Articles tagged "tectonic plates"

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Tectonic plates weaker than previously thought

Experiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work that led scientists to believe these rocks were much stronger than they appeared to be in the natural...

September 14, 2017

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Tectonic model shows North America may once have been linked to Australia or Antarctica

According to the new USGS research published recently in Lithosphere, North America may have once been attached to Australia.Approximately every 300 million years, the Earth completes a supercontinent cycle wherein continents drift toward one another and collide, remain

June 08, 2015

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Tectonic plates converging - new land emerged in Sea of Azov

The plot of the seabed up to the surface in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula. The new land emerged from the shift of tectonic plates.Amazing natural phenomenon has been documented in recent days in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula in Sea of ​​Azov. Huge

September 12, 2011

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Unusually strong seismic activity in first days of September

 16 earthquakes magnitude 5+ (Japan, Panama, South Africa, Kuril Islands, Chile, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Indonesia, Scotia Sea)7 earthquakes magnitude 6+ (Sumatra, Tonga, Vanuatu, South Sandwich Islands, Fox Islands,

September 05, 2011

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Antarctica and North America were connected more than a billion years ago

An international team of scientists found that the combination of lead isotopes in rocks peeking out of the Antarctic ice is the same as in rocks from a rift that cuts across the United States. Remote Antarctic rocks hold strong new evidence that parts of Antarctica

August 16, 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