5.1 Quake Rattles Atlantic; No threat of tsunami

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 at …

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Reed College | Reed Magazine

The Environmental Studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here is a small sample. April 9, 2021 Bio 303 – Leaves with landscapes This field course examines the structure, function, diversity and underlying ecology of the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Students go into the forest to explore …

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

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 a …

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The Deep-time Digital Earth program: data-dri

image: DDE aims to harmonize Earth’s deep-time data based on a knowledge system to study the evolution of Earth, including life, Earth materials, geography and climate. Integrated methods include artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, semantic web, natural language processing, and other methods. seen Following Credit: @Science …

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The four spheres of the earth

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, while …

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WonderWorks unveils new STEM exhibit in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH – A new interactive exhibit focusing on the layers of Earth’s “spheres” opened at WonderWorks Panama City Beach on April 2. “We are delighted with this new exhibit which will help us better understand the planet,” said Michael Walsingham, Managing Director, in a press release. “Our mission …

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