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40km Long Fissure Is Ripping into Violent Askja, Linking Iceland's 3 Largest Volcanoes: Updated

via 40km Long Fissure Is Ripping into Violent Askja, Linking Iceland’s 3 Largest Volcanoes: Updated.

MON AUG 25, 2014 by FishOutofWater for SciTech

A landslide struck Askja’s crater lake on July 24, 2014, weeks before the volcanic earthquake swarm began in southeastern Iceland.  

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Berkeley Lab Seismologist Says Early-Warning System Worked In Napa Quake

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A scientist from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory told KPIX 5 that an experimental earthquake warning system worked, giving about a 10-second alert prior to the magnitude 6 South Napa quake that struck the Bay Area Sunday morning. 59 more words


A magnitude 6.0 Earthquake has struck North of San Francisco Bay Area near Napa. We hope everyone is ok.

What’s interesting here is that Google’s alert center… 190 more words

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August 23 - Bardarbing, Bardarbang, Bardarbunga!

Today’s factismal: The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland has begun to erupt!

If you are a geologist, these are exciting times. Not only do we finally have a theory that explains how mountains and volcanoes form… 1,264 more words

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UTIG researcher co-authors study on 2010 earthquake-icequake connection

University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Research Associate Jake Walter contributed to a published study examining the connection between the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010 and micro-earthquakes in Antarctica, also known as “icequakes.” 122 more words




Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes—their origins, geographic distribution, and effects. Much of what we now know about the composition of the Earth and its internal structure comes from seismologic research. 59 more words