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Friday, 18 April 2014

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It's Frisco Quake Day 

About Geology [2014-04-18 02:32:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

It was 18 April 1906, 5:12 local time when the rumbling began. (Today that hour would be 6:12, a quarter-hour before sunup.) More than a full minute later, the shaking was still going on, and hundreds, maybe thousands of San Francisco's buildings had fallen, broken or caught fire. With the water supply rendered useless, fire raged over the city for three days and left half its people homeless. And that was only the beginning of the story of the great San Francisco earthquake, 108 years ago [...]

TODAY: The Great Utah ShakeOut 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-17 17:13:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

Are you ready? Below are some articles that talk about the ShakeOut event, as well as other information for earthquake preparedness. The Great Utah Shake Out: Drop, cover and hold on today It’s not if, but when the Big One will hit Utah. Being ready could make the difference between being a statistic for

Hundreds Of Earthquakes Shake Idaho, Rattling Nerves And Puzzling Geologists 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-16 19:36:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

 US,NZ Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. READ

Earthquake Swarm in Idaho News [2014-04-16 19:06:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

Numerous small earthquakes have occurred in central Idaho. Although no injuries or severe damage have been reported the events have caused concerns among the people who live

The Great Utah Shake Out (Thursday, April 17) 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-15 21:53:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Thursday April 17th is The Great Utah Shake Out.  You may visit the official website at  for information on how to prepare yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake. And another article about the different dangerous earthquake zones around America. Dangerous earthquake zones in America READ

Renewed earthquake activity in Hekla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-04-14 18:39:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (68 visits) info

Today (14-April-2014) an earthquake swarm took place in south part of Hekla volcano. The earthquake swarm took place close to Vatnafjöll mountains. This area is made up of crater rows from earlier eruptions. The largest earthquake in this … Continue reading

Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-04-13 19:18:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
Today (13-April-2014) an earthquake swarm started on the Reykjanes Ridge. The earthquake swarm is taking place not far from Geirfuladrangi that is an ocean rock in this area. It is only occupied by birds during the summer. This … Continue reading

Friday Photo (123) – St. Joseph Cathedral (Antigua, Guatemala) 

Geology for Global Development [2014-04-11 11:00:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

   Ruins of St. Joseph Cathedral (Antigua, Guatemala) This Cathedral was destroyed in the significant 1773 earthquake. Part of the Cathedral has been rebuilt, and the ruins are now opened for tourists to visit. Credit: Joel Gill,

What is Causing the Oklahoma Earthquakes? News [2014-04-10 13:54:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

During 2013 the state of Oklahoma experienced 109 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3 or higher. Already this year the state has equaled that number. Some people blame wastewater injection. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas is also experiencing a number of

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-07 18:45:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

Good Monday morning to all of our geo friends! We hope you had a fun and safe weekend. Here’s a read for this morning. Some of you may have questions about what caused Chile’s recent and devastating earthquake. This article tries to answer some of those questions. Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement

Building Codes Saved Lives in Chile News [2014-04-06 13:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

An article on the CNN website explains how building codes saved lives in the recent magnitude 8.2 earthquake in

Earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-04-04 21:50:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
Today (4-April-2014) has been marked by an large earthquake swarm in Hengill volcano. For the moment this earthquake swarm is man made. This earthquake swarm is due the fact that Orkuveita Reykjavíkur is pumping down large amount of … Continue reading

Restricting the Right to Build? News [2014-04-03 14:15:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
An article in the New York Times explores the idea that governments should have the ability to restrict building construction in areas subject to geologic

M7.8 Onshore in Chile With Shake Map of IX News [2014-04-03 13:30:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

USGS reports that a magnitude 7.8 earthquake has occurred onshore in Chile with a depth of only about 12 miles and about 14 miles from the population center of

Minute Out In It: Rumor Control (Video from Yellowstone National Park) 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-02 23:28:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Check out this YouTube video from Yellowstone National Park that addresses some rumors and concerns that have come up as a result of their recent 4.8 earthquake. It clears up a lot of questions! Find other videos that they’ve made HERE. Here’s another article that answers questions about the risk of an eruption from Yellowstone’s

Opportunity: Landslide Posters for Teaching 

Geology for Global Development [2014-04-02 11:00:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Geology for Global Development are involved in an international project on Sustainable Resource Development of the Himalaya (see, which will cumulate in the delivery of a students’ programme in Ladakh, India, in June 2014. The programme will include lessons on resources, climate, earthquakes and landslides. GfGD have particular responsibility for delivering the landslide part of the teaching programme.

Links and comments on M8.2 - 95km NW of Iquique, Chile April 2, 2014 

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-04-02 05:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

This evening there was a M8.2 earthquake along the northern Chilean subduction zone. It caused very strong shaking along the Chilean coast. There have been numerous aftershocks. It was appropriately configured to generate a tsunami. Max heights in the source region are 2 m. It appears that beyond Chile and Peru the tsunami concerns are low (I saw that the expectation was ~20 cm in coastal California). The Chilean portion of the subduction zone along western South America has generated the [...]

M8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile News [2014-04-02 05:09:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Chile at about 6:46 PM local time. An early report in the Los Angeles Times indicates building and highway damage. A tsunami warning was issued but waves observed were small. View USGS

Oso Landslide: Mechanisms of Movement News [2014-04-01 02:41:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Dave Petley, author of The Landslide Blog comments on the mechanisms of movement and seismic

Geologic Hazards in Colorado News [2014-03-31 14:30:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info

The Colorado Geological Survey has one of the best geology pages on the web. Their Geologic Hazards in Colorado page is so valuable because it has links to several excellent videos about the state’s important hazards. You can watch some of the videos by using these links (you don’t have to live in Colorado to | Impressum