Articles tagged "subduction zone"

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Indo-Australian plate is breaking up along a new plate boundary

Large earthquakes can alter seismicity patterns across the globe in very different ways, according to two new studies by seismologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Two new analysis shed light on more than a

September 30, 2012

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Scientists claim that Earth is not expanding

Since Darwin's time, scientists have speculated the planet might be expanding or contracting. Even with the acceptance of plate tectonics half a century ago, which explained the large-scale motions of Earth's outermost shell, the accusations persisted; some Earth and

August 17, 2011

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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