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Geoblogosphere weekly review (6th week of 2015, 436 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (11 posts)
  2. Fachgruppe Mineralogie & Geologie Dresden (10 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (7 posts)
  4. Dinosaur Home - Blogs (6 posts)
  5. Theropoda (6 posts)
  6. Utah Geological Survey - blog (6 posts)
  7. Koprolitos (6 posts)
  8. Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (5 posts)
  9. Arizona Geology (5 posts)
  10. I think mining (5 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Gunnars Geo-Blog (905 visits)
  2. The Landslide Blog (694 visits)
  3. Views of the Mahantango (675 visits)
  4. Arizona Geology (662 visits)
  5. Fachgruppe Mineralogie & Geologie Dresden (534 visits)
  6. Ontario-geofish (502 visits)
  7. Digital Geography (490 visits)
  8. Dinosaur Home - Blogs (485 visits)
  9. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (480 visits)
  10. Theropoda (463 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. From the BlogSphere (6)
  2. Science (5)
  3. time (5)
  4. JOIDES Resolution (5)
  5. earthquakes (5)
  6. Interesting (4)
  7. 2015 17 30 (4)
  8. cervical (4)
  9. post (4)
  10. world (4)
Top places:
  1. United States (9)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (5)
  3. United Kingdom (5)
  4. New York (5)
  5. Illinois (4)
  6. London (4)
  7. California (3)
  8. Madison (3)
  9. Dresden (3)
  10. Australia (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Jurassic (8)
  2. Devonian (5)
  3. Cretaceous (4)
  4. Quaternary (2)
  5. Triassic (1)
  6. Ordovician (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Longispina mucronata brachiopod from the Ludlowville formation

Views of the Mahantango [2015-02-01 09:01:00]   recommend this post  (385 visits)
I picked up this slab of chonetid type brachiopods while visiting a small quarry off Geer Rd. in Madison County, NY. The rock found there is a portion of the Upper Ludlowville formation (Devonian, Givetian stage) which has these zones of shell [...]

More aftershocks to Duncan and Oak Creek Canyon earthquakes

Arizona Geology [2015-02-01 00:30:00]   recommend this post  (374 visits)
We had aftershocks on Wednesday from both of last year's more prominent earthquakes in Arizona. A magnitude 2.5 quake (orange dot  on AZ-NM border) is likely an aftershock to last June's M=5.3 Duncan earthquake.  It occurred at 3:50 p.m. local [...]

Bárðarbunga volcano update for 3-February-2015

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-02-03 21:03:20]   recommend this post  (358 visits)
Since last update of activity in Bárðarbunga volcano there have not been major changes in Holuhraun eruption. The lava lake in the crater has lowered by several meters based on pictures from Holuhraun today. Large cliffs have formed … [...]

Circle 'Round the Sun in Water Canyon

Looking for Detachment [2015-02-03 13:50:00]   recommend this post  (314 visits)
Yesterday, when out hiking in nearby Water Canyon (before the Super Bowl), MOH and I slowly (at least for me) made our way up a variably steep, grassy to rocky hillside until we came to a large rib of quartzite. While standing there admiring the [...]

Google Earth Pro is now for free!

Digital Geography [2015-02-03 00:20:02]   recommend this post  (306 visits)
Google recently made an announcement that left me very happy: Google Earth Pro, the enhanced version of the world’s most popular digital globe, is now available for free. The software comes with some additional features compared to classical [...]

I Got Yer Seahawks, Super Bowl, and Geology Right Here!

Rosetta Stones [2015-02-01 08:55:24]   recommend this post  (301 visits)
Oh, hai, is that the Seahawks at the Super Bowl again? Yes, it is! I have to say, I’m pretty stoked that my hometown team made it to the Super Bowl two years in a row. They are awesome that... -- Read more on

Harbury Tunnel landslide: an update from Network Rail

The Landslide Blog [2015-02-04 08:46:51]   recommend this post  (298 visits)
Yesterday Network Rail released more information, and some good images, of the Harbury Tunnel landslide in Central England. The images suggest a complex failure mechanism involving 350,000 tonnes of

Winter Road Tripping – Lost Palms Oasis

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2015-02-01 05:58:17]   recommend this post  (294 visits)
In the waning hours of my two–week “2014 Winter SoCal Adventure” last month, fate offered up a gorgeous southern California Christmas Eve Day hike. Barely 20 miles up the interstate from my condo in Indio, I found exactly what I was looking [...]

Newly Found Edestus Shark Fossil

Louisville Area Fossils [2015-02-01 00:39:00]   recommend this post  (271 visits)
A nice benefit of having a fossil blog on the Internet is the number of people you meet who are interested in fossils from around the world. Back in October 2014, I was contacted by a coal miner in western Kentucky about identifying some the pyrite [...]

New landslide video: a spectacular retaining wall failure

The Landslide Blog [2015-02-01 09:28:24]   recommend this post  (263 visits)
A new video has been posted on Youtube showing a spectacular retaining wall failure that causes a truck to slide and bounce down a | Impressum