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'Fossil earthquakes' abundant

Rocks formed only under the extreme heat and friction during earthquakes, called pseudotachylytes, may be more abundant than previously reported, according to new research focused on eight faults found in the Sierra Nevada. ...

Jan 28, 2009 3 / 5 (3) 1

Fold mountains slip on soft areas

The Zagros Mountains are well researched from a geological perspective. However, scientists at the ETH Zurich have now used computer simulations to demonstrate for the first time how it came about that mainly ...

Aug 11, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0