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  1. 4 June 2020 - Science Matters

    When Central Australia slipped and trembled

    New University of Melbourne research in Central Australia provides key insights into how some faults may break in Australia to produce larger earthquakes.

  2. 20 May 2020 - Science Matters

    Australia’s mountains are still growing

    University of Melbourne-led research shows the Eastern Highlands of Victoria have been growing at a rate of 76 metres every million years, and are still going.

  3. 11 December 2019 - Science Matters

    Seeing the power of White Island firsthand

    Getting close to the power of nature is good for tourism but the volcanic eruption on White Island reminds us of the risks says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 26 September 2019 - Science Matters

    Probing Earth’s deep and ancient secrets

    New University of Melbourne research finds that a rock that's the source of most of the world’s diamonds is giving us insights into the Earth’s formation.

  5. 2 June 2019 - Science Matters

    Earthquakes that talk to each other

    University of Melbourne research finds two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago can tell us a lot about how fault lines ‘talk to each other’.

  6. 14 May 2018 - Science Matters

    The big picture of the Kilauea eruption

    A University of Melbourne expert explains what the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano can tell us about what’s happening deep in the Earth’s crust.

  7. 1 May 2018 - Science Matters

    Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years

    University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.