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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Shake, Rattle and Frack 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-09-17 04:43:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

A new study was published today in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, by three USGS scientists, and it’s the latest in a growing number of scientific studies that show that deep injection of waste water during fracking is causing earthquakes. It seems pretty likely that a quake will do damage in a fracking zone soon, and all this science will be moved into a courtroom. The graph

A. Scott Anderson: Quake reminder: Businesses must be prepared 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-15 19:37:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Preparedness for a natural disaster does not only impact our personal lives, but our professional lives as well. Businesses can take several steps beyond emergency kits to help insure their business’ recovery, and job security for their employees. Check it out! September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. The recent California earthquake reminds us once

Hurricanes make no headway against Mr. Arctic Vortex 

Ontario-geofish [2014-09-12 23:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Once again it is very cold in Canada.  The cold Arctic Vortex envelopes us.  All those baby hurricanes coming off Africa are strangled in their cradles.  :) So now there are Two Big Questions: How big do the earthquakes have to get in Oklahoma? How cold does it have to get before Climate Scientists realize that Math came up and bit

Friday Fact – 12 Sept 2014 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-09-12 13:07:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

The most common causes of tsunamis are earthquakes that move the ocean floor. However large landslides can also cause tsunamis. The tallest tsunami ever recorded occurred due to a landslide in Alaska. The wave produced was 524 metres high! For … Continue reading

Communicating Contested Geoscience 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-09-11 13:22:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

We all know that volcanoes and earthquakes are geological phenomena, and many of us know of plate tectonics as the force behind many such natural hazards. But in a geologically quiet place such as the UK, most of us know … Continue reading

Earthquakes, High Tech and Tinkerers 

Seismo Blog [2014-09-10 23:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info


Update on Bárðarbunga eruption at 17:32 UTC 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-09-09 19:32:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
This information is going to get outdated quickly. A short notice: While I know a lot about volcanoes, earthquakes and such things. I do not know everything. I have read many science papers on the subject. But I … Continue reading

Renovation Solutions: Tips for earthquake-resistant home upgrades 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-08 23:48:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

September is National Preparedness month, so it’s a good opportunity to review your plans and supplies! Check out this great read from Deseret News about things you can do around your home for earthquake-resistant upgrades. Did you know that in Utah there are little earthquakes all the time? Actually, according to, Utah experienced

Earthquakes Work Their Way to Wichita, Kansas 

Ontario-geofish [2014-09-08 16:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Poor Kansas, like a deer in the headlights. They are just experiencing the stress disturbance zone, of the OK Mechanism #2.  Since nobody in the US knows what is happening geologically in the next state, they are at a loss.  Nobody in the world has such severe Geological Balkanization.  This was an M3.9, and since they have no seismometers there, we have no focal solution.  Most likely

Minor increase in conductivity in Múlakvísl glacier river from Mýrdalsjökull glacier (Katla volcano) 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-09-08 16:08:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (217 visits) info
Over the past few days there has been a minor increase in conductivity in Múlakvísl glacier river that comes from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. This is the glacier that is on top of Katla volcano. There is no unusual earthquake … Continue reading

Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazard Summit III 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-05 01:12:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

San Marin Hotel following the 2008 M 6.0 Wells, Nevada earthquake. For those interested in seismic hazards, the Utah Geological Survey and Western States Seismic Policy Council will convene the Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazard Summit III on January 12 – 17, 2015, at the Utah Department of Natural Resources.  The purpose of this conference

Some great articles for residents in earthquake country 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-02 23:43:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
It is always good to have plan for you and your family should a natural disaster occur. Take a couple of minutes to read this concise and thoughtful article regarding little things to do around our homes, as well as proper conduct, in the event of an earthquake. Like the article says—the more little things

Treating Frack Waste so as to Not Cause Earthquakes - Part 1 

Ontario-geofish [2014-09-02 21:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

What the hey, I'll give up my millions and open this to the world.  After all, that's what those celebrities did.  :)  (OMG!) It's all about what you think is causing the earthquakes.  If you are the USGS you think it is just pressure, and you can't do anything.  If you are smarter than them, then you know it is stress corrosion (sc) I came across sc when I was studying the great URL

In our opinion: Recent Napa Valley earthquake reminds Utahns to be prepared 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-28 01:57:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

Another article about earthquake preparedness that refers to a helpful publication, Putting Down Roots. Check it out! California’s Napa Valley was fortunate that the 6.0 earthquake that struck over the weekend came at 3 a.m., when people generally were asleep and not out in public in large numbers. Property damage was widespread, perhaps topping

Saving Oklahoma 

Ontario-geofish [2014-08-27 18:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

At the party yesterday I was talking and my friend said "Why don't they treat the water so to not cause earthquakes? So my brain clicked and it was so simple. All those other states can start injecting again. OK is saved! **too simple to patent. M7 before they want

The Bárðarbunga dyke intrusion 

lithics [2014-08-27 13:56:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
So my previous post on Bárðarbunga focussed on the geochemistry and plumbing of the volcano, but I thought it might be useful to talk a little bit about the activity we’ve witnessed over the last week or so.  While the emphasis is always … Continue reading

Bárðarbunga volcano update at 00:31 UTC 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-27 02:32:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
This information is going to get outdated quickly. This is the short update on status on the activity in Bárðarbungu volcano. Current activity is mostly unchanged. Earthquake activity remains high  and there are around 1000 earthquakes every 24 … Continue reading

Intrigued by Earthquakes and Volcanoes? It’s Easy to Become Geologically Literate 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-08-26 08:23:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
Meteorologists in general do not know much about Geology, but broadcast mets are usually the first person newsroom producers (and the public) turn to when there is an earthquake, tsunami, meteor showers etc.  I had a couple of great courses in Geology working on my masters, and a field trip to the Washington State was a fantastic learning experience, and it left me with a lifelong fascination of rocks and

The Napa Valley quake, and why California is (geologically) not part of America at all. 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-08-26 04:23:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Napa Valley region north of San Francisco was shaken by a magnitude 6 earthquake, the largest to hit this region since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. An earthquake in … Continue reading

Earthquakes & Tectonics of Western South America 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2014-08-25 20:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info | Impressum