Articles tagged "subduction zones"

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Earthquakes and tsunamis from subduction zones more destructive than current estimates

Earthquakes and tsunamis from subduction zones might be more hazardous than current estimates, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the Nanyang Technological University developed a new method to assess the dangers represented by...

May 05, 2021

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A cause for plate collision discovered

An international team of 30 scientists has traveled to the Philippine Sea to drill into the crust of the Izu–Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc and discover a cause for the plate collision. The results of their research were published in Nature Geoscience Journal on August 2

September 09, 2015

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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M 6.0 earthquake rattles Costa Rica

A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of Costa Rica at a depth of 70 km. A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose but there were no

May 13, 2011