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Geoblogosphere weekly review (12th week of 2011, 830 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (28 posts)
  2. Arizona Geology (25 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (24 posts)
  4. Wooster Geologists (18 posts)
  5. Geology News (14 posts)
  6. The Dragon’s Tales (13 posts)
  7. James’ Empty Blog (12 posts)
  8. State of the Planet (12 posts)
  9. Georneys (11 posts)
  10. Tierra de Dinosaurios (10 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (3032 visits)
  2. Arizona Geology (1613 visits)
  3. Shaking Earth (1612 visits)
  4. Wooster Geologists (1257 visits)
  5. Ontario-geofish (1247 visits)
  6. I think mining (948 visits)
  7. Mountain Cat Geology (889 visits)
  8. Georneys (779 visits)
  9. James’ Empty Blog (762 visits)
  10. Geology in Motion (758 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. Products (63)
  2. japan (51)
  3. Industry Watch (44)
  4. tsunami (40)
  5. Global News (30)
  6. earthquakes (27)
  7. earthquake (24)
  8. Environment (22)
  9. japan earthquake (21)
  10. geology (19)
Top places:
  1. Japan (98)
  2. Fukushima Prefecture (28)
  3. United States (20)
  4. Sendai-shi (14)
  5. Zzyzx (13)
  6. Pacific Ocean (12)
  7. Portugal (11)
  8. Angola (9)
  9. Tokyo (9)
  10. Canada (9)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Ordovician (7)
  2. Silurian (4)
  3. Neogene (4)
  4. Devonian (3)
  5. Quaternary (3)
  6. Paleogene (3)
  7. Cambrian (3)
  8. Cretaceous (2)
  9. Jurassic (2)
  10. Mesozoic (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Animation of Japan foreshocks-main shock-aftershocks

Shaking Earth [2011-03-16 23:57:00]   recommend this post  (744 visits)
This animation from YouTube showns the main shock at 1:16, with both preceding foreshocks and succeeding aftershocks. Because the energy release increases by a factor of 27.5 with each step in magnitude, most of the energy is released by the main [...]

Hallo Welt!

Caring about Sediments [2011-03-13 18:21:01]   recommend this post  (669 visits)
Willkommen auf meinem neuen Science-Blog. Die Idee für den Namen des Blogs habe ich übrigens von WALSH, K. (2004): Caring about Sediments: The Role of Cultural Geoarchaeology in Mediterranean Landscapes. In: Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, [...]

Japan: The earthquake/groundwater connection

NGWA blog [2011-03-17 18:33:41]   recommend this post  (651 visits)
What happens above the Earth’s surface was dramatically apparent in the recent earthquake devastating Japan. What’s not obvious to the public are impacts beneath the surface to groundwater.While it’s too early to assess, the Japanese can [...]

The vesper bat family tree: of myotines, plecotins, antrozoins, and all those cryptic species (vesper bats part II)

Tetrapod Zoology [2011-03-17 16:13:00]   recommend this post  (560 visits)
So, in the previous article we introduced vesper bats (sensu lato) as a whole, covered the idea that they're pretty diverse in morphology and behaviour, and also looked quickly at where they seem to fit within the bat family tree as a whole. As [...]

Sendai Japan Tsunami: Before and After Satellite Images News [2011-03-14 20:32:44]   recommend this post  (523 visits)
NASA’s Earth Observatory has before and after satellite images that show the geographic extent of tsunami flooding along the coastline near Sendai,

Sound of the Japan Earthquake News [2011-03-17 22:47:04]   recommend this post  (485 visits)
The website has a sound record of the recent 9.0 M earthquake off the coast of

Maps relevant to the Japanese earthquake of 2011

Geology in Motion [2011-03-14 00:56:07]   recommend this post  (455 visits)
Note: This blog is only for the purpose of providing maps to help with locations.  I am updating the previous posts on the events rather than starting new posts continuously. Unfortunately it's not easy to control the layout of pictures in this [...]

Japan earthquake - seismograms

Shaking Earth [2011-03-15 01:57:00]   recommend this post  (454 visits)
My geophysics students Eamon Hall, Conor Neal, and Stacey Sosenko tracked down this seismogram from the Australian seismograph network:Seismograms from the western Australia network of seismograms shows the initial pulse a little more than 10 [...]

Mine Safety. Mine Safety in Alaska.

I think mining [2011-03-18 00:33:43]   recommend this post  (414 visits)
Mining can be the safest activity.  What you need is the right safety program and skilled people to lead the mine safety program.  That is the message that comes through clear from the presentations this morning at the Alaska Miners Association [...]

GeoEye Satellite Images: Before and After Tsunami News [2011-03-17 03:17:14]   recommend this post  (408 visits)
The New York Times has a number of before and after images from the Japan tsunami. Grab the blue handle in the photo divider and slide right and left to reveal before and after | Impressum