Deep magma facilitates the movement of tectonic plates — ScienceDaily

A small amount of molten rock located under tectonic plates encourages them to move. This is what scientists from the Laboratoire de géologie de Lyon: Terre, planètes et environnement (CNRS/ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) have recently discovered. Their new model takes into account not only the velocity of seismic waves but also the […]

Frequency Dependent Plates – Eos

Rocks deform as elastic solids or viscous fluids depending on pressure and temperature. If viscous and elastic mechanisms act together, the frequency of loading relative to an internal resonance can determine if the rock feels elastically weak or strong. Lau, Holtzman, & Havlin [2020] recently worked to expand such classical descriptions to a […]