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Nepal earthquake toll near 1500 with casualties also in India and Tibet

The Indian Tectonic Plate is being subducted under the Eurasian Plate. The collision is still going on with the Indian Plate moving North East at about 6 -7 cm per year while the Eurasian Plate is moving Northwards at about 2 cm per year. 763 more words


Language of the Butterflies

If language is thought of as “a system of communication ‚Ķeither written or spoken,” another category might be added : visual symbols can also carry a message. 42 more words

My Paintings

Probability of a VEI 5+ volcanic eruption within 5 years is over 95%

It has been 24 years since the last VEI 5+ (Mount Pinatubo, 1991, VEI 6) occurred and the probability that a VEI 5+ volcanic eruption will occur within the next 5 years is now over 95%. 874 more words

Natural Disasters

Strange Wonders of Our Planet

By Sean Breslin

A popular tourist destination in the Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Split Apple Rock is a geological rock formation, made of granite and in the shape of an apple which has been cut in half. 2,052 more words


I Saw the Sun Rise in the West

I saw the sun rising in the west Tuesday evening. That’s right; I saw the sun rising in the west. No, it’s not a play on words; I wasn’t out West and saw a sunrise. 454 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Who else saw the solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse on the spring equinox is not something to be missed. And I didn’t.

I didn’t take my DSLR or even my pocket camera to photograph the March 20 solar eclipse, because I didn’t want to fry them (and besides, I didn’t have a solar filter), but I did bring my cell phone. 172 more words


No good fortune goes unpunished.

Nutty Hubby: Apparently not only is today the equinox, but there was a total solar eclipse. The catch? It was only viewable from Europe.

Me: Whatever. 72 more words

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