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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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New discoveries resolve debate over oxygen in Earth’s mantle


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Recent discoveries by a University of Rhode Island scientist are bringing resolution to the debate among geologists about the availability of oxygen in the Earth's mantle.Analysis of erupted ... Read more...

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New theory on why some mountains form, crumble


July 16th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): Scientists in Australia have come up with a new theory about the movement of tectonic plates that can help explain why and when some mountains form and crumble.Geophysicist ... Read more...

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Scientists report lower rate of quakes along some subduction zones


December 5th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have cited a lower rate of earthquakes along some subduction zones.The study, carried out by scientist Peter Bird and colleagues, tried to find ... Read more...

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Global 3D map indicates presence of water in certain areas of Earth’s mantle


August 20th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists from Oregon State University in the US have created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, which suggests that that enhanced conductivity ... Read more...

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Deep interior of Neptune, Uranus and Earth may contain solid ice


September 24th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): In a bid to determine the melting temperature of ice in high atmospheric pressures, scientists have found a sharp increase in the melting curves, which opens up ... Read more...

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Ocean floor sediments may trigger off megaquakes and tsunamis


September 12th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Scientists in the US has found compelling evidence that ocean floor sediments may be the cause of megaquakes, including the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indian ... Read more...

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Scientists complete first drill into earthquake-generating region near Japan


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have completed the first stage of a plan to drill down into an earthquake-generating region near Japan, with the project seeing holes bored 1.4km into the ... Read more...

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Any place having tectonic plate stresses can experience mega-quakes


March 10th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that it is not just certain high-risk subduction zones that experience mega-quakes, but any place where one tectonic plate is being actively shoved ... Read more...

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Scientists detect strong variation in tectonic stresses in Japans earthquake generating zone


January 18th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have reported the discovery of a strong variation in the tectonic stresses in Nankai Trough - a region of the Pacific Ocean notorious for generating devastating earthquakes ... Read more...

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Plate tectonics may stop at least once again in Earths history


January 4th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 4 (ANI): Carnegie Institution researchers say that Plate tectonics the geological process responsible for creating the Earths continents, mountain ranges, and ocean basins may have stopped at least once in ... Read more...

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Serpentine rock that coats tectonic plates implicated in earthquakes


December 25th, 2007 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 25 (ANI): A French researcher has revealed that serpentine, a type of rock that coats the top of many tectonic plates, appears to play a significant role in the production ... Read more...

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New study might determine explanation for Tsunami prone zones


November 16th, 2007 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research by geoscientists would help to assess why particular regions of the world are more prone to giant tsunamis than others. Using 3D seismic data collected ... Read more...

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