The Andes have been a mountain chain for much longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Bristol, UK suggests.
Researchers have discovered how tectonic plates first collided in one of the world's largest deep sea trenches.
New research has found that the earth's crust in Western Australia may provide a model for understanding how crusts are formed elsewhere in the world.
Granitic rocks make up much of Earth's continental crust and many of the planet's most iconic landscapes. However, granite's formation is poorly understood because it happens tens of kilometers below the surface. In this ...
In the July issue of GSA Today, Franz Neubauer of the University of Salzburg and Fariba Kargaranbafghi of the University of Yazd describe thinning of the lithosphere that they associate with the formation of a metamorphic ...
The island Isla Santa María in the south of central Chile is the document of a complete seismic cycle.
University of Oregon geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade Range.