Search Results: earthquake
26 May 2009: How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes
Politics, Whimsy: California ballot propositions, California politics, lgbt, Love waves, marriage · 38 comments
... not like there’s not going to be an earthquake.” Oh ho ho, won't Mr. Lok and his husband be chuckling at ... In fact, the potential link between same-sex marriage and earthquakes is one of the strongest arguments I've ever seen in favor of ... observation that same-sex marriage might be followed by earthquakes has been made before - notably by Israeli parliamentarian Shlomo ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... Hunga Ha'apai, in Tonga. Three days later, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred on the Tonga trench. Was the timing of these two events ... Why do I think the events were unrelated? Well: Earthquakes happen all the time. Thankfully for Tongan residents, I am using a ...
12 Jan 2009: Listen to Earthquakes
Links: · 3 comments
... maps, seismograms, and sound files for every M>5 earthquake that occurs anywhere in the world. Très cool. And, way to ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... Andreas Fault that occurred in the hours before two small earthquakes. Here's the BBC's writeup; for those of you who can sneak behind ... all up to speed on the latest developments in geyser-based earthquake prediction. It'll be a short post. The geyser in Calistoga is a ...
11 Jul 2008: Friday Earthquake Blogging: M7.9 Southeast Alaska
Aimless: · 1 comment
... was the 50th anniversary of the 1958 Southeast Alaska earthquake and ensuing Lituya Bay megatsunami, a half-kilometer high wave which killed only a handful of people. The earthquake happened on the Fairweather fault, a strike-slip fault which forms ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... time there's an earthquake in the Midwest, my mother emails me, just in case I want to move ... study it. So that's how I heard about yesterday morning's earthquake in Illinois - a bit less exciting than waking up to it, but that's fine with me. This is not earthquake enough to reverse the geoscientific brain drain from the Midwest to ...
10 Apr 2007: Another Earthquake Prediction Failure
Science: earthquake prediction · 4 comments
... persistent in their attempts to obtain the Holy Grail of earthquake prediction, with proposed methods ranging from the primitive ... a number which defines the relative frequency of large earthquakes and small earthquakes. Previous studies have suggested that the ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... I've picked out to start: The energy in any given earthquake can be used to deform and fracture rocks surrounding the fault, sent ... The basic question posed by the figure above is, do large earthquakes release energy in the same way as small ones? The traditional ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... you feel that?". Perpetually oblivious, I only felt the earthquake because the guy standing next to me at the intersection pointed it ... using special seismologist tricks, though, just pure small earthquake shaking experience available to anyone who's lived here long ...
Politics, Science: academia, earthquake engineering, gender, Science · 5 comments
... are two companion articles up in Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering on publication rates and citation statistics in that ... senior researchers and examines citation patterns in earthquake engineering generally, while the second looks specifically at female ...
16 Jun 2005: Earthquake!
Personal: earthquakes · 6 comments
Ooh, I felt that one. Heard a car honk just after, wonder if it was related? The birds didn't seem to be at all upset by it, though. ...
15 Apr 2004: Oh Boy an Earthquake!
Science: · 10 comments
... trendy math: Keilis-Borok's team now predicts an earthquake of at least magnitude 6.4 by Sept. 5, 2004, in a region that ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... yes really about seismologists' failure to predict the earthquake, even though the actual arguments in the case are all about whether ... is negligent failure to communicate risk related to an earthquake swarm that turned out to be a precursor to the Big One. I'm ...
17 Mar 2009: “Temblor”
Human Fuzzies, Science: earthquakes, synonyms, temblors · 23 comments
... of mine IMed me this weekend, very excited about a minor earthquake. She used the word "temblor" and was very excited about that, too - ...
9 Mar 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: blog carnivals, hydrology, resumes, sexual harassment, Wikipedia · 1 comment
... society The Onion: San Francisco Historians Condemn 1906 Earthquake Deniers -- via NOVA Geoblog Thus Spake Zuska : It's Difficult To ...
2 Mar 2009: Recent Results in Seismology
Science: academic journals, earthquakes, liquefaction, nonvolcanic tremor, seismology · 1 comment
... question, here is what I'm skimming: Clay might trigger earthquakes - Many clay minerals break down, when heated, to produce H2O + ... to leave, it might weaken the fault enough to produce an earthquake (cf. the beer can experiment). Takahashi et al. ran a set of lab ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... or defects. Draft date: January 23, 2008 A powerful earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale ripped through northern Chile ... with the world's first-ever measure of the "bigness" of an earthquake - a measure that is independent of where you are standing when the ...
