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Tolbachik still not giving up

Attention to active volcanoes tends to go down the longer they are active. The only time you hear something about Kilauea for example is when something like a lava lake drains, new lava fountains show up or when a piece of property is destroyed by the ever-present lava flows, which are in itself one of…

Northern and South Hemisphere SO2

Ruminarian IV – You asked for it.

CAVEAT: I am not a Geologist, Seismologist, Ornithologist, Hematologist, Banker (I have a soul), Congressman (I knew my parents), Auto Mechanic (well, professionally I’m not) or formally trained in any of this. I am an amateur, just like you. In other words, take it with a grain of salt, I can be wrong. This sort…

Hawaii

… but, it’s swollen.

This was originally going to be just a post, then I decided to make it into an article. Not so OT… if you can extend your thinking… “Spall are flakes of a material that are broken off a larger solid body and can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including as a result of…

PI Post

Sleeper Fish… A look at the Taal and Laguna de Bay setting.

Palawan Continental Terrane. “Palawan?” According to Google Translate, it means “Sleeper Fish.” Sleeper gobies are members of the Eleotridae fish family, found predominantly in the tropical Indo-Pacific. There are approximately 35 genera and 150 species. Interesting… sort of. The Palawan Continental Terrane is actually a fairly sizable chunk of material that has perplexed a few…

A simple drawing for "Do It Yourself" building of a seismometer.

How a seismometer works

Earthquakes are a release of energy due to rock failing from the amount of stress and strain that are placed on it. This energy is released as a series of waves, or vibratory motion as the energy dissipates away from the source of the quake. Simplifying it a bit, there are S-waves, P-waves, Love Waves,…