Lithosphere

How the airline industry was a helping hand during the pandemic

Over the past century, the world has become a smaller and smaller place. Things that have never been possible before are now our norm. Before 1903, trains were the backbone of the country, transporting drugs to remote locations. Then, on December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright shrunk the world …

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USGS raises volcanic alert level

View of the Davidof volcano captured in 2005. Image: CA Neal / AVO / USGS Due to the possibility of volcanic unrest, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and its Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) have increased the warning level and color code to YELLOW / ADVISORY at Davidof Volcano in …

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Earthquake swarms continue off the Pacific and Caribbean northwest coast; No tsunami threat yet

Earthquakes continue to rock the Pacific Northwest Coast and the Eastern Caribbean today. Image: Weatherboy Earthquake swarms continue just off the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States and the eastern Caribbean. Although some earthquakes have been moderate, there is currently no threat of a tsunami. Scientists explore the cause …

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Anxiety as earthquakes persist in Abuja, Saki and others | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Researchers predict 40% probability of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Nigeria by 2028, seek to better understand active regional tectonics Episodes of earthquakes in and around Abuja, Niger, Kaduna, Kwara, Saki in Oyo and Ile Ife in Osun have left telltale signs of a reappearance. The Guardian reliably gathered …

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Fault and aliasing signals in seismic data

Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth The earth’s crust is constantly in motion. As the tectonic plates that make up the lithosphere move, separate, and crash into each other, the crust fractures and bends in response. Faults and folds occur at the fault folds, which are created by the …

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Listen to the buzz of the Alpine Rift

Standing in the last back field of a deer farm near Whataroa on the west coast of the South Island, high-visibility orange vest, shovel in hand, Professor John Townend searches for the perfect spot – not too wet, not too stony, with a good view of the sun. A good …

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Seattle-based KaJ Labs Begins Dialogue with Turkish Government for Digital Book Pilot Project

SEATTLE, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Turkey is the most recent country to announce the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) created the Digital Turkish Lira Collaboration Platform and has been testing the platform for some time. …

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ACROSS programs in India extended for another five years to observe Earth’s climate science

Climate change has made everyone’s mind bend a bit, to think more about how they can specifically help restore balance in the environment. Whether individuals or respective governments do their best to resuscitate the best of our nature, we must seize our present to secure our future, curb our polluting …

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Strange ‘eggshell’ exoplanets could have ultra-smooth surfaces

Weird, newly theorized “eggshell planets” may possess ultra-thin outer layers with ultra-smooth surfaces unlike those seen in any world to date, a new study reports. Astronomers may have already detected at least three eggshell planets, the scientists noted. In the past 25 years or so, astronomers have confirmed the existence …

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How astronomers reconstruct the surfaces of invisible alien worlds

The Universe is filled with planets. Astronomers have so far confirmed more than 4,500 worlds, of which more than 1,500 are rocky terrestrial planets. Within our solar system, the rocky planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars – are very different from each other. But once you start looking at …

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