Topic: Plate tectonics

A Billion Year Old Piece of North America Traced Back to Antarctica

Aug. 8, 2011

An international team of researchers has found the strongest evidence yet that parts of North America and Antarctica were connected 1.1 billion years ago, long before the supercontinent Pangaea formed.

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Tsunami Risk Higher in Los Angeles, Other Major Cities

Oct. 10, 2010

Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul and Los Angeles.

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New Supercomputing Model Enables Breakthrough Findings in Plate Tectonics

Aug. 31, 2010

Computational scientists and geophysicists at The University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new supercomputer model that for the first time produces an unprecedented view of plate tectonics and the forces that drive it.

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