News tagged with seismic instruments

Hawaiian hot spot has deep roots

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hawaii may be paradise for vacationers, but for geologists it has long been a puzzle. Plate tectonic theory readily explains the existence of volcanoes at boundaries where plates split apart ...

Dec 03, 2009
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'Highway from hell' fueled Costa Rican volcano

If some volcanoes operate on geologic timescales, Costa Rica's IrazĂș had something of a short fuse. In a new study in the journal Nature, scientists suggest that the 1960s eruption of Costa Rica's larges ...

Jul 31, 2013
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