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Largest Volcano on Earth Lurks Beneath Pacific Ocean
Science & Tech  (tags: volcanoes, geology )

Freya
- 568 days ago - news.yahoo.com
he world's largest volcano lurks beneath the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced today (Sept. 5) in the journal Nature Geoscience. Called the Tamu Massif, the enormous mound dwarfs the previous record holder, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, and is only 25 percent...
UNESCO to Consider Five Indonesian Geoparks as World Heritage Sites
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, ancient, geology, world, science, research, discovery, environment, interesting, news, society, safety )

JL
- 870 days ago - thejakartapost.com
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will examine five Indonesian geoparks proposed as world heritage sites.
Lost Landscape Discovered Off Scottish Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: geology, landscapes, seabed, land surface, discovery )

Pia
- 1352 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Geologists have discovered a vast new landscape that rose above the north Atlantic waves 56 million years ago. It was caused by a sudden up-welling from the Earth's mantle and may explain rapid climate change that took place at about that time.
Yellowstone Supervolcano Bigger Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: volcanoes, geology, disaster )

Freya
- 1446 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The gigantic underground plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano might be bigger than previously thought, a new image suggests.
Think Living in Tennessee Makes You Safe From Earthquakes? The Earthquake Map of America That Will Make You Think Again Read M
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, geology, earthquake risk, world, usa, environment, safety, news, investigation )

Cal
- 1473 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Amid the outpouring of concern for disaster-ravaged Japan, experts claimed that many more areas of America are at risk from catastrophic earthquakes than most people realise.
The 'Supermoon' Did Not Cause Japanese Earthquake
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, earth, earthquakes, environment, geology, humans, interesting, moon, research, science, space, world )

Caree
- 1477 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
USGS denies any relation to astrological event -- which is still a week away. The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan early Friday were "completely unrelated" to the approaching "supermoon," despite a news report that tied the earthquake..
How Sierra Nevada Rose From the Jungle
Science & Tech  (tags: geology, Eocene period, Oligocene period, tectonics, Farallon plate, Sierra Nevada mountain range )

Greg
- 1532 days ago - sfgate.com
Fifty million years ago, powerful forces deep underground launched a wave of mountain building that swept southward from British Columbia through Nevada and California, and on into Mexico. It was the beginning of what would become today's High Sierra.
Relic of 'Original Earth' Exposed
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, investigation, geology )

S
- 1689 days ago - bbc.co.uk
"...Arctic rocks seem to contain chemical signatures that date from just after the Earth's violent origin. If confirmed, the discovery challenges established theories about the formation of our planet."
Frogs Evolution Tracks Rise of Himalayas and Rearrangement of Southeast Asia
Science & Tech  (tags: Geology, Frogs Evolution, Himalayas, Southeast Asia )

Cristiane
- 1693 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The evolution of a group of muscled frogs scattered throughout Asia is telling geologists about the sequence of events that led to the rise of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau starting more than 55 million years ago.
Scientists Explore Origins of 'Supervolcanoes' on the Sea Floor
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, study, geology, volcanoes, suppervolcano, news, NewTechnology, research, science, scientists, safety, investigation, interesting, humans )

Randy L
- 1812 days ago - nsf.gov
"Supervolcanoes" have been blamed for multiple mass extinctions in Earth's history, but the cause of their massive eruptions is unknown. Despite their global impact, the eruptions' origin and triggering mechanisms have remained unexplained.
Geologist Connects Regular Changes of Earth's Orbital Cycle to Changes in Climate
Science & Tech  (tags: Geology, findings, Earth's orbit shape, climate )

Maria
- 1815 days ago - sciencedaily.com
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of Earth's orbital cycle to changes in Earth's climate.
Dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch? Earth Has Entered New Age of Geological Time, Experts Say
Science & Tech  (tags: Geology, planet, Anthropocene Epoch. history, human activity, global warming )

Maria
- 1826 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The Age of Aquarius? Not quite -- It's the Anthropocene Epoch, say the scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. And they add that the dawning of this new epoch may include the sixth largest mass extinction in Earth's history.
Massive Pool of Magma May Feed Three Washington Volcanoes
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, research, geology, environment, world, interesting, study )

Cal
- 1977 days ago - enn.com
A new study suggests there's a vast pool of magma beneath southwestern Washington State that supplies Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams
Ice Age Geology Revealed at Ground Zero
Science & Tech  (tags: Ground zero, World Trade Center, ice age, geology, New York )

Eduardo
- 2377 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Crews excavating the World Trade Center site this summer for the foundations of a new skyscraper have uncovered features carved into the bedrock by glaciers about 20,000 years ago, including a 40-foot-deep pothole.
Texas Set to Open New Canyon to Public
Science & Tech  (tags: science, canyon, Texas, geology, study, research )

Danielle
- 2729 days ago - news.yahoo.com
CANYON LAKE, Texas - Geologic time has a different meaning when it comes to Canyon Lake Gorge. You could say it dates to around the end of the Enron era. A torrent of water from an overflowing lake sliced open the earth in 2002, exposing rock formations,
 

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