This new layer of tectonic plates could be behind a mysterious set of earthquakes in the Pacific.
Experts say that a massive earthquake is building underneath Bangladesh due to the movement of tectonic plates and are currently collecting build up to create a quake larger than 8.2 magnitude.
Scientists recorded for the first time, the movements in areas surrounding the San Andreas Fault. The said areas are said to be rising and sinking at two to three millimeters each year.
Coral that was killed during tectonic-plate movement near the Solomon Islands shows earthquake history and helps with some predictions, say researchers.
New research finds that very large earthquakes - and even tsunamis - from several major faults that lie offshore, could be looming threats and surprise southern California residents.
That's not to say that India is currently on the move, but about 80 million years ago it was, rapidly drifting toward Eurasia for mysterious reasons that are finally known to scientists.
A study details how mantle plumes may cause massive rift systems where they otherwise should not be. However, other geologists have long argued that these theoretical plumes don't even exist. A new 3D model may help get to the bottom of this subterranean mystery.
It seems that all this time, the Earth's tectonic plates have just been warming up, and now they've set the treadmill to a higher setting. That is, according to a new study, which claims that Earth's tectonic plates are moving faster now than at any other point in the last two billion years.