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Around 27 scientists from 10 countries said it was a fine sediment clay within the fault that caused the destructive earthquake two years ago.
The Eagle Mountain Lake area, northwest of Fort Worth, has been rattled to its foundations by a recent swarm of earthquakes, 23 in the past month alone.
Loons, along with other waterfowl on the Great Lakes, have died off in great numbers several times in the past decade.
The U.S. Geological Survey released a Preliminary Earthquake Report Thursday night after a 1.8 magnitude earthquake near Louisa.
Fine sediment clay within the Japan Trench plate boundary megathrust fault, was a key factor in triggering the devastating Fukushima tsunami in March 2011, according to a new study involving Otago University researchers.
Christie Rowe and her colleagues spent weeks on a ship in Japan's stormy seas before they finally managed to reach seven kilometers beneath the waves down to where the Earth cracked open unleashing the monster 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami.
A new twist on an old mystery may finally settle the debate over the origin of Mima mounds, which bulge out of the ground like enormous, grass-covered bubble wrap.
"I do think about a legacy for President Obama," said Secretary Sally Jewell in a profile done by Outside magazine .
But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper published December 5 from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Shell Oil Co. might not be drilling in Kansas anymore, but the company is still supporting programs in the state.
A billion years ago, a huge rift nearly cleaved North America down the middle. And then it failed.
Tagandurdy Perdayev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of Turkmengeology State Corporation for Geology, according to a decree of the country's president Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov published on Dec.4. The main objective of the corporation is to carry out science-based geological exploration work, the search of natural resources, the determination of ... (more)
The Irish National Seismic Network has said that an earthquake measuring 2.6 magnitude occurred off the coast of Cork today.
On December 4, 2013 Cavan Ventures announced that it has acquired the subsurface mineral rights to a 2,925 hectare prospective graphite property in Quebec, Canada 24 Km south-west of Mason Graphite's project .
Penny Otwell's painting of Half Dome in winter, titled "She Wears A Red Necklace," was a 25" by 32" acrylic work done on paper.