New research reveals how one of Earth’s defining geologic features likely formed—and set the stage for the emergence of life
The study finds that fin whale songs are powerful enough to reverberate through the Earth’s crust, allowing scientists to study its thickness and structure
The robotic explorer was sent to Mars to study its formation—and the data is now making its way back to Earth
In 2016, fluid broke into the cracks of a fault system, setting off a four-year-long swarm of mini earthquakes
A new study posits that tsunamis triggered by the Great Alaska Earthquake washed Cryptococcus gattii onto the shore
Satellite data shows East and West Antarctica have very different geologic histories
Steam-powered bursts could fling multi-ton boulders half a mile away, but the USGS says wide-scale destruction is not likely
The diamond acted as a container, keeping a piece of calcium silicate perovskite stable as it moved towards the Earth’s surface
Researchers propose that irregularities in the core's rotation could spawn clusters of major quakes
The entire country—but especially the capital—has all the ingredients for seismic catastrophe
Researchers have found that stalagmites can help determine if and when a region was struck by an earthquake.
Oklahoma's recent string of earthquakes are something new for the state
Sea levels are dropping, earthquakes and volcanoes are waking up, and even the earth's axis is moving—all because of melting ice
Researchers believe they've found the world's oldest ocean crust
See geology "in action"—or at least as action-packed as rocks can be—at these five spots
The Cretaceous forecast: Tsunamis, a deadly heat pulse, and massive cooling.