earthquakes

Melting ocean mud helps prevent major earthquakes — and may show where quake risk is highest

The largest and most destructive earthquakes on the planet happen in places where two tectonic plates collide. In our new…

2 months ago

10 years since the Darfield earthquake rocked New Zealand: what have we learned?

Many of us may remember the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22 2011. The quake…

8 months ago

In northern China, scientists have found what may be the 2 billion-year-old birthmarks of Earth’s first supercontinent

Far beneath the city of Dongshen in northern China, we have discovered what may be the 2 billion-year-old birthmarks of…

9 months ago

New Zealand sits on top of the remains of a giant ancient volcanic plume

Back in the 1970s, scientists came up with a revolutionary idea about how Earth’s deep interior works. They proposed it…

12 months ago