‘Earthquake Lightning’ re-created in lab

Earthquake lightning: Mysterious luminescence phenomena From SHINSHU UNIVERSITY Were you aware that earthquakes are sometimes associated with luminescence, called earthquake lightning? This phenomenon had been documented throughout history, such as between 1965 and 1967, the Matsushiro earthquake swarm caused the surrounding mountain to flicker with light multiple times. In 1993 when an earthquake caused a…

Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science

In a new paper publishing in Science, the researchers show how they are able to make use of existing seismic monitoring equipment, as well as historic seismic data, to determine how much the temperature of the earth’s oceans has changed and continues changing, even at depths that are normally out of the reach of conventional tools.

Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains

Dec. 26, 2019 The Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco formed as a result of the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates about 80 million years ago. This collision destroyed the Tethys Ocean. The limestone, sandstone, claystone and gypsum layers that formed the ocean bed were folded and crumpled to create the Anti-Atlas Mountains. In…

Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life

FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where they cannot live. European researchers have confirmed the absence of microbial life in hot, saline, hyperacid ponds in the Dallol geothermal field in…

Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky?

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts~ctm From NASA Global Climate Change Can Climate Affect Earthquakes, Or Are the Connections Shaky? By Alan Buis, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory The twin magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that struck the Ridgecrest area in California’s Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles on July 4 and 5, respectively,…

Los Angeles Doomed: Not Because Climate Change

Guest geologizing by David Middleton Earthquake fault long thought dormant could devastate Los Angeles, researchers say By DEBORAH NETBURNSTAFF WRITER AUG. 31, 2019 9:42 AM Scientists citing new research say an earthquake fault along the Los Angeles coast, previously believed to be dormant, is active and could cause a destructive 6.4 magnitude earthquake if it…

Earthquakes of the 20th Century

From NOAA PacificTWC Published on Dec 9, 2018 This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 1901, through December 31, 2000, at a rate of 1 year per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to…