In the Croatian countryside, shortly before the new year 2021, the earth began to behave very strangely. It would seem that out of nowhere in a garden in Mechenčani, a village 40 kilometers from the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, an almost perfect round hole about 30 meters wide and 15 meters deep was formed.
This is evidenced by a study made on the basis of a picture of a volcano in the area of the Cerberus Fossil on Mars.
In a simplified picture, we know that one tectonic plate collides with another, forming a mountain range. But there are also processes such as erosion and earthquakes that affect the growth of mountains.
A small town in Romania called Costesti is home to unusual geological formations — bulbous bulbous boulders called trovants. These stones have long intrigued locals with their organic shape and strange cement oozing from cracks, inspiring myths about the ability of stones to grow and move like living creatures.
An earthquake is one of the most devastating natural disasters. Even if you have never encountered it, you probably know about its manifestations and consequences. An earthquake is an aftershock that knocks books off shelves, shakes trees, and sometimes even destroys entire buildings. But what if it starts right below you while you're on a plane? Will the tremors reach the plane, and will you somehow feel the seismic waves?
Chinese scientists have found out that the movement of continents became a global phenomenon far from immediately after the first manifestation of the tectonic features of the earth's crust, but coincided with another significant event.
With the help of 3D modeling and machine learning, scientists have solved the mystery of small earthquakes that were observed in California from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2019 - for almost four years.
Elevators are quite safe from an engineering point of view. But if, for example, an earthquake occurs? The question of how to protect yourself from serious injuries in a falling elevator is answered by scientist Elliot Frank from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The probability of a repeat earthquake in the same place is only 5%, but that's exactly what happened in the United States on the eve of Independence Day.
Volcanoes can be compared to wild animals in a zoo: they are beautiful, they are pleasant to admire, but if something goes wrong, they will kill you in no time. There are many active volcanoes in the world, and Popular mechanics represents the ten most dangerous of them.