Category Archives: Geography

Memories of a Moonless Night

Thanks to Danail Obreschkow for the You Tube I saw this video last week, which  brought back memories of my childhood. Those memories came from the year 1957-58 when I nearly died twice, but that’s another story for another time … Continue reading

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Earthsky asks: Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

          Earthsky asks a very good question.  It looks as if someone (not me!) could climb up there and give that top rock a good shove and that would be that.   However, the article describes … Continue reading

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El Nino might be on its way

                  According to Earthsky, on Wednesday, an El Nino tropical storm condition is on its way.  Earlier this year, according to the article, the climatologists thought the system was “too weak and … Continue reading

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1994 Northridge Earthquake

The Northridge Earthquake was a turning point in the history of Los Angeles.  It occurred seven years after the Whittier Narrows Earthquake, but with damage that was much more widespread.  This earthquake, coming two years after the Rodney King riots … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on the Northwest Megaquake-Tsunami Risk.

There was more fallout from the New Yorker Magazine story “…everything west of the I-5 is toast” controversy.  I was going to post a video from RAW which showed TV news coverage on the Northwest Megaquake-Tsunami Risk, but the video … Continue reading

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Cool, Clear Water

  That’s the Sons of the Pioneers 1948 hit record of Cool, Clear Water.  All of us in California have been thinking about water lately. I had a moment of what my friend Jim Hollowaty calls synchronicity.  I was  thinking … Continue reading

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3.4 Earthquake near Gardena in the Los Angeles Basin

                            We had a 3.4 (Richter Scale) earthquake in the Los Angeles Basin late Saturday night.  It was at a depth of 7.2 miles.  I felt this … Continue reading

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Another volcano erupts this time in Southern Japan

                NHK, the Japanese Television Network, reported today that the volcano Kuchinoeabu-Jima on an island south of the main island had an explosive eruption.  Officials issued an evacuation warning for the island.  Here … Continue reading

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Joel Kotkin: Tell us what you really think about California’s future.

I’ve been a long time reader of Joel Kotkin and subscriber to his Newgeography.com website.  He says, “California has met the future and it really doesn’t work.”  He especially blames Gov. Jerry Brown; reserving him for special criticism.  Kotkin thinks … Continue reading

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Latest Swarm of California Earthquakes

We had a swarm of minor earthquakes in Southern California this past weekend ranging from Inglewood to Victorville and from Ventura County to Orange County.    I should note that I didn’t feel any earthquakes where I live. According to … Continue reading

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