Search Results: earthquakes
26 May 2009: How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes
Politics, Whimsy: California ballot propositions, California politics, lgbt, Love waves, marriage · 38 comments
... 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 ...
12 Jan 2009: Listen to Earthquakes
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I've been working on a set of scripts that will play sped-up seismograms as sound. I was very proud of myself last night for remembering enough Perl to translate from one format to another, thereby producing clicking noises. Obviously I'm still doing somet ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... The basic question posed by the figure above is, do large earthquakes release energy in the same way as small ones? The traditional ... The data displayed here spans 17 orders of magnitude, from earthquakes the size of a raindrop to earthquakes the size of the Kuiper belt. ...
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... thing for you to do when there is a swarm of small earthquakes is to keep sleeping in your bed. There is likely a small increase ... out to sleep in tents every time we get a handful of small earthquakes. Indeed, when people do decide to sleep in tents because they're ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... Why do I think the events were unrelated? Well: Earthquakes happen all the time. Thankfully for Tongan residents, I am using a ... along the fault - is completely consistent with the other earthquakes we've recorded in that part of the world, most of which have not ...
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 + ... dehydration and dehydroxylation reactions to trigger earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B02207, ... it's been very difficult to test this in the field - earthquakes don't come with enough warning to let you wire up the necessary ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... of an earthquake to find the magnitude, and now for large earthquakes we use the whole seismogram (er, well, the whole seismogram with ...
15 Jan 2009: Manhattan Fault Line
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... 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 ...
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... to let that spoil your fun. If you're watching the recent earthquakes page, take the reported earthquake depths with an especially big ... of variation in x and y but no variation in z. So even if earthquakes are listed at, say, 0.2 or 13 or 37 km, that doesn't mean there is ...
31 Dec 2008: Geological Predictions for 2009
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... 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?
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... of deaths from natural hazard "events"* across the U.S., earthquakes, volcanoes, and other spectacular geophysical hazards are much less ... "Big Ones" during the period 1970-2004. There were tragic earthquakes - San Fernando, Whittier Narrows, Loma Prieta, Landers, Northridge, ...
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... crank. At the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, earthquakes would occur near the conclusion of every important talk. Other, ...
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... 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 ... and 3 of them occurred shortly before moderate regional earthquakes. After each of those earthquakes the geyser went super ginormously ...
11 Jul 2008: Friday Earthquake Blogging: M7.9 Southeast Alaska
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... North American plates on the Alaska panhandle. Strike-slip earthquakes don't typically cause tsunamis directly - in a strike-slip event, ...
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... procedure he did to estimate the total energy from all earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater in the calendar years 2004-2005. This ... still contains more energy than all of the other earthquakes during that two year period on the planet combined. It is a ... seismology that there are always about 10 times as many M4 earthquakes as M5, and 10 times as many M5 earthquakes as M6, and so on. I've ...
20 Jun 2008: Someone Punk’d the CBS Science Desk!
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... ago. The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to ...
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... they will fall down and kill people. After some earthquakes, we have been able to dramatically improve our understanding of ... this apartment. One is that windows often break during big earthquakes, even in modern well-engineered buildings. Waking up with a face ...
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... in question was smaller and farther away than past earthquakes in that part of Indonesia. Compared to other earthquakes that have made mud do interesting things, it's rinky-dink. In the ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
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... al changes corresponding difficult discuss distance dunbar earthquakes eruptions et events examples exception figure fluid gas historical ...
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... past 12,000 years: Estimated locations of prehistoric earthquakes in Illinois and Indiana, from Obermeier (1998). Stars are historical earthquakes (1804-1992) of magnitude 5 or greater, dots are magnitude 4.5-5, ...
14 Feb 2008: Love Songs for Geoscientists
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I am frequently earwormed by the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo's song New Madrid, in which the narrator begs an intraplate seismic zone to somehow restore his lost love: Come on do what you did Roll me under New Madrid Shake my baby and please bring her ba ...
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
... 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 ...
10 Apr 2007: Another Earthquake Prediction Failure
Science: earthquake prediction · 4 comments
... a number which defines the relative frequency of large earthquakes and small earthquakes. Previous studies have suggested that the proportion of large and ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... shortly after she escaped to flatter ground. She divided earthquakes into "crackers" and "rollers", and was disappointed when I said ... indicate anything special about the earthquake itself. Earthquakes, you see, are pretty much all the same. They release the same basic ...
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
... 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
... answer is hidden in the last paragraph: While strong earthquakes trigger nearby aftershocks (in Hawaii a shallower 5.8 quake ... noticed. But then one occurs in a place like Hawaii and earthquakes are in the news. So for a few days or weeks, every Tom, Dick and ...
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 ...
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 ... such as the tilt and bulge of a volcano's surface, the earthquakes magma produces as it moves, and the gases emitted from ... Survey examined more than 500 so-called "volcanotectonic" earthquakes that occurred on the island during ten years of activity at the ...
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 ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... 3-d objects, on account of how I'm rotten at it myself. Earthquakes are typically modeled as a sudden movement of two pieces of rock ... and has been obliterated by the shame of several smaller earthquakes I've since slept or worked through. **Okay, this is actually a big ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...