Earth. The researchers provided new evidence showing that...

July 09, 2020

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The strength of the underlying rocks gave deadly Sumatra Tsunami its extra power

A thick plateau of strong rock along the seabed may have allowed the massive, magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake to reach far closer to the Earth's surface, giving the deadly tsunami it triggered even greater power, according to new research. The earthquake...

June 23, 2011

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Experts say it's time to shift view of seismic risk

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favor of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said on Sunday. In a commentary appearing in the...

May 24, 2011

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Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

The Shikhzayirli mud volcano erupted in the Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13, 2011. Witnesses heard an explosion before the eruption, followed by a 50 m high fire. Experts and rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations immediately arrived at the site...

March 13, 2011