Category Archives: plate tectonics

River Capture

After streams have started their journey and finally plunge into the ocean  many things may happen. One of these happenings is the river capture or stream piracy. River capture is  very common  in such regions as are characterized by folded … Continue reading

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Japanese once-in-a-millennium earthquake tilted the world’s axis by 25cm

The earthquake that struck Japan on Friday was so powerful that it actually moved the whole planet by 25cm, experts say.According to Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology the 9.0 magnitude ‘quake was so powerful it shifted the axis … Continue reading

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Quake moved Japan by 8 feet: USGS

Japan’s recent massive earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, appears to have moved the island by about eight feet (2.4 meters), the US Geological Survey said.Friday’s 8.9 magnitude quake unleashed a terrifying tsunami that engulfed towns and cities on … Continue reading

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New View of Tectonic Plates Through Computer Modeling of Earth’s Mantle Flow, Plate Motions, and Fault Zones

Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow for the simultaneous modeling of Earth’s mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate … Continue reading

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