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The Earth's hidden weakness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three thousand kilometres beneath our feet, the Earth's solid rock gives way to the swirling liquid iron of the outer core.

dateMay 28, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Earth's mantle flows fast

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth's mantle flows far more rapidly around a sinking tectonic plate than previously thought, according to new computer modeling by UC Davis geologists. The findings could change the ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Interview: The science behind earthquakes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A series of major earthquakes have struck countries in the Caribbean, South America and Asia, causing catastrophic damage. Large-scale relief efforts are in place in the hardest-hit nations, ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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