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From 20-22 June, 2016, the IASPEI – Regional Assembly of the Latin-American and Caribbean Seismological Commission – LACSC will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica. There will be some very interesting sessions on active tectonics, [...]
Vertebrate paleontology has a sample size problem. Only a fraction of all the creatures that ever lived became preserved in the fossil record, and an even tinier sliver of that array has been discovered, cleaned, and studied. Even the most famous [...]
This might be of interest only to my Modesto area readers, but anyone
who is interested in learning about the natural and human history of the
Hawaiian Islands may want to investigate this field studies opportunity
June 1-13, 2016.
WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2016-01-30 03:58:22]
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We depart the Little Colorado in mid-afternoon of an early May day, continuing on Day Four of our excellent Colorado River rafting adventure. The sky that earlier teased us with a warm patchy blue has turned again to cold [...]
Hey, they're a billion in the hole, but 1.4 mill is going to study earthquakes. That's US dollars!
All the existing seismologists have a big footprint on their rears and left the building, mainly because it was going to fall down [...]
In keeping with my recent posts about Glass Mountain, Siskiyou County, CA, I've put together a few links relating mostly to pumice:
Chesterman, C.W., 1956, Pumice, pumicite, and volcanic cinders in California and Technology of pumice, pumicite, and [...]
I've admitted that I am a luddite (really, just a cynic about the brightest, flashiest new thing) here and here and...
It will come as no surprise that I was an extremely late smartphone adopter. I was essentially forced to get a smartphone because [...]
Our colleagues Stéphane Baize and Oona Scotti from the French IRSN finished a report on the 2014 Napa Earthquake: Post-seismic survey report, with special focus on surface faulting. On 24 August 2014, an earthquake of magnitude Mw6 occurred on the [...]
Some are calling it Snowzilla, and having experienced it, the name fits! From DC to Baltimore, and up to New York have over 2 feet. Here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it varies but a foot is common in Central and Northern Delaware and near [...]
An amazing video has appeared on youtube showing a debris flow on the flanks of Aconcagua in Argentina. It came very close to killing a group of