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Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots

The world's largest earthquakes occur at subduction zones - locations where a tectonic plate slips under another. But where along these extended subduction areas are great earthquakes most likely to happen? Scientists have ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

(Phys.org) -- For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system but on Earth. Now, a UCLA scientist has discovered that the geological phenomenon, which involves the movement ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Zircon crystals reveal onset of plate tectonics

(Phys.org) -- We're familiar with the theory that the Earth's crust is composed of tectonic plates that move, sometimes dramatically to create earthquakes and tsunamis - but until recently, nobody knew how long this movement ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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