Articles tagged "plate boundaries"

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New study focused on Nazca Plate shows a link between the shape of plate boundaries and the forces they exchange

A new study of tectonic plate boundaries may help scientists understand how earthquakes happen. The work by researchers including Dr Giampiero Iaffaldano from the Australian National University focused on the Nazca plate, which plunges beneath the continental South

November 13, 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