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Geoblogosphere weekly review (43th week of 2014, last week)


Most active blogs:
  1. Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) (10 posts)
  2. State of the Planet (10 posts)
  3. News (9 posts)
  4. Dinosaur Home - Blogs (6 posts)
  5. Netzwerk für geowissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (6 posts)
  6. I think mining (6 posts)
  7. Geotripper (5 posts)
  8. Gunnars Geo-Blog (5 posts)
  9. Palaeoblog (5 posts)
  10. Theropoda (5 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. The Landslide Blog (351 visits)
  2. State of the Planet (199 visits)
  3. News (194 visits)
  4. Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) (188 visits)
  5. Geotripper (170 visits)
  6. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (149 visits)
  7. I think mining (134 visits)
  8. Louisville Area Fossils (133 visits)
  9. Dinosaur Home - Blogs (129 visits)
  10. Palaeoblog (107 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Interesting (9)
  2. Science (7)
  3. earthquakes (6)
  4. time (6)
  5. Congresos (6)
  6. From the BlogSphere (6)
  7. British Columbia (5)
  8. GSA (5)
  9. Bárðarbunga (5)
  10. magnitude (5)
Top places:
  1. United States (10)
  2. Illinois (3)
  3. Sandstone (3)
  4. Oklahoma (3)
  5. Vancouver (3)
  6. France (3)
  7. Canada (3)
  8. California (3)
  9. Arizona (3)
  10. Comoros (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Jurassic (7)
  2. Silurian (4)
  3. Ordovician (4)
  4. Devonian (3)
  5. Triassic (2)
  6. Permian (2)
  7. Neogene (2)
  8. Cretaceous (2)
  9. Carboniferous (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

2015 AEG Shlemon Specialty Conference – “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss”

The Landslide Blog [2014-10-20 08:48:52]   recommend this post  (303 visits)
The 2015 Shlemon Specialty Conference, organised by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, is entitled "Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential

The Sierra Nevada Underground: How does a newly discovered pristine cave look? Finding out at Black Chasm

Geotripper [2014-10-19 20:58:00]   recommend this post  (68 visits)
There are caves and there are caves. Many of them were discovered long ago, and the easily accessible ones suffered grievous damage. In earlier days, cave decorations (speleothems) were broken off as souvenirs in the sadly mistaken belief that they [...]

Bárðarbunga volcano Monday update on 20-October-2014

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-10-21 02:59:13]   recommend this post  (62 visits)
I am sorry for this late update. I was working on my server computer. More details at the end of this article. Overview of weekend (18 – 19-October-2014) activity in Bárðarbunga volcano Strongest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano during [...]

2nd IBERFAULT meeting in Lorca/Spain started

Paleoseismicity [2014-10-20 22:05:48]   recommend this post  (60 visits)
Second meeting on Active Faults and Paleoseismology in two weeks, so I am on the road again. Today, the 2nd Iberfault meeting in Lorca/Murcia/Spain starts focussing on A multidisciplinary approach to the study of active faults, earthquakes and [...]

"Head Smashed In"... um, sounds like a great place to visit...

Geotripper [2014-10-21 06:09:00]   recommend this post  (43 visits)
The High Plains have their quiet times. Sure, there are the vicious winter storms,  the days when the wind blows hard, and the summer thunderstorms. But other times the wind may be just a light breeze through the grass, maybe a hawk soaring [...]

Meteorite Impact May Have Triggered Largest Pulse Of Deccan Basalt Eruptions

Reporting on a Revolution [2014-10-21 18:03:00]   recommend this post  (41 visits)
What caused the mass extinction 65 million years ago? a) It was a meteorite impact and the resulting environmental crises. b) No,  it was the Deccan basalt eruptions and the resulting environmental crises. c) It was both, the meteorite impact and [...]

Hiking Into Grand Gulch Utah - Cedar Mesa Sandstone and Ruins

Earthly Musings [2014-10-20 02:34:00]   recommend this post  (40 visits)
Many of you will remember a hike I completed last October in southern Utah (link here). This year, a similar group of friends went into Grand Gulch, a marvelous little canyon located on Cedar Mesa. You can access the BLM web site for Grand Gulch [...]

Six Formations Drive the Permian Basin News [2014-10-19 14:02:47]   recommend this post  (36 visits)
The Energy Information Administration reports that the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation’s most prolific oil producing area. Six formations within the basin have provided the bulk of Permian’s 60% increase in oil output [...]

Fibrous Calcite from Illinois

Louisville Area Fossils [2014-10-19 18:48:00]   recommend this post  (35 visits)
Back in 2010 I found a Devonian brachiopod fossil with a fibrous or needlelike mineral growth in it. I was trying to determine what this was. Last week while touring the Gallery of Natural History section of the Arizona Historical Society Museum at [...]

Moab celebrates National Fossil Day with first Dinosaur Festival

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-20 19:18:54]   recommend this post  (35 visits) Dozens of adults and kids gathered on the lawn adjacent to the Museum of Moab last Friday afternoon, Oct. 10, to celebrate “National Fossil Day” during the first Moab Dinosaur Festival. READ | Impressum