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Natural fracking may be to blame for weird 'slow' earthquakes that last for hours to days, a new study suggests.
A frozen river in the Arctic desert recently led scientists to a remarkable find: a freshwater spring gushing from a deep gully on Canada's Ellesmere Island.
The "boring billion," the long evolutionary pause when slime ruled the Earth, might be due a planetary cooling-off period that stalled plate tectonics, a new study finds.
Italy's Mount Etna erupted in a spectacular nighttime display Sunday (June 15), captured on video by avid volcano watchers.
The world's biggest active volcano, Hawaii's towering Mauna Loa, may be rumbling back to life. But don't change any tropical vacation plans yet: there are no signs the massive peak plans to erupt.
New evidence implicates one of Earth's biggest impact craters, the Popigai crater in Russia, in a mass extinction that occurred 33.7 million years ago.
Volcanoes under the ice in Antarctica appear to contribute to the melting of glaciers, potentially lubricating the overlying ice and contributing to the glacier's speed of flow.
To gain a better understanding of unique maar volcanic eruptions, a group of researchers in New York is blowing up rock piles, for science.
Tough and tiny zircon crystals have ruled out another volcano as the source of ash used to make Maya pottery, deepening this long-running archaeological mystery.
Several deadly tsunamis hit California in the past four centuries, but there's no evidence of a megatsunami devastating the Golden State.
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