Scientists discover the causes for heat flow anomalies near the Japan Trench.
Researchers look to minerals in rocks from Norway's Western Gneiss Region to determine when the mountain-making period came to a close in the region.
The properties of the plate that does not sink may strongly control subduction zone dynamics.
Adapting a much-used analytical method to consider anisotropy opens up the approach to new uses.
Scientists turn to granular scales to explain how plate tectonics may have evolved billions of years ago.
Europe's Sentinel-1A spacecraft and its extraordinary images of slip from the South Napa earthquake herald a new era of space-based surveillance of faults.
Researchers plot deformation from 6000 seismic events across the central Asian mountain range to better understand its tectonic history.
A look at the sedimentary record in northern Ethiopia tells the story of oceans past—and maybe future.
Scientists create models to help them figure out how the slope of a river can record ancient tectonic activity.
A see-through plastic fault lets researchers directly measure how earthquake stresses affect fault properties.