Research redefines the properties of faults when rock melts
Geoscientists at the University of Liverpool have used friction experiments to investigate the processes of fault slip.
Understanding the softness in Earth's lithosphere
Yale researchers have proposed a new model to explain the drop in elastic stiffness in the middle of the Earth's continental lithosphere.
Fracking technique raises prospect of better prediction of mega-earthquakes
An experiment has shed light on how controversial human activities such as fracking can cause small earthquakes. This may enable better controls of hazardous techniques. But it could have even greater re ...
Atmospheric signs of volcanic activity could aid search for life
Planets with volcanic activity are considered better candidates for life than worlds without such heated internal goings-on.
Image: Central California and the San Andreas Fault
This image captured by Sentinel-1A's radar on 1 April 2015 shows a central region of California in the US.