Tag Archives: geology

A shadow on the sky!

Since I just posted about an amazing photo of a volcano, I thought I’d post these cool pictures of Mt. Ranier casting a shadow up on the sky! It only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as … Continue reading

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Deepwater Horizon

Image source (and another interesting article!): Gather.com Image source (and lots more incredible photos!): Boston.com The oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is truly an environmental disaster. It will likely ravage the coastal environment of all of the … Continue reading

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Iceland volcano may last months or even years!

I’ve been slow to put up a post about the Icelandic volcano because the story keeps getting more interesting; every time I start a post, I hear a new interesting story about it and put it off! As we’ve discussed … Continue reading

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Earthquake update

Since my last post about earthquakes, there’s been another major earthquake, this time a 6.9 quake in China. It happened last Wednesday, and like the Haiti quake, there was a great deal of damage because it hit a relatively poor … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and more earthquakes!

As I told you in class, this has been an earth-shattering week, literally. On Sunday, there was a 7.2 earthquake in Mexico near the California earthquake. Sustained shaking of up to a minute was felt as far away as Los … Continue reading

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RIP, ABE

ABE was an “autonomous underwater vehicle,” which basically means it was a robot submarine. It could be programmed with a set of instructions and do deep-sea dives on its own, recording its observations for scientists. It gave us a lot … Continue reading

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6.9 aftershock in Chile occurs during presidential inauguration!

Chile’s new president,Sebastián Piñera, was inaugurated today. During the ceremony, the central part of the country experienced the largest aftershock yet from the 8.8 earthquake that occurred on February 27. While there have been many aftershocks since the earthquake, this … Continue reading

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Geologic effects of the Chilean Earthquake

As we discussed in class, the recent Chilean Earthquake was fifth most powerful earthquake recorded in the past hundred years, at a magnitude of 8.8. When quakes get that strong, they cause changes to the Earth. The articles below discuss … Continue reading

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High Resolution photos of the Earth

The image I used as the header image for this blog came from high-resolution photos of Earth. They were taken by a camera on board NASA’s satellite “Terra,” which is in orbit 435 miles above the Earth. You can see … Continue reading

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