26 Jan 2009: Does the World Really Need Another Blog Anthology?
Meta: · 16 comments
In addition to helping judge this year's Open Laboratory science blogging anthology, I'm also the production editor (i.e., typesetting jockey). So as I go through, reading the entries in much greater detail than I ever would otherwise, I'm noticing a coupl ...
23 Jan 2009: Cookbooks with Science
Food, Science: book reviews, cookbooks, cooking, inverse methods, pie · 5 comments
... why seismograms look the way they do. You can send a basic earthquake source through the model Earth to see what kind of seismogram might ...
15 Jan 2009: Manhattan Fault Line
Aimless: · 3 comments
... the street. I have no idea how the conversation got onto earthquakes, but it did, and this woman told me about a fault line that runs ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
I finally fixed up a semi-automatic link-posting script that fits my needs - if you're interested in the gory details, or using the script yourself, see my post on the B-Sides. Enjoy all the backlogged links! Call for Submissions: Carnival of the Arid -- ...
7 Jan 2009: Volcano Geodesy 101
Aimless: · 6 comments
... going up and down, the crust gradually relaxing after an earthquake, and the slow creep of plate tectonics. As for what actual GPS ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... porn, you have probably been following the current earthquake swarm at Yellowstone. While there is no reason to believe that this ... to let that spoil your fun. If you're watching the recent earthquakes page, take the reported earthquake depths with an especially big ...
31 Dec 2008: Geological Predictions for 2009
Aimless: · 13 comments
... subduction zone megathrust event. The magnitude ~9 earthquake, and ensuing tsunami, devastate the coastal Pacific Northwest, ... to open-source software. A few days after the earthquake, Mt. Jefferson erupts. The evacuation of Corvallis is panicky and ... else remember running that one?) At least three M5-6 earthquakes will strike California, resulting in minor property damage. At ...
18 Dec 2008: California is Safe?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, volcanoes, and other spectacular geophysical hazards are much less ... naturally hazardous areas in the United States: Fans of earthquake doooooooooom will immediately see a problem in this methodology. ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... The Tunguska Impact site in Siberia 82. Feel an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 5.0. - The first earthquake I ever felt was in October, 1999 - the M7.1 Hector Mine earthquake ...
9 Oct 2008: Papers I Haven’t Been Reading Lately
Aimless: · 3 comments
... Fault - This is the fault responsible for the 1999 M7.3 earthquake in Taiwan, and the site of one of a couple major drilling projects ... gouge found their motivation in hydrogeology, rather than earthquake physics. It's true that this clay lining can prevent water from ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... crank. At the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, earthquakes would occur near the conclusion of every important talk. Other, ...
5 Jul 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 6 comments
... the exciting honor of hosting the world's largest-ever earthquake drill, and there is a blog devoted to the preparations. Readers not ...
Science: · 14 comments
... procedure he did to estimate the total energy from all earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater in the calendar years 2004-2005. This ... it is good enough for a quick and hand-wavy sketch: Earthquake magnitude is a logarithmic scale; each magnitude unit represents an ...
20 Jun 2008: Someone Punk’d the CBS Science Desk!
Aimless: · 17 comments
... ago. The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to ...
17 Jun 2008: Another Lusi Update
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... based largely on a combination of public records, like the earthquake catalogs maintained by the NEIC, and data about the drilling that ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
Earthquake engineer Kit Miyamoto has posted a journal of his trip to Sichuan. If ... well as the logistical difficulties of the immediate post-earthquake recovery. The lesson to be learned from the Sichuan earthquake is the same as the lesson of basically every major earthquake in the ...
Aimless: · 7 comments
... ... but it was also just three days after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. Could the earthquake have caused the eruption? Hah. No. It was totally the exploration ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
... caused changes cm data depth distance drilling dynamic earthquake east eruption et fault fig figure fluid formation gas ground ... al changes corresponding difficult discuss distance dunbar earthquakes eruptions et events examples exception figure fluid gas historical ...
