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July 1, 2013

Monday Geology Picture: A Geological View at DisneySea, Japan

This week’s Monday Geology Picture is courtesy of my friends Jimmy and Vera, who recently visited Japan. In addition to seeing some real volcanoes, they also saw a fake volcano and some fake geology at DisneySea, a marine themed Disney park in Tokyo. The scenery includes some spectacular– if fake– columnar jointing.


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April 12, 2011

On the Recent Japan Earthquake Sequence

Note: This is a guest post by my friend, Jean-Arthur Olive. Arthur volunteered to make these figures and write this post in response to my concern about the recent magnitude 6.6 earthquake that prompted an evacuation and knocked out power at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant facility for the better part of an hour. For more information on recent events at Fukushima, see:  20th Interview with My Dad, a …


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