Lithosphere

Deep Pahala Earthquake Swarm Update

[ad_1] (BIVN) – From this week Volcano watch article written by scientists and affiliates of the US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Many people in Kaʻū have noticed the swarm of earthquakes in recent years. These earthquakes occur in an area that is 29 to 40 km (18 to 25 …

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Rock alterations | UDaily

[ad_1] Adam Thomas article Photos and illustrations courtesy of Jessica Warren and Tammy Beeson May 20, 2021 Sierra Patterson’s interest in rocks, a recent University of Delaware graduate, began when she was a child and her great-uncle sent Patterson’s grandmother’s letters from her home in Arizona. Along with these letters …

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Anthony Brian Watts receives the 2020 Maurice Ewing Medal

[ad_1] Quote Anthony Brian Watts Anthony “Tony” Watts, a distinguished marine geophysicist, has made a number of fundamental contributions to the study of the structure and evolution of the world’s ocean basins and their margins. His pioneering work on isostasis and bending of the oceanic lithosphere led to the explanation …

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Susan L. Beck receives the 2020 Walter H. Bucher Medal

[ad_1] Quote Susan L. beck Susan Beck is an internationally recognized leader who has made fundamental contributions to the study of mountain belts, subduction systems, and the evolution of the crustal and mantle lithosphere. His research embodies a unique combination of seismology and structural geology that has advanced fundamental interpretations …

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, USGS reports

[ad_1] Asia Pacific 06:58 GMT 05/14/2021(updated 07:20 GMT 14.05.2021) Get a short url https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107737/60/1077376001_0:0:1200:600_1200x675_80_0_0_e75e2653ce77c473d1ca748795390cf1.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png Sputnik https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png https://sputniknews.com/asia/202105141082886180-66-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-indonesias-sumatra-usgs-reports/ The archipelago nation is located in a seismically active area of ​​the Pacific known as the Ring of Fire that regularly experiences powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, caused by the …

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Two Houghton students win NASA internship

[ad_1] Micaela Geborkoff and Logan Sandell of Houghton High School have both been selected to be part of NASA’s prestigious STEM Enhancement and Space Science summer internship program. SEES studies the Earth’s atmosphere and its nearest neighboring planets. Normally, students stay at the University of Texas while working at NASA’s …

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Small volcanoes are a big deal on Mars

[ad_1] Life may be at the center of exploration of Mars today, but our planetary neighbor is home to the largest volcanoes in the solar system. Olympus Mons towers 23 kilometers (75,000 feet) above the surrounding landscape, and its neighbors, the Tharsis Montes (Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascraeus Mons), …

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The African continent is slowly splitting in two

[ad_1] By David STEIN May 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. An impressive sinkhole has appeared in southwestern Kenya following heavy rains. Scientists see it as another sign of the gradual break-up of the African continent. The events giving rise to this news took place on the morning of March 19, …

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Geomojis translates geoscience into any language

[ad_1] The newly created pictograms aim to easily communicate geoscientific and geo-hazardous terms. By Megan Sever Emojis are pictograms used to convey specific messages. They have the same basic meaning in any language: a smile means a smile. What if geoscience fields could create their own pictograms that anyone, anywhere …

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Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction

[ad_1] Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction by Sarah Derouin Thursday February 15th, 2018 The frequent impacts of large meteorites during the Hadean Aeon may have caused temporary episodes of subduction and active plate tectonics on Earth. Credit: Conceptual Imagery Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The …

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Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents

[ad_1] Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents by Timothy Oleson Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 Earth and Venus were probably much more tectonically similar billions of years ago, when massive impact meteorites could have triggered the creation of an early continental crust, according to a new study. Credit: VL Hansen, …

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5.1 Quake Rattles Atlantic; No threat of tsunami

[ad_1] The strong earthquake was located near the equator in the Atlantic Ocean. Image: USGS A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck a few moments ago under the central Atlantic Ocean; fortunately, there is no threat of a tsunami. The strong earthquake took place at an epicenter about 6 miles deep, located …

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Semi-brittle seismic deformation in the high temperature mantle mylonite shear zone along the Romanche transform fault

[ad_1] Abstract Ocean transformation faults, a key component of plate tectonics, represent first-order discontinuities along mid-ocean ridges, host large earthquakes, and induce extreme thermal gradients in the lithosphere. However, the thermal structure along transformation faults and its effects on generating earthquakes are poorly understood. We report here the presence of …

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The four spheres of the earth

[ad_1] The earth can be divided into one of the four main subsystems, namely: earth, water, air and all living things. These categories are called spheres and are the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, respectively. The first three of these spheres are abiotic, meaning that they are not living things, …

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Aging satellite reveals Earth’s inner structure

[ad_1] The European Space Agency’s GOCE mission ended more than seven years ago, but scientists are still discovering substantial discoveries from gravity data from the retired satellite – allowing us to dive deep into the interior of the Earth and learn what makes him tick. Scientists have combined GOCE data …

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A revolution is underway in Earth system science

[ad_1] Photo: USGS. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the earth sciences were primarily used as a tool for exploiting natural resources. Towards the end of this period, industrial production increased 13-fold and energy consumption 16-fold, with a concomitant increase in water consumption by a factor of 7. The resulting …

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