Anthropology, Geology, News

Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately For 10,000 Years – Study Confirms

Image via Travel Community.

Aboriginals around what is today Melbourne have been telling a story for thousands of generations – a tale of waters rising after the ice age. Without using written languages, they passed it down orally, generation to generation, with surprising accuracy. Now, a new study concluded that the story is actually really accurate, despite being passed on for 10,000 years. “It’s

Geology, Science ABC

The Thinnest Layer of the Earth

Artistic depiction of the Earth's structure. Image via Victoria Museum.

The Earth can be divided into four main layers: the solid crust on the outside, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core. Out of them, the crust is the thinnest layer of the Earth, amounting for less than 1% of our planet’s volume.

Geology, Videos

Crazy Footage of the Earth opening and closing during Japanese earthquake

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The 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan was one of the worst geological events ever experienced by humanity. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasted approximately six minutes. An American tourist in Japan captured amazing footage of the earth opening up and then closing during the earthquake.  

Geology, News, Space

Earth may have generated its own water – geologically

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A new study may have finally found where Earth’s water came from. There are currently two competing theories, with one claiming that our planet generated its own water geologically, while the other suggests that water was brought by icy comets or asteroids from outside. A new study concluded that most of the water we see today likely comes from the

Geology, News

Fracking may activate faults, linked to Ohio earthquakes in 2014

Fracking in Ohio causes significant earthquakes, research has shown. Image via The Lyon Firm.

Hydraulic fracking is responsible for a swarm of earthquakes, one of which was felt by Ohio residents in March 2014, a study has found. While the earthquake hag a magnitude of only 3.0 degrees, it is believed that it may have activated a geological fault and may ultimately lead to more significant temblors.