An earthquake in Greece features this week, along with an updated volcanic hazard assessment for the US and new research on submarine volcanism.
Earthquakes in the present, volcanoes in the past and sea level rise in the future are all featured on this week’s Earth science roundup.
Last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia dominates, but there’s room for a light-hearted look at the result of the Mineral Cup.
Deep space and deep time have things to teach us, both about Earth processes and about the origin of life.
This week we look at two key connections between different parts of the Earth system — how a hurricane appears on a seismogram, and how volcanoes influence the atmosphere.
Shallow earthquakes that cause damage, deep earthquakes that cause none…oh, and a few minerals, and the end of Kilauea’s eruption. All are in the roundup this week.
This week’ digest looks at what happens if plate tectonics stops, and considers what we can learn about minerals from a Twitter game.
Microplastics are a type of pollution that is spreading across the globe. Very small particles of plastic come from many different sources, and end up in our water supply. What is microplastic?
This week we look at a variety of natural hazards, some of which are increasing in frequency or intensity through human activity.
Allotropic carbon forms have become a super-hot research item! One spectacular form is the diamondoid. Its importance ranges from the world of astronomy to the quantum world.