Researchers use ocean waves to predict seismic shaking in Southern California
January 23, 2014Results show a rupture of the San Andreas Fault could generate three times more shaking in Los Angeles than surrounding regions.
Study faults a ‘runaway’ mechanism in intermediate-depth earthquakes
December 23, 2013Researchers find immense heating at high pressures helps spread intermediate-depth quakes.
As the world turns: Learning about plate tectonics through on-screen interactions
December 11, 2013Created by OEIT's ARTEMiS group, the Plate Tectonics interactive visualization challenges students to interpret a 3-D globe of tectonic data, providing animations of the opening and closing of ocean basins and the splitting of Pangaea.
Newly discovered flux in the Earth may solve missing-mantle mystery
July 16, 2013Research points to large reservoirs of material deep in the mantle that may help to explain Earth’s origins.
India joined with Asia 10 million years later than previously thought
February 6, 2013New timeline suggests India’s size before this collision was much smaller than generally assumed.
Researchers find building seismic strain in Azerbaijan
June 13, 2012Deformation caused by colliding tectonic plates may threaten Azerbaijani capital, oil supplies to Europe.