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Sunday, 19 April 2015

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Twin fours, earthquakes in Oklahoma 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-19 13:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info

I don't feel like writing about them, they look like average depth strike-slip.  Very mundane.  I'm expecting a storm of 4's as a prelude to a 5, and I'll write

Oklahoma earthquake - extremely tiny and shallow 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-15 15:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

They are now reporting earthquakes below 2.5.  I guess they got their extra seismic analyst.  We are now going for a record for the tiniest earthquake being felt.  The rule of thumb used to be that you needed a 3 to be felt, but OK is going way beyond that.  This is an extremely shallow strike-slip (shear) earthquake, you can tell by the felt area to the NE.  Their stated depths don't

Mauna Loa Quake Activity Increases 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-04-15 02:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

During the past couple weeks, Mauna Loa, Hawaii's largest and historically most active volcano, has been exhibiting more quake activity at its summit, and SW rift zone. HVO is monitoring the situation. Inflation restarted in the volcano in 2010, and a slow but gradual inflation is taking place. This is a bit unusual, as Kilauea is still pumping plenty of lava out and consistently creating new land. Typically, Mauna Loa only inflates when Kilauea is not active. It would be highly unusual, [...]

The Great Utah ShakeOut: Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-04-13 22:01:28]  recommend  recommend this post  info

 US Drop, cover and hold on. More than 700,000 Utahns will be participating in a statewide earthquake drill Thursday for the annual Great Utah ShakeOut, an initiative to help people and organizations practice how to protect themselves in the event of a major earthquake. READ

The startling projections of a quake in Salt Lake City: What you need to know 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-04-13 21:55:51]  recommend  recommend this post  info

 US It’s 2 a.m. on an April Thursday. Along the Wasatch Front, most of the more than 2 million Utahns who live here are sleeping, at home in suburban homes or aging apartments, even as thousands of others are working graveyard shifts in hospitals or other businesses. READ

Minor earthquake swarm on Hekla – SISZ boundary 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-04-10 00:30:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
During the night of 9-April-2015 an earthquake swarm started on Hekla volcano – SISZ boundary. This has been for most part a minor earthquake swarm so far. With largest earthquake only having the magnitude of 2,8. This earthquake … Continue reading

Russian Hackers Attack the Fish 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-08 14:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

I'm getting huge spikes of traffic from Russia.  I'm glad they are good at something.  :) I can't see they are that interested in earthquakes, since they are now reduced to drinking local moonshine, and eating

Oklahoma earthquake dilation - It's BACK! 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-04 19:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Yeah, as long as there are no earthquakes in the OK zones for 2 days, then my dilation theory is back on the table.  As you recall, there was a pattern of 'quenching', where things built up for a few days, and then a larger earthquake would occur and quench all activity for a while.  I used this to demolish the unstated hypothesis of the usgus, in my huge physics article. Then the

What’s up? The Friday links (76) [2015-04-03 11:00:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Do you know your birthquake? And what do you think about animals behaviour before earthquakes? Did you hear about the NPG initative on an outsourced, but accelerated review process? Today is Good Friday, and here are your links! The Nature Publishing Group (NPG) – hosting Nature, Nature Geosciences and a lot of other renowned scientific journals has been working on new, faster and improved way of publishing manuscripts for some time now. One of the stages that makes publishing

Irving, Texas, M3.3 earthquake 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-03 02:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Well, I thought they had found the culprit who was injecting gas frack waste, and I guess they didn't.  This is right back to the size that knocked the baseball player on his keester. In all cases where they totally stopped injection, the earthquakes have stopped dead.  I guess the stuff is still getting in.  Perhaps they should be like those other states and pass the famous legislation:

Earthquake swarm in Krísuvík volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-04-01 00:54:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

Today (31-March-2015) there has been a minor earthquake swarm in Krísuvík volcano. Total number of detected earthquakes was 27 so far. The earthquake swarm in Krísuvík volcano today. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met Office. Largest … Continue reading

Mapping faults hidden below Lake Malawi 

State of the Planet [2015-03-27 00:28:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info

The lakes along the Great African Rift Valley are among the largest fresh water lakes in the world. They lie in depressions created by slow stretching and thinning of the east African continent over millions of years. Many of the essential geological structures that enable the continent to tear and produce earthquakes are hidden within

Another Texas earthquake whack-a-mole 

Ontario-geofish [2015-03-25 13:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

As we recall in our continuing saga, Texas allows saltwater injection, and has never had earthquakes with this.  But, greed being what it is, the injectors are tempted by the Fruits of Satan, which in this case means gas-frack waste.  They mix it in and are shocked, shocked to get earthquakes.  Then it takes forever for them to secretly own up, and you get a big mess, like up in Dallas.

Minor earthquake swarm close to Eldeyjardrangar on Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-03-21 20:45:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
During the night (on 21-March-2015) a minor earthquake swarm took place close to Eldeyjardrangar on Reykjanes ridge. Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 3,2. Total number of earthquakes in this swarm was around 30. Earthquake … Continue reading

Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-03-19 23:55:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Today (19-March-2015) at 15:24 UTC a minor earthquake swarm started on the Reykjanes ridge. This earthquake swarm was minor, it however might be clue that more activity might happen soon in this part of the Reykjanes ridge. The … Continue reading

Data Innovations in Haiti Encourage New Global Approaches to Humanitarian Responses 

State of the Planet [2015-03-18 16:56:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

The Earth Institute’s Haiti Research and Policy Program launched its Spring 2015 Haiti Dialogue Series March 5 by welcoming Patrick Meier to share his perspective on the evolution of the crisis mapper community that emerged in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and has evolved into a global Digital Humanitarian Network. The presentation reinforced our arguments

Somebody still injecting in Texas for earthquakes 

Ontario-geofish [2015-03-14 15:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

Normally if they get the injection to stop, then the earthquakes stop dead.  But these earthquakes are migrating up NE megathrust.  Somebody is injecting there and we can expect more and larger

Women in Geoblogging V: Careers! Volcanoes! Birds! Earthquakes! Centaurs! and Geysers! 

Rosetta Stones [2015-03-07 09:33:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
It’s our final (for now) installment of Women in Geoblogging. Oh, there will be more – I’ll be doing a follow-up for the blogs I’ve missed! For now, let’s go out with a... -- Read more on

Oklahoma Kept Silent About Fracking To Protect Industry 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-03-04 19:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

While it has long been known that 'fracking' byproducts and waste water well injections can and do cause earthquakes, it seems that in Oklahoma, that fact was suppressed to protect the oil industry. According to an article on Rawstory, University of Oklahoma President David Boren pressured subordinates to either downplay or remain silent on the issue after being pressured by oil executives.Waste water well injections pump millions of gallons of chemical-laden liquid into 'waste water [...]

Minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-03-03 19:38:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
During the night (3-March-2015) there was a minor earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge. Largest earthquake had the magnitude of 3,1. Other earthquakes where smaller. Earthquake activity on the Reykjanes ridge during the night. Copyright of this image … Continue reading | Impressum