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Geographics, YouTube • Wed 2020 Sep 16, 12:57pm

Host - Simon Whistler
"The Cascadia and San Andreas faults both connect…"

YouTube video, 24:50
Geographics, YouTube • Wed 2020 Sep 16, 12:54pm

Host - Simon Whistler

Spoiler: It would be bad. YouTube video, 22:06 including commercial for shaving goods by a man overcompensating for his bald head.
Asia Times • Sat 2018 Sep 29, 11:25am

…hundreds already confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami barreling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday. …official death toll at 384 by Saturday afternoon, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise. …many bodies still lay on the ground near the shore, the day after tsunami waves of 1.5 meters, or five feet, hit the shore. …tsunami was triggered by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that sent buildings crumbling…

Thomas D. Williams PhD, Breitbart • Sun 2018 Jul 1, 4:02pm

…“ultralow surface temperatures” in East Antarctica that surpass the coldest temperatures ever recorded on the earth’s surface. some 100 different locations on the East Antarctic Plateau reached temperatures of -98° C (-144° F) during the Antarctic polar night between 2004–2016.…

Cheyanne MacDonald, Daily Mail (UK) • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 12:04pm

A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. …But for now, scientists say there’s no reason to worry.…

Cat, Excited
rickb223, Ace of Spades • Thu 2018 Feb 1, 10:30am

…If the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off by now.

Heh! Too good not to blog
Sarah Dean, Chris Summers, Mail (UK) • Thu 2016 Oct 27, 12:26pm

The first earthquake, measuring 5.4, hit central northern Italy at 7.10pm local time
The second devastating quake - measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale - followed two hours later
The epicentre was in countryside 80 miles from Rome and historic buildings were felt shaking in the capital…

Fox News / AP • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 10:09am

…The earthquake centered in northeast Oklahoma on Saturday was upgraded to magnitude 5.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday, making it the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the state.…

News9 • Sat 2016 Sep 3, 8:13am

Residents across the state were rocked awake Saturday morning after an earthquake struck in Central Oklahoma.

Around 7:00 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook and several residents and along with our staff began going to social media in response.…

Got me up and out of bed, by golly! Sounded like a train in the driveway.
Fox News • Wed 2016 Aug 24, 9:36pm

At least 159 dead, 368 others hurt as strong earthquake rocks central Italy… hundreds of others were injured… destroyed a cluster of small mountain villages…

David Grossman, Popular Mechanics • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:15am

…The country its currently updating its very longitude and latitude to correct a divergence with global satellite navigation systems. Geoscience Australia, a part of the Australian government, is behind the project of getting the Geocentric Datum of Australia, the country's national coordinate system, up to code and bring it in line with international data.…

Australia has moved 5 feet since the last update.
Jason Daley, Smithsonian • Tue 2016 Jul 12, 2:21pm

Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatures

The Okeanos Explorer has spent three months mapping the seafloor and recording deep sea life in the ocean's depths…

Peter Brannen, The Atlantic • Sat 2016 Jun 25, 2:18pm

Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?
In the early 19th century, a series of massive quakes rocked Missouri. Some experts predict that the state could be in for another round of violent shaking, while others warn that a big quake could strike elsewhere in the center of the continent.…

Tyrannosaurus Rex
Matthew Mueller, • Tue 2016 May 31, 7:49pm

…In most cases, the dinosaurs would have needed lips to protect their teeth, as the majority of them weren't water dwelling creatures. They would have had scaly lips, just like reptiles such as the monitor lizard.

“It’s also important to remember that teeth would have been partially covered by gums. If we look at where the enamel stops, we can see that a substantial portion of the teeth would be hidden in the gums. The teeth would have appeared much smaller on a living animal." Reisz concluded: “In popular culture, we imagine dinosaurs as more ferocious-looking, but that is not the case.”…

Rob Verger, Fox News • Thu 2016 May 19, 3:03pm

… found in present-day Utah. …new species of dinosaur— a large, horned, herbivorous creature that could have been anywhere from 19 to 26 feet long and weighed in at one to two tons. …named Machairoceratops cronusi, … thought to have lived about 77 million years ago.…

