Tag Archives: Tectonic

Underwater Pictures That Present the Rising Hole Between Two Tectonic Plates

Rising hole: Alex Mustard, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates close to Iceland to seize these spectacular pictures Swimming by way of an space of utmost pure magnificence, this diver surveys the underwater canyons … Continue reading

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Gnat in Amber Raises Questions About India’s Tectonic Historical past

Palaeognoriste orientale, a brand new species of Lygistorrhinidae in Indian amber, which has its closest relations in European Baltic amber. A newly found species hints at early connections between the Indian and European landmasses. A beforehand unknown species of gnat … Continue reading

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The start and demise of a tectonic plate

Cross-sectional view of Earth, displaying mantle, convection currents, and plate movement A number of hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest coast, a small tectonic plate referred to as the Juan de Fuca is slowly sliding underneath the North American continent. … Continue reading

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Aerial Footage Present USA and European Tectonic Plates in Iceland Pulling Aside

The dramatic terrain – the be a part of between two tectonic plates – is widespread with vacationers who can discover the pure marvel on land and underwater Vacationers appear to be toys in these chook’s eye view photographs which … Continue reading

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Diamond’s P-billion-yr progress charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle

A number of unprocessed inclusion-bearing gem high quality diamonds from Letlhakane. The darkish areas surrounding the shiny metallic like inclusions (sulphide) are graphite in cracks that from because of the differential enlargement of the sulphide and diamond when delivered to … Continue reading

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Geologists discover how a tectonic plate sank

An illustration of subduction zones – licensed under CC BY- In a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Saint Louis University researchers report new information about conditions that can cause Earth’s tectonic plates to sink. … Continue reading

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Himalayan migration northward found to be result of tectonic lift

Himalayan migration northward found to be result of tectonic lift A trio of researchers has found evidence to suggest that a very large gorge in an eastern part of the Himalayas is moving slowly northward due to pressure from tectonic … Continue reading

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Earth’s tectonic plates won’t slide forever

Snapshot from a computer simulation that was calculated to model how heat flows through a planet’s interior. It comes from a time showing active plate tectonics. Those plates will stop sliding across Earth’s mantle, researchers predict. But not for a … Continue reading

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Tectonic Shifts, not Meteorite behind the Dinosaurs Extinction, says new evidence

Representative photo Dinosaurs extinction has been one of the world’s most dramatic mass extinctions. The cause of extinction, though attempted to be explained by many theories, has been a matter of debate with no clear consensus. One of the theories … Continue reading

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Tectonic irregularity may cause southeast U.S. temblors

USGS map highlighting short-term earthquake risk zones. Blue boxes indicate areas with induced Seismic images of Southeast U.S. show unstable thickness in tectonic plate could be cause of recent quakes In 2011, a powerful earthquake centered deep under central Virginia … Continue reading

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