29 Apr 2008: Confessions of a Grad School
Aimless: · 25 comments
... I am sterile. Life would go on. I might also die in an earthquake, in which case life would not go on and I would very much regret any ...
21 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Repost: Sand Boil
Aimless: · 6 comments
... of contacts between individual soil grains. During an earthquake, this network is disrupted. But the stuff on top is still there, ...
14 Feb 2008: Love Songs for Geoscientists
Aimless: · 18 comments
... by. Something a little less relentlessly cheesy than The Earthquake Of Your Love. As it turns out, geological love songs are hard to ...
Science: blog carnivals, debunking, geoblogosphere, national pie day, pie charts · 15 comments
... of course, gorgeous illustrations by William Smith. Small earthquakes don't do anything to prevent bigger earthquakes. You see, each magnitude 4 earthquake releases about 30 times as ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... class was to assemble (or at least think about) your own earthquake survival kit. Did you do that assignment? Why are you telling me ... numbers and cited some relevant examples from historical earthquakes and tried. There might even be hope for the future. I think I need ...
15 Oct 2007: Whatever Doesn’t Kill Us Will Provide a Nice Soak
Personal, Science: camping, hot springs, Long Valley · 3 comments
... And of course, as magma shifts around, it creates frequent earthquakes. Most importantly, though, there are hot springs. Late Holocene ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... teaching Intro to Earthquakes again this semester, and today feels like a light blogging day, so ... were mere fetuses and infants during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Of course, I don't remember Loma Prieta, either, seeing as how I ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... and water, closing schools because some quack predicted an earthquake, and hopefully, finding joy in the crazy way our planet is put ... of oncoming volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and even earthquakes. We can also feed yummy yummy data to hungry hungry engineers so ...
24 Oct 2006: Hawaii, the New York Times, and Triggered Seismicity
Science: earthquakes, Hawaii, lazy journalism · 9 comments
... an astonishingly confusing article on the idea that one earthquake could trigger others, thousands of miles away. The real meat of the answer is hidden in the last paragraph: While strong earthquakes trigger nearby aftershocks (in Hawaii a shallower 5.8 quake ...
12 Oct 2006: Seismograms from North Korea
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... one basic difference between earthquakes and explosions. Earthquakes happen when two pieces of rock slide against each other; they ... For reasons Lab Lemming has outlined, we don't expect an earthquake as shallow as the event observed on Sunday to occur in that part of ...
11 Aug 2006: Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Months in Advance
Science: hazard mitigation, volcanoes · 12 comments
Volcanoes are easier to predict than earthquakes. While seismologists still argue about whether detectable pre-earthquake effects exist at all, volcanologists agree that eruptions are ... such as the tilt and bulge of a volcano's surface, the earthquakes magma produces as it moves, and the gases emitted from ...
24 Apr 2006: Brains in Jars Have Needs Too
Politics, Science: academia, mentoring, science studies · no comments
... and it's made me want to advocate for mainstream views (earthquake prediction, anyone?) as often as minority ...
3 Feb 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Jurassic Utah Edition
Science: Friday random ten, impact structures, iTunes iChing, liquefaction, salt domes, Upheaval Dome · no comments
... generated in a single impact, or over the course of many earthquakes. Detailed stratigraphy, in particular as regards unconformities, ...
Science: rock blogging, seismometers · 3 comments
... kind of pendulum in there, which jiggles in response to earthquakes. This moves a little lever on the dragon's head, so that the ball ...
6 Dec 2005: AGU One
Personal, Science: american geophysical union, conference blogging · 6 comments
Why are all the interesting talks at 8 in the morning? And at the Marriott? Let's send the space physicists over there instead, or reserve it as punishment for people who can't have a technical conversation for more than 5 minutes that doesn't involve po ...
21 Oct 2005: Friday Friday Friday
Whimsy: earthquake prediction, Friday random ten, search requests · no comments
... (on the lessons learned from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake) last night. I was not; I was doing homework. I'm not cool. But ... great and glorious iTunes, will there be a major (M>6) earthquake on the Hayward fault before I finish grad school? The key. The ...
9 Sep 2005: Friday Random Ten-and-N
Whimsy: co-op living, Friday random ten, Germany, Nutella, search requests, welfare · 4 comments
... exploding bladder Astrological prediction for earthquake in ...