Maddie Stone, Gizmodo • Wed 2016 May 11, 11:00am

…Their analysis revealed that atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion years ago was at most only half of its present value—a result that flies in the face of our understanding of the Earth during the Archaean period. … Now, scientists have to figure out what it means. … suggests something dramatic took place about three billion years ago to reduce the size of the atmosphere. And Som has a hunch as to what that something might be. … Other geochemical evidence suggests that around 3.2 billion years ago, bacteria developed mechanisms for transforming atmospheric nitrogen (N2 gas) into ammonia (NH3), a biologically-useful form. … nitrogen fixation, was utterly essential to the evolution of complex life. Without it, plants and animals would have no way of accessing the nitrogen our cells need to build proteins and DNA. Essentially, Som and others suspect that the ability to strip-mine the atmosphere for nitrogen caused air pressure to take a temporary nosedive.…

All part of the plan.
Kim LaCapria, Snopes • Wed 2016 Apr 27, 4:39pm

…NASA space weather analyst Leila Mays told us that the 23 April readings weren't the result of normal fluctuations in any case, but rather a software glitch that led to erroneous simulations…

Superstation95 • Wed 2016 Apr 27, 4:37pm

Apr 23: A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space surrounding our planet; for two hours today, earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED around the entire planet! …

Terrifying potential if true.
Sputnik News • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 7:41pm

The Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico erupted overnight, sending lava flying as far as a mile away from the mountain… There are approximately 25 million people who live within 62 miles, or 100 kilometers, of the active volcano.…

Blazing Cat Fur • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 2:13pm
Videos of aftermath in Japan, as it happened in Ecuador
PragerU, YouTube • Mon 2016 Apr 18, 8:23pm

Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities...but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world's leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change.

Video: 5:04
Michael Snyder, DC Clothesline • Mon 2016 Apr 18, 3:02pm

… volcanic activity all over the planet is rising. 38 volcanoes are erupting at the moment, and it seems like we hear about another new eruption almost every day now.

But let us hope that Yellowstone does not erupt any time soon.…

Signs point to maybe or maybe not, but still good for clickbait.
Corey Charlton, Mail (UK) • Mon 2016 Apr 18, 10:21am

A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America in the past week could be followed by a 'mega' quake in the near future, a scientist has claimed.…

Or, not. Nobody can really say.
Breitbart News • Sun 2016 Apr 17, 7:09pm

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast… at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured… damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.… magnitude-7.8 quake was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Quito, the capital.…

MSN / AP • Mon 2016 Mar 28, 9:04pm

A remote and active volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air, scientists said.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 40 miles from the nearest community, erupted Sunday at 4:18 p.m. local time. Alaska State Troopers could not immediately say if there were any reports of injuries.…

Tyrannosaurus Rex
John Pickrell, Science Focus • Sat 2016 Mar 12, 9:37pm

Today we take the appearance of dinosaurs for granted, but it’s taken centuries of careful study to learn how to accurately read the clues in the fossil record.… Did dinosaurs have lips? This is something we still don’t know, and is an area of current debate.…

Sarah Knapton, Telegraph (UK) • Fri 2016 Jan 29, 5:45pm

Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.…

Darcy Jackson, KJRH • Fri 2016 Jan 8, 9:35am

Thousands of Oklahomans were rocked by several strong earthquakes late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Overall, nearly twenty have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

They weren't just frequent, they were strong, too. Now, several people are wondering what could be next to come.…

And to think, when I moved back here, I was thinking all I'd really have to worry about is drought and tornadoes!
Okla Flagearthquake
Leslie Rangel, KFOR • Tue 2015 Nov 24, 1:42pm

…This year, more than 5, 000 earthquakes have been recorded and studied in our state. Residents have become accustomed to the little shaking, rattling and rolling. However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here.…

Perhaps. Not exactly the same conditions as, say, California, or the Juan de Fuca situation off the NW coast. Unless the Madrid "drift" theory is correct, in which case, look out!
Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network • Tue 2015 Nov 3, 4:40pm

Massive 'crack in the Earth' opens up suddenly in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains… The immense crack, which appears to split a hilltop in half, was discovered by startled backcountry hunters. …