Category Archives: Living in the desert

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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USGS Predicts Big Quake on Bay Area fault

There was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday  in Fremont, Northern California.  It occurred on the Hayward fault, which  runs along  in the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay.   The San Andreas fault is on the other side of the … Continue reading

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7.3 Landers Earthquake 1992

The earthquake that struck Landers, California June 28, 1992, was the largest earthquake to have occurred in the continental United States in the last half of the 20th Century (or since.) according to the USGS.  As can be seen on … Continue reading

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4.8 Earthquake Friday May 22 Southeastern Nevada

                              On Friday, May 22,  just before noon local time, an earthquake struck in the hills 47 miles northwest of Mesquite, Nevada and 60 miles west … Continue reading

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Hey California! Need to conserve water?

Forget about water saving toilets, here is the real deal on saving water:  build an outhouse in your backyard.  You can do it in four easy steps: 1.  Get your Uncle Walt to build an outhouse for you (not pictured.)  … Continue reading

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