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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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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  (45 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  (36 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  (28 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  (23 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This information is going to get outdated quickly.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  (40 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  (32 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  (28 visits) info

Experts discuss likelihood of large earthquake in Utah, offer preparedness tips 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-25 19:23:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

The recent 6 M earthquake in Napa, California, can serve as a large-earthquake preparedness reminder for us Utahans. Utah is earthquake country, and the Wasatch Front is capable of producing large earthquakes. We can’t predict when or where an earthquake will happen, but we can prepare to the best of our abilities. This article has a

24 August 2014 M6 Earthquake northern San Francisco Bay area (6km NW of American Canyon, California) 

Active Tectonics Blog [2014-08-24 16:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (314 visits) info

An M6 strike-slip earthquake occurred in the northern San Francisco Bay area last night. It is reported as 6 km NW of American Canyon and between Napa and Vallejo. This is the biggest event in the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. The Did You Feel It mapping shows that shaking was very strong in the north Bay area and it was felt widely across the region. Here are a few links:Main USGS page on the

Bárðarbunga – Plumbing the depths 

lithics [2014-08-21 14:19:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

The internet has lit up in the last three days or so with people getting (over?)excited about activity at the volcano of Bárðarbunga in Iceland, particularly since the Icelandic Meteorological Office have been gradually ramping up the Aviation Colour Code from green (“normal, non … Continue reading

Bárðarbunga – waiting and watching 

Volcan01010 [2014-08-20 18:31:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
The word on the street in Reykjavík I’m in the Reykjavík this week on fieldwork. People here have been following developments at Bárðarbunga since the earthquakes began on Saturday. The word on the street is wait and see. The story … Continue reading

Magnitude 3,3 earthquake in Kverkfjöll volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-18 01:09:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
A minor earthquake swarm took place in Kverkfjöll volcano today (17-August-2014). This earthquake swarm might have been triggered by the earthquake activity in Bárðarbunga volcano that is next to it, that is however not confirmed and can be … Continue reading

Earthquake swarm in Hveravellir 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-15 02:05:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

Two days ago (13-August-2014) an minor earthquake swarm took place in Hvervellir (volcano). Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 2,5. All the earthquakes that happened had depth less then of 10 km. Earthquake swarm in … Continue reading

Paleoseismological field work in Kazakhstan 

Paleoseismicity [2014-08-13 16:43:10]  recommend  1 recommendations  (74 visits) info

During the last three weeks I have been to Kazakhstan for paleoseismological field work and to summarize this journey: It was amazing! The trip was part of the Earthquakes without Frontiers project (EwF). This research project is funded by NERC and ESRC and aims on increasing the knowledge on earthquake hazards in Central Asia. The field work was lead by Richard Walker and scientists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the UK had a close look at fault scarps in the

Intra-plate earthquakes in north west Iceland 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-12 23:53:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

During the night of 12-August-2014 several intra-plate earthquake took place in north west Iceland. Largest earthquake in this swarm had the magnitude of 1,5. This earthquake activity did appear poorly on my geophone in Böðvarshólar. That is due … Continue reading

Minor earthquake swarm in Krísuvík volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-12 02:17:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Yesterday (11-August-2014) a minor earthquake swarm took place in Krísuvík volcano. The largest earthquake in this minor earthquake swarm had the magnitude of 3,4 with the depth of 4,4 km. Only few minor earthquakes took place after the … Continue reading

Geek Blog, entry 1: Some of the science behind my Leg 352 participation.... 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-08-09 02:46:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (84 visits) info
So, why am I, a seriously land-loving geologist on this ship? Because I have spent my career examining rocks and processes associated with subduction. read

GeoTalk: Matthew Agius on how online communication can help identify earthquake impact 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-08-08 13:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

In this edition of GeoTalk, we’re talking to Matthew Agius, a seismologist from the University of Malta and the Young Scientist Representative for the EGU’s Seismology Division. Matthew gave an enlightening talk during the EGU General Assembly on how communication on online platforms such as Facebook can help scientists assess the effect of earthquakes. Here

GENAH 2014 Conference, Japan 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-08-07 18:01:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

A few weeks ago, CGS academic Tim Wright and PhD student Ekbal Hussain attended the Geodesy for Earthquakes and Natural Hazards (GENAH) conference held in Matsushima, Japan. Check out some of our tweets from the event by clicking on the … Continue reading

Geologic Hazards of Arkansas News [2014-08-05 08:06:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

The Arkansas Geological Survey makes a good presentation of geologic hazards that are present within the state. Included are: earthquakes, landslides, land subsidence, expansive soils, floods, groundwater contamination and | Impressum