A geological feature in Michigan’s wooded Upper Peninsula has scientists scratching their heads.
Earthquakes in Idaho's panhandle are usually caused by the Earth's crust pulling apart. So why were earthquakes on 24 April pushing the crust together?
An ultraslow-spreading stretch of the Southwest Indian Ridge is thicker than expected: both tectonic and volcanic processes may be feeding the growing seafloor there.
The 2008 earthquake surprised scientists, but the inclusion of new variables reveals that Earth's crust under the Sichuan Province was under more strain than previously thought.
Rolf Meissner was one of the most influential Earth scientists in crustal and lithospheric research. In memory of Rolf, a scientific symposium will be held at the University of Kiel in June.
Studies of titanium in quartz grains could help scientists gain a better understanding of our planet's shifting surface.
Electric fields induced in the Earth's lithosphere during magnetic storms can interfere with the operation of electric power grids. Scientists are working to understand this multifaceted hazard.
Researchers examined the crustal deformation associated with earthquakes that occurred before the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake.
The paradoxical thickness of the Tibetan Plateau has puzzled scientists for decades. Now new research offers up an explanation for this mystery.