Category Archives: Ring of Fire

7.3 Earthquake Aftershock in Nepal this morning

A 7.3 Aftershock Earthquake struck Nepal this morning 47 miles East North East of Kathmandu.  This is the 6th Aftershock of 5.0 or more.  For more, go to Earthsky.  I share the hope that this is the end of it. … Continue reading

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Calbuco volcano erupts in Southern Chile

Photo credit:  Phillip Oyarzo Calisto via earthsky,org The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted on Wednesday, sending huge clouds of gases, ash, and debris throughout southern Chile and as far away as Argentina.  Lava flowed from the volcano as well.  … Continue reading

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Political Geology

Earthsky today links to a new USGS report on “induced seismicity”  linking earthquakes to human activity.  As I read the report and negotiated  my way through the thickets of tortured syntax and the brambles of labored locutions, there is a … 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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New USGS Report on Earthquake risks in California

According to this article in EarthSky earlier this week, the USGS has released recently an updated report on the likelihood of earthquakes. The map above shows the major fault lines in California and the high risk ares are keyed in … Continue reading

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Surprising New Discovery about Plate Tectonics in New Zealand

  Photo credit Reuters ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp., not American Broadcasting Corp) published on its ABC Science site an article today  (2-5-15) on a new discovery about plate tectonics.  Geologists studying earthquakes in New Zealand have discovered what they describe … Continue reading

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Ferndale, California 5.7 magnitude Earthquake

According to KTLA Television News, last night,  at 8:54 PM, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast at Ferndale, California, 25 Miles South of Eureka.  People experienced moderate shaking, light damage.  Although it occurred in … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Supervolcano

Tech Times had an article Sunday on The USGS project to create the Ash3D model of the Yellowstone super eruption estimated to be 640,000 years ago.  Starting about 20 years ago, a number of scientists said that we were about … Continue reading

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More on the Weekend Earthquakes

Zero Hedge estimates that the earthquake in the San Francisco area this weekend will cost…” as high as $4 Billion dollars.”  This was in an article Zero Hedge posted today on the weekend earthquakes.  It also  featured  a Bloomberg video on … Continue reading

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6.1+ Weekend Earthquakes in the Bay Area and Chile — Updated: Peru too.

 Updated:  I discovered after I finished this post that there was another big earthquake today August 24, 2014.  This time it was 6.9 and in a remote area of Peru.  See below at the bottom of the post for more … Continue reading

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