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Seismologists peek at mantle beneath Madagascar

Seismologists peek at mantle beneath Madagascar

Madagascar has remained tectonically quiescent for the last 85 million years, but between 28 and 1 million years ago, volcanic eruptions disturbed the otherwise ancient rocks. Now, scientists are expl...
Tracking booms and bursts across Eastern Europe

Tracking booms and bursts across Eastern Europe

Bombs, blasts and bolides produce infrasound—acoustic waves that travel at such low frequencies that human ears cannot hear them. But snaking across Central and Eastern Europe, a network of infrasou...
Seismic Study Reveals Key Reason Why Patagonia is Rising as Glaciers Melt

Seismic Study Reveals Key Reason Why Patagonia is Rising as Glaciers Melt

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a link between recent ice mass loss, rapid rock uplift and a gap between tectonic plates that underlie Patagonia.
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