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…

Shifting North Magnetic Pole is affecting everything from cell phones to submarines

Normally the World Magnetic Model is updated every 5 years, but the North Magnetic Pole is changing position so fast, regular updates are now required. Earth’s magnetic field is changing…

The NanTroSEIZE Project: Drilling through a plate boundary in an active subduction zone.

Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Science: These 7 Expeditions Could Reveal Some of Earth’s Biggest Secrets in 2019 By Adam Mann This past year brought tons of…

Study: Earthquakes on one side of Earth can trigger new ones on opposite side

Research finds quakes can systematically trigger other ones on opposite side of Earth CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research shows that a big earthquake can not only cause other quakes, but…

Sound waves reveal huge cache of diamonds inside the Earth

Sound waves reveal diamond cache deep in Earth’s interior Study finds 1–2 percent of Earth’s oldest mantle rocks are made from diamond. From MIT: There may be more than a…

NASA’s “black marble” project – shows the growth of energy at night on Earth

You’ve heard of the “Blue Marble”. The Blue Marble is an image of the Earth made on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 29,000…

8.0 magnitude quake reported off west coast of Mexico – Tsunami possible

Still early, but here are the details we know from USGS: Magnitude 8.0 – 96km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico Time 2017-09-08 04:49:17 (UTC) Location15.029°N 93.807°W Depth 35.0 km From the Pacific tsunami warning center:…

What is the Default Temperature for the Earth?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The Earth’s atmosphere does not act like a greenhouse. The analogy was partially developed to help students understand the apparent disparity between energy coming in…

Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed

Public Release: 13-Aug-2017 Goldschmidt Conference From Eurekalert New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results of experiments to show how…

Surprising: NASA's Global visualization in 3D of Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere

From NASA Goddard via the OCO-2 Satellite Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas released to the atmosphere through human activities. It is also influenced by natural exchange with…