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January 10, 2013
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Magma in Earth’s Mantle Forms Deeper Than Once Thought

Study simulating pressures in mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. A team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta … Continue reading

December 29, 2012
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Within the Earth, Blobs of Molten Iron on the Move

New research by Yale University scientists suggests an explanation for the amount of iron in the Earth’s largest interior layer, the mantle: migrating “iron-rich blobs” generated by chemical interactions in the zone between the planet’s core and mantle. Scientists have … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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3-D Laser Map Shows Earthquake Zone Before and After

*Geologists learn how earthquakes change the landscape — down to a few inches* Geologists have a new tool to study how earthquakes change the landscape–down to a few inches. It’s giving scientists insights into how earthquake faults behave. In this … Continue reading

March 29, 2011
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No Evidence for Large Triggered Earthquakes Across the Globe

MENLO PARK, Calif. — New scientific research concludes that large earthquakes do not increase the global seismic hazard for more damaging earthquakes far from the mainshock. Although large aftershocks close to the mainshock remain highly probable following an earthquake, and … Continue reading