Posts Tagged ‘Faults’

Fault curvature may control where big quakes occur

The geometry of large faults has been the focus of recent research, which has found that the big earthquakes occur where faults are mostly flat.

NASA: ‘New study shows Mercury is shrinking’

A new NASA-funded study appearing in the October edition of the journal Nature Geoscience has found previously undiscovered cliff-like landforms on Mercury – a discovery which appears to indicate that the planet, like Earth, is currently a tectonically active world. Using images obtained by the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging spacecraft (MESSENGER), Tom […]

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