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Plate Tectonics

How earthquake swarms arise

Stanford model shows how fluids unlock faults to unleash earthquake swarms Earthquakes can be abrupt bursts of home-crumbling, ground-buckling energy when slices of the planet's crust long held in place by friction suddenly slip and lurch.…

Rebirth of a volcano

For the first time, long-term photogrammetic series document the "life cycle" of a volcano. The analyses shows that volcanoes have a kind of memoryCredit: GFZ Volcanoes are born and die - and then grow again on their own