Articles tagged "eurasian plate"

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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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Understanding 7.2 Van earthquake

Night is falling and it makes difficulties to all that was hit by 7.2 Van earthquake.  Death toll is expected to rise because there is lots of people trappen in collapsed buildings and the cold makes harder to survivers.EMSC registered 7.3 magnitude at depth of

October 23, 2011

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Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India at 12:40 UTC on September 18, 2011, at a depth of 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. The quake occurred near the boundary...

September 20, 2011

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Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano erupted, it may trigger flooding

Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, started erupting. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused weeks of air travel

May 21, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011