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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
This is the most unproductive seismic zone of all time, right beside the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. This seismic belt just produces tiddly squat, and never anything bigger. This earthquake is quite big for the area. So, nothing to see here. They will never get a big earthquake.
When an astronomer says a far-off planetary system is like ours, what
he means is that it is completely different.
For example, see the recent press releases about the seven planet system
KOI-135 (aka Kepler 90).
This system has a planet the size of Jupiter in an orbit
almost the same as our Earth’s. Since
the star is a little bigger (and hotter) than the sun, the orbit takes less
T. rex was one of the largest Theropod Dinosaurs of its time. Reaching up to 20 feet tall and 42 feet long, this massive predator had few foes in its way. With massive jaws with a crushing power of 8 tons, and a mouth with teeth up to 13 inches long, this Dinosaur was almost
So, it’s that time of year again. Fall AGU is the largest Earth Science conference on the planet, and is where you will get previews of new science results, get a sense of what other experts think about current topics, and indulge in the more social side of being a scientist. The full scientific program
The human community is exploding and imploding at the same time. What we know about the world outside of ourselves, and inside of ourselves, grows exponentially every day. But the part of the human community that knows this knowledge grows daily further away from the vast unknowing majority of the human community whose daily labors
The EGU2014 will take place from 27 April – 2 May, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The call for abstracts is open and submission deadline is 16 January, 2014. So it’s time to start thinking about which sessions would be interesting … Continue reading
Some time ago, when I reviewed some books here, Thomas Hodgson left the suggestion that I might enjoy The Snoring Bird, by Bernd Heinrich. So I asked the library to order it, and they did, and as soon as it arrived, someone else checked it out. Then I got my turn, and today, when I returned it, it instantly got whisked off to another eager reader! Wow – a popular
Theory begins some 50 million years back.By Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi. One of my friends suggested me to become non-vegetarian. He gave the interesting example about the benefit of becoming non- vegetarian. He said that all non-vegetarian animals like tiger, cheetah, wolfs are slim compared to vegetarian animals like buffalo, elephant, zebras etc. I started searching the mystery of why vegetarian animals are so fat? Some theories are hidden in pages of time million years back. Why did some [...]
Wonderful Image by Krystle D
December Greetings! As we get into the holiday and Christmas season, I always get certain questions which pop up around this time of year, asked by the public. One of the common ones I receive around now is (paraphrased)
"Where do those starfish and sand dollars on holiday decorations come from?" Usually followed by "Are they alive?" and etc...
The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2011 commissioned an update to its plans to deal with a large earthquake. This is a big deal because Vancouver, like Seattle and Portland and many other cities in the Pacific Northwest and northernmost California, all face the threat of a Japan-style magnitude-9 earthquake at a time unknown. It's also a big deal to me because next year's annual meeting of the Geological Society of America will be in Vancouver. The Canadian news site Global News [...]
New link on our 'Useful websites' page to Earth Science Western Australia
And now some results from 'Party time for volcanoes'. The chart below shows the aggregated results of many experiments at different venues with a total of 814 pops.
Have you also tried 'Take a chance on the volcano erupting'?
Visit our website for many more
The Thanksgiving Break got the best of me (well, I needed the time off), but the start of December packs a wallop. The big (and I mean big) American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting starts in San Francisco in a week.
Oh, I am stunned. For the first time in my life I have seen earthquakes plotted together with injection wells, and volumes. Oh Glory Be!
If you click on the 'larger map' you will see that most of the wells are 25,000 barrel a day monsters. But take note that none are near Azle. This makes them issue the statement that there is no correlation. Saints be praised! They
Just in time for Christmas, I have started a new series, which may end at one.
According to this article, the situation is bad. Lucky for us, I can't extract very much from behind the pay-wall, but I'll take it that most of the foundations are loose alluvial deposits. Now, Lima has been exposed to many earthquakes over the last decades, but no big one that can produce a steady 20 cm/s,
As holiday and end-of-the-year parties are getting closer, it may be time to think of new topics to bring up when there’s a lull in conversation with coworkers, family, friends and new acquaintances. And what better way than bringing up … Continue reading
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2013-11-26 15:21:49]
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For the past ten years, the EGU’s Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops – spreading first hand scientific research to teachers of primary and secondary schools – have been hugely successful in shortening the time that research takes to disseminate from scientist to textbook to teacher and offering usable practical activities for the classroom. GIFT
Some time ago I said that if the New Madrid fault zone were to ever rise again, it would have to extend to Dyersburg and beyond. I'm starting to see a faint trace of that, but the fault is turning, which is weird.
The blue shows the old zone. It is a classic rock mechanics, testing machine failure, with a thrust zone in the middle and two shear wings. All of the new mechanisms take
Inspired by the blue skies which are the norm for eastern Japan at this time of year, I started work on our new website this week – blueskiesresearch.org.uk Wordpress.com seems quite good. I tried a couple of others, but they mostly seem focussed towards simple display of piccies rather than useful things like uploading and linking to PDFs. Next step is to try to get the
I was flipping through John McPhee 's Assembling California and came across this passage:
Gradually, though - outcrop to outcrop, roadcut to roadcut - Moores revived enough related scenes in the distinct origins of the random rock to frame a cohesive chronological story. That is what geologists do. " You spend a lot of time working over rocks and you have a lot of time to do nothing but
On Saturday (16-November-2013) an earthquake swarm started on the Reykjanes. This earthquake swarm started slowly with only few unnoticeable earthquakes for most of the time. There was also a second earthquake swarm taking place due to water being … Continue reading