Scientists Map Source Of Northwest’s Next Big Quake
A new report from five members of the mapping team describes how the movement of the ocean-bottom Juan de Fuca plate is connected to the flow of the mantle 150 kilometers (100 miles) underground, whic...
Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chile
A deadly 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, forcing a million to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings in California and Hawaii. Chile's emergency office said there were no initial reports of c...
World's Longest Continental Volcano Chain In Australia
Scientists have discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes, running 2,000 kilometres across Australia, from the Whitsundays in North Queensland to near Melbourne in central Vi...
First Global Antineutrino Emission Map Highlights Earth's Energy Budget
The neutrino and its antimatter cousin, the antineutrino, are the tiniest subatomic particles known to science. These particles are byproducts of nuclear reactions within stars (including our sun), su...
​Eruption near supervolcano? Mount Sinabung could rain down hell (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
An Indonesian volcano near an ancient volcano that once nearly destroyed humankind is getting ready to erupt. At the moment, it’s throwing smoke high into the sky.
Tectonic Boundary Between the North American and Eurasian Blates
Located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, Silfra is crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates.
Plate tectonics
The Earth is formed by accretion of spatial particulates and large masses and eventually forms an outer crust. Video follows with speculation of early plates...
Johnsonville Impact Crater
The Johnsonville Impact Crater or the Snows Island Crater is a circular geophysical feature that has been interpreted by some scientists as an impact crater, situated at the junction of Lynches River ...
Johnsonville Impact Crater - Wikipedia
Scientists Map Source Of Northwest’s Next Big Quake
A new report from five members of the mapping team describes how the movement of the ocean-bottom Juan de Fuca plate is connected to the flow of the mantle 150 kilometers (100 miles) underground, whic...
Gradualism
Gradualism, from Latin gradus (“step”), is a hypothesis, a theory or a tenet assuming that change comes about gradually or that variation is gradual in nature. Similar concepts are: uniformitarianism,...
Gradualism - Wikipedia
Age of the Earth
The age of the Earth is 4.54 ± 0.05 billion years (4.54 × 10 years ± 1%). This age is based on evidence from radiometric age dating of meteorite material and is consistent with the radiometric ages of...
Age of the Earth - Wikipedia
Earthquake
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, seismism or seismic activity of an...
Earthquake - Wikipedia
​Eruption near supervolcano? Mount Sinabung could rain down hell (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
An Indonesian volcano near an ancient volcano that once nearly destroyed humankind is getting ready to erupt. At the moment, it’s throwing smoke high into the sky.
Sirente crater
The Sirente crater (Italian: Cratere del Sirente) is a small shallow seasonal lake in Abruzzo, central Italy. The depression, which is located at the center of the Prati del Sirente, a mountainous...
Sirente crater - Wikipedia
Rubielos de la Cérida impact structure
The c. 80 km x 40 km sized Rubielos de la Cérida impact structure (impact basin, resp.) is located in Aragon, northeast Spain, north of Teruel and is considered a companion of the Azuara imp...
Rubielos de la Cérida impact structure - Wikipedia
Slab pull
Slab pull is the portion of motion of a tectonic plate that can be accounted for by its subduction. Plate motion is partly driven by the weight of cold, dense plates sinking into the mantle at trenche...
Toba catastrophe theory
The Toba supereruption was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred some time between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago at the site of present-day Lake Toba (Sumatra, Indonesia). It is one of the Earth's larg...
Toba catastrophe theory - Wikipedia
Azuara impact structure
The 35–40 km-diameter Azuara impact structure is located in northeast Spain roughly 50 km south of Zaragoza. The name is attributed to the small town of Azuara located near the center of the...
Azuara impact structure - Wikipedia
Gatun structure
The Gatun structure is a possible eroded impact crater. It is named after the nearby Gatun Lake in Panama. It was first discovered in 1972 by geologist Bob Stewart and later studied by Livio L. Torna...
Jeptha Knob
Jeptha Knob is the highest point in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. It is located on private property in Shelby County, Kentucky, about eight miles east of Shelbyville near the hamlet of Clay Villag...
Great Lakes tectonic zone
The Great Lakes tectonic zone is bounded by South Dakota at its tip and heads northeast to south of Duluth, Minnesota, then heads east through northern Wisconsin, Marquette, Michigan, and then trends ...
Great Lakes tectonic zone - Wikipedia
Fried Egg structure
The Fried Egg is an informal name for an underwater geomorphic structure that is a suspected impact crater. This structure, which lies at a depth of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi), consists of a 300 meter...
Vine–Matthews–Morley hypothesis
The Vine–Matthews–Morley hypothesis, also known as the Morley–Vine–Matthews hypothesis, was the first key scientific test of the seafloor spreading theory of continental drift and plate tectonics.
Vine–Matthews–Morley hypothesis - Wikipedia
Hickman Crater
The Hickman Crater (also known as the Hickman impact crater) is a newly discovered probable meteorite impact crater, 35 kilometres north of Newman, Western Australia in the Ophthalmia Range. It was di...
Canfield ocean
The Canfield Ocean model refers to the Ocean composition theorized by geologist Donald Canfield. In a seminal paper in Nature in 1998, Canfield argued that the Ocean had become partially anoxic and s...
Hominidae
The Hominidae (/hɒˈmɪnɨdiː/), also known as great apes, form a taxonomic family of primates, including four extant genera: the chimpanzees (Pan) with 2 species; gorillas (Gorilla) with 2 species; huma...
Hominidae - Wikipedia
Mesozoic
The Mesozoic Era /mɛzɵˈzoʊɪk/ is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also called the age of reptiles, a phrase introduced by the 19th century paleont...
Mesozoic - Wikipedia
Evolution of sexual reproduction
The evolution of sexual reproduction describes how sexually reproducing eukaryotic organisms (animals, plants and fungi) evolved from a common ancestor that was a single celled eukaryotic species. Man...