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October 17 - Live! On TV!

Today’s factismal: The first earthquake to be shown live on television happened in 1989.

It was a balmy October evening in San Francisco. The Giants were competing with the Oakland A’s for the pennant, and the two teams were warming up in preparation for game three. 280 more words

Earth Science

Study Links Hundreds Of Ohio Quake To Fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. 386 more words

News

Why New Zealand doesn't need to worry about a zombie apocalypse

New Zealand has been hit by three significant earthquakes in the last two days. Luckily not strong enough to do damage, and remote enough that even a larger shake would have been more nuisance than apocalypse. 520 more words

General

Forecasting New Zealand’s seismic apocalypse

This weekend’s tragedy on Japan’s Mount Ontake reminds us that life around the Pacific ‘rim of fire’ is often risky.

That string of tectonic plate collisions stretches around the whole circumference of the Pacific and has shaped life in many ways. 630 more words

General

Living on shaky ground - out this week

A major earthquake rattled much of the southern North Island of New Zealand during the early hours of Tuesday morning – magnitude 5.5. It woke Kiwis from southern Hawke’s Bay to Wellington and was classed as ‘strong’ by our seismologists. 501 more words

Books

Living in the Plate Boundary and Through the Ice Ages

Living in the Plate Boundary and Through the Ice Ages
Guest Speaker: Tanya Atwater
7:30pm, Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
FREE at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA  161 more words

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