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Earth - The Cracks Ripping Earth Apart

<b>THE CRACKS RIPPING</b><b><br>EARTH APART</b><p>By Melissa Hogenboom<br>March 2016<p>Standing on a high vantage point at Thingvellir Park, I overlook a vast rocky, snow-covered rift valley.<p>Fissures and cracks scar the landscape, filled with water so clear I can see hundreds of coins winking at me from several metres below, …

Geology

“Every Rolex is created twice: before being manufactured and assembled on a watchmaker’s bench, a Rolex takes shape first by hand in…”

Surprises emerge as scientists map the tectonic plate that could cause ‘The Big One’

For the first time ever, scientists have gotten a full picture of the plate that is pushing its way under the Pacific Northwestern coast and putting …

25 Years After The Great Missouri Earthquake That Never Happened

On Dec. 3, 1990, an earthquake was supposed to level the small town of New Madrid, Missouri and become one of the biggest natural disasters the country had ever experienced. The ensuing mayhem — and quiet — instead brought fleeting attention to a high-risk seismic zone in the heart of America that …

Israeli archaeologists baffled by discovery of mysterious gold device

Archaeologists are asking the audience for help after the discovery of a gold-plated, oblong object in a Jerusalem cemetery has left them completely …

Archaeology

How to keep a closer eye on volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions, like the sudden reawakening of Mount Etna in Italy earlier this month, seem like classic acts of God — unpredictable, rare, …

How Mount Etna Helped Geologists Understand The Birth Of Volcanoes

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. The oldest volcanic deposits are 230,000 years old and the constant activity of the volcano has been noted for the last 3,500 years, especially the last 400 years are well documented.<p>Historic eruptions were recorded in the year 479 B.C., then …

Geology

What Will Happen if Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts?

Ash would blanket most of the US, disrupting crop producing and causing widespread respiratory problems.<p>The current risk of Yellowstone supervolcano …

Geology

Slippery Clay at Fault in 2011 Japan Earthquake

Slippery clay that looks like scaly black dragon skin is the crucial clue needed to explain the 2011 Japan earthquake's surprising impact, according …

History's Biggest Tsunamis

Some of the biggest, most destructive and deadliest tsunamis on record:<p><b>8,000 years ago:</b> A volcano caused an avalanche in Sicily 8,000 years ago that …

Natural Disasters

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