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December 18, 2012

Newspaper Clippings from the 1964 Alaska Earthquake at Gwennie’s

I’d like to write a few more posts about my visit to Alaska earlier this year. In case you missed them, here are some earlier posts about Alaska: Off to Alaska… Geology Word of the Week: G is for Glacial Erratic Iditarod Start and Finish A Drive to Salmon Lake, Alaska in Pictures Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part I Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part II Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part …

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March 11, 2011

Why are there Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Japan? In Response to: Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan

For those of you who have not yet heard, there has recently been an enormous Magnitude 8.9 earthquake and an accompanying tsunami in Japan. There are currently tsunami warnings for the Pacific, so if you live on the West coast of the US or anywhere in the Pacific Ocean, please be cautious. The USGS (US Geological Survey) tsunami warning for the US can be found here. Below is a map …

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February 22, 2011

A Poor Disaster in a Rich Country

With at least 75 people dead and extensive damage throughout the city of Christchurch, the toll of the recent New Zealand earthquake is already a heavy one. A number of factors contributed to make this earthquake so deadly– the magnitude, the closeness of the epicenter to Christchurch, the shallowness of the epicenter, the time of day, and the fact that much damage from the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake had yet …

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Some Links and Videos Related to the New Zealand Earthquake

Many geobloggers and news agencies have been reporting on the recent magnitude 6.3 earthquake that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand about six hours ago. This initial earthquake was quickly followed by two magnitude >5.5 earthquakes. There has been some incredible damage and the latest report is that at least 65 people have died. Below are a few links and videos related to the recent earthquake. Here are some links from …

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