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Plate Tectonics

Why are mountains so high?

Over millions of years, Earth's summits and valleys have moved and shifted, resulting in the dramatic landscapes of peaks and shadows we know today. Mountains often form when pressure under Earth's surface pushes upward, yet many factors…

Earthquake symmetry

Earthquake study casts doubt on early warnings but hints at improved forecastingCredit: © 2019 Satoshi Ide & USGS/Landsat 8 A recent study investigated around 100,000 localized seismic events to search for patterns in the…