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.
There have been a lot of large earthquakes recently – but does this represent a trend?
This week’s digest looks at earthquakes, volcanoes, and the broader concept of whether we need plate tectonics for a habitable planet.
An earthquake in Indonesia, a lake on Mars, and old ice in the Antarctic – all are included in this week’s geoscience roundup.
This week looks at the sadly topical issue of wildfires, along with the ongoing eruption at Kilauea and a swarm of tiny earthquakes in Washington State.
There are some big names in volcanoes this week – Kilauea, Krakatau and Öraefajökull. And we take a quick look at the question: How cold can it get?