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June 24, 2023

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Effect of Volcanic Eruptions Significantly Underestimated in Climate Projections

研究人员发现,那冷却的影响t volcanic eruptions have on Earth's surface temperature is likely underestimated by a factor of two, and potentially as much as a factor of four, in standard climate ...

A Tongan Volcano Plume Produced the Most Intense Lightning Rates Ever Detected

New research showed that the plume emitted by the Hunga Volcano eruption in 2022 created the highest lightning flash rates ever recorded on Earth, more than any storm ever ...

Sinking Seamount Offers Clues to Slow Motion Earthquakes

The first ever 3D seismic imaging of a subducting seamount shows a previously unknown sediment trail in Earth's crust off the coast of New Zealand. Scientists think the sediment patches help release tectonic pressure gradually in slow slip earthquakes instead of violent tremors. The findings will ...

Scientists Unearth 20 Million Years of 'Hot Spot' Magmatism Under Cocos Plate

A team of scientists has observed past episodic intraplate magmatism and corroborated the existence of a partial melt channel at the base of the Cocos Plate. Situated 60 kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean floor, the magma channel covers more than ...

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Past Climate Change to Blame for Antarctica's Giant Underwater Landslides

Scientists found weak, biologically-rich layers of sediments hundreds of meters beneath the seafloor which crumbled as oceans warmed and ice sheets declined. The landslides were discovered in the ...

Creating a Tsunami Early Warning System Using Artificial Intelligence

Researchers develop an early warning system that combines acoustic technology with AI to immediately classify earthquakes and determine potential tsunami risk. They propose using underwater ...

Ridgecrest Faults Increasingly Sensitive to Solid Earth Tides Before Earthquakes

Faults in the Ridgecrest, California area were very sensitive to solid earth tidal stresses in the year and a half before the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake ...

Puerto Rico Tsunami Deposit Could Have Come from Pre-Columbian Megathrust Earthquake

Tsunami deposits identified in a coastal mangrove pond in Northwest Puerto Rico could have come from a megathrust earthquake at the Puerto Rico Trench that occurred between 1470 and 1530, according ...

Turkey's Next Quake: Research Shows Where, How Bad -- But Not 'When'

Using remote sensing, geophysicists have documented the massive Feb. 6 quake that killed more than 50,000 people in Eastern Turkey and toppled more than 100,000 buildings. Alarmingly, researchers ...

New USGS-FEMA Report Updates Economic Risk from Earthquakes

Even though most of the economic losses are concentrated in California and along the West Coast due to that region's high seismic hazard levels, significant population, and building exposure, ...

Plate Tectonic Processes in the Pacific and Atlantic During the Cretaceous Period Have Shaped the Caribbean Region to This Day

Earthquakes and volcanism occur as a result of plate tectonics. The movement of tectonic plates themselves is largely driven by the process known as subduction. The question of how new active ...

Biological Invasions as Costly as Natural Disasters

Over the past 40 years, the financial losses caused by biological invasions have been equivalent to those caused by various types of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods or storms; however, ...

2022 Tongan Volcanic Explosion Was Largest Natural Explosion in Over a Century, New Study Finds

The 2022 eruption of a submarine volcano in Tonga was more powerful than the largest U.S. nuclear explosion, according to a new study. The 15-megaton volcanic explosion from Hunga Tonga-Hunga ...

Wildfires and Animal Biodiversity

Wildfires. Many see them as purely destructive forces, disasters that blaze through a landscape, charring everything in their paths. But a new study reminds us that wildfires are also generative ...

Predictive Power of Climate Models May Be Masked by Volcanoes

Simulated volcanic eruptions may be blowing up our ability to predict near-term climate, according to a new ...


Study Re-Evaluates Hazards and Climate Impacts of Massive Underwater Volcanic Eruptions

Material left on the seafloor by bronze-age underwater volcanic eruptions is helping researchers better understand the size, hazards and climate impact of their parent eruptions, according to new ...

The 2022 Durban Floods Were the Most Catastrophic Yet Recorded in KwaZulu-Natal

Research shows flooding events in the province have doubled in the last ...

Warm Liquid Spewing from Oregon Seafloor Comes from Cascadia Fault, Could Offer Clues to Earthquake Hazards

Oceanographers discovered warm, chemically distinct liquid shooting up from the seafloor about 50 miles off Newport. They named the unique underwater spring 'Pythia's Oasis.' ...

The Unexpected Contribution of Medieval Monks to Volcanology

By observing the night sky, medieval monks unwittingly recorded some of history's largest volcanic eruptions. An international team of researchers drew on readings of 12th and 13th century ...

Preventing Urban Flooding in the Face of Climate Change

Planners have come up with many innovative ways to prevent flooding caused by heavy downpours -- from planting rain gardens to installing green roofs. But in many cases, nothing works quite as well ...

Was Plate Tectonics Occurring When Life First Formed on Earth?

Researchers used small zircon crystals to unlock information about magmas and plate tectonic activity in early Earth. The research provides chemical evidence that plate tectonics was most likely ...

SMART Warnings Could Protect Communities at Risk from Flooding

Engaging communities in developing a real-time early warning system could help to reduce the often-devastating impact of flooding on people and property -- particularly in mountainous regions where ...

Giant Volcanic 'Chain' Spills Secrets on Inner Workings of Volcanoes

Volcanic relics scattered throughout the Australian landscape are a map of the northward movement of the continent over a 'hotspot' inside the Earth, during the last 35 million ...

East Coast, US, Landslide Impacts from Puerto Rico to Vermont and in Between

In the U.S., we may often think of landslides as primarily a West Coast problem, mostly plaguing the mountainous terrain of California, Oregon, and Washington. New research highlights the major ...

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