Science: driving, rock blogging, sedimentary rocks · 5 comments
... between I-5 and CA-14 is a bad place to be during an earthquake. It's right smack on the Santa Susana Fault Zone, and has collapsed ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... a rock, but in honor of finally being awake for an earthquake* I think it's time to try my hand at something a little closer to ... has just moved is key to bloviating about how some recent earthquake has pushed California that much closer to falling into the ocean ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... About Geology, Dave Stevenson on the physics of earthquakes and tsunamis, which is good fun if and only if you've got a ... layman's nerdiness under your belt. But speaking of earthquakes, they're apparently planning a sequel to 10.5, with a plot no more ...
3 Jun 2005: Friday Random Nineteen
Whimsy: Friday random ten, search requests · 6 comments
... war alien girls that are green and have sex with pictures earthquakes merits and demerits evil moon bird eats earth kid eyeballs dr. ...
27 May 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Keiiti Aki Memorial Edition
Science: basalt, igneous rocks, rock blogging, volcanoes · 1 comment
... the age of 75. Measurements of the energy released by an earthquake are not, as a rule, photogenic. Seismic tomography - another place ...
25 May 2005: I Blame the Garlic
Whimsy: dreams, garlic, volcanoes · no comments
... abilities. As I finished eating, there was an earthquake, which induced a little nearby cinder cone to throw up a ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... that rich people's houses fall down all the time during earthquakes (the earth eats the rich!), as do poor people's tenement flats ...
15 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Sand Boils
Science: liquefaction, rock blogging · 7 comments
... of contacts between individual sand grains. During an earthquake, if the sand grains are loosely packed, this network is disrupted. ...
7 Feb 2005: Monday Links to Stuff
Links: brain drain, Iowa, nerdy jokes · no comments
... Ditto public library funding. Also there aren't any earthquakes. (link via the shiny new LA Times Addict, which in turn was off ...
11 Jan 2005: Mmmm Rocket Fuel
Politics, Science: earthquakes, ground water, perchlorate, pollution · no comments
... the water we've got. In other nerdy news, the Sumatran earthquake caused water to slosh around in wells in Virginia... and in Southern ...
29 Aug 2004: Weekend Review
Personal: capitalism sucks, consumerism, dishware, grad school · 4 comments
... of it as well; my "analyze an argument" argument was about earthquakes. Ha! I am so smart, SMRT! Now I'll go to grad school and feel ...
13 Aug 2004: I Smell a Thesis
Science: · 1 comment
... be an interesting thesis topic, it's got volcanoes and earthquakes and modeling and field work on nice islands and ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... discussion on Frogs and Ravens has morphed from earthquakes to water resources - which was at least partly my fault. Maybe ...
23 Apr 2004: Lazy RSS Roundup
Links: dreams · no comments
... yucky! dog found! Last night I dreamed that there was an earthquake. Then I dreamed that it wasn't an earthquake, just Peter getting really cold and shivering to make the futon ...
10 Jun 2002: Sesquipedalianism
Meta: cheese, fan mail, guest posts · 5 comments
... by thieves, immolated in a house fire or killed in an earthquake, cigarettes will do me in. Bless ...
9 Jun 2002: My fault
Science: canned goods, death, earthquakes, guest posts, Hayward Fault, san andreas · 4 comments
... the thing most likely to kill me, though, and it's not an earthquake. Being hit by a car while biking. So how are you most likely to ...
30 Jan 2002: Thrust Faulting
Personal: diary, earthquakes · no comments
... geophysicist that I am, I desperately look forward to earthquakes. Whenever I miss out on one it's like the Mole People are sitting ... happen while I blink, the bastards. Last night their earthquake was only about 25 miles away; just a 4.2, nothing exciting, but ...
7 Dec 2001: Gravitas
Links, Science: geophysics, gravity, mapping, New Madrid · no comments
... of dense goop on the bottom of the crust. Now there are earthquakes because of it. To make your own gravity maps, use this. You'll ...
6 Dec 2001: I Biblioteket
Science: disasters, libraries, licorice, serendipitous discoveries · no comments
... may be damaged or destroyed by fighting and wars, or by earthquakes, hurricanes and floods. People, particularly the poorest, the ...
24 Jul 2001: Dehydrated Agnostic
Personal: · no comments
... 23, 2001 16:17 from EarthQuaker To know something is to hold it in the palm of your mind, to ...