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The 1988 Spitak Earthquake with a magnitude of MS6.8 took the life of thousands of people and caused widespread devastation in Armenia. It also ruptured the surface and is one of the best-studied seismic events in the entire Caucasus region. 30 [...]
I came across this physiography rendition of India via Simon Kuestemacher.
The contrast between the Himalaya and the Indo-Gangetic plain is awesome. But I was struck by other features in the Peninsular region.
1) The E-W oriented linear [...]
A new study finds the fires that spread throughout North America last summer burned so powerfully their smoke pushed all the way into the stratosphere, circled the globe in roughly two weeks and remained in the stratosphere at measurable levels for [...]
Stephane on Blogger Earthquakes, geology and related topics... but not only [2018-03-04 10:13:00]
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Part of the PATA (Paleoseismology Active Tectonics Archeoseismology) Days fieldtrip was dedicated to the Alpine Fault (see this post). Here I present few words and many pictures dealing with the recent earthquakes that have shaken the South Island, [...]
Earth science community is all watching the Arctic sea ice right now. We are very close to the winter maximum extent, and it may very well be the lowest on record. The ice has grown slowly due to the incredibly warm temperatures across the region [...]
Last Monday I posted some diagrams, animations, and predictions for El Niño and La Niña. So this week we’ll shift from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean and check in on the South Asian monsoon. “Monsoon” is really just another word (of [...]
Fossil Falls, the Bureau of Land Management site near Little Lake and south of Owens Valley, is one of the strangest sights in the California Desert. The ironic point of Fossil Falls is that it has neither fossils, nor does it have falls. It is the [...]
This series of Earthlearningideas suggests questions about geological processes that might be asked when standing with pupils looking at rock in a cliff, road cutting or quarry. The first of the series is about planning for fieldwork and the second [...]
A video has gone viral on Youtube, apparently showing a crashed UFO on South Georgia,. In reality it shows the runout path of an elongate boulder that was a part of landslide from a permafrost affected
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