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Precarious Logic

A piece in High Country News (not yet on their website) reminded GG about this, which he thought had faded away. Back in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, the Department of Energy was investigating the suitability of Yucca Mountain for a nuclear waster repository.   876 more words


Too Many Oklahoma Earthquakes to Count!

Last week I posted the number of earthquakes Oklahoma had within a seven day period. The number of earthquakes has increased from 14 to 23 with magnitude 3.0 or greater in the past seven days (including those on or near the Kansas border). 104 more words

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Haiti 5 Years Later

This week was the five year anniversary of the earthquake which left Port au Prince and much of Haiti devastated. It was a magnitude 7 event, caused by a strike-slip fault rupturing 8 miles beneath the surface and releasing waves of seismic energy – we talk about it now and then in some of my classes. 669 more words

Oklahoma's Week in Earthquakes: January 7-13th

13 Earthquakes in Oklahoma and one nearby in Kansas with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater (several more earthquakes have occurred this week in Oklahoma with magnitudes of 2.9 or less but are not listed). 190 more words

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AGU2014: Frack Quakes, Black Riders and Failing with Grace

Like wildebeest through the Serengeti, the common Homo geologicus make their way through San Francisco International Airport in droves, identifiable by ever-present poster tubes, hiking boots, and a tendency to flannel. 922 more words

Major Earthquake Rattles New Zealand Close to Christchurch

New Zealand’s South Island was jolted awake after a severe earthquake struck near its west coast on Tuesday morning.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck close to Arthur’s Pass, about 60 miles (100 km) west of Christchurch, just before 7 a.m. 115 more words