Magmatic or Tectonic Earthquake?

I get this question often about Iceland, especially when there is an earthquake swarm. The problem is that it is rarely clear cut if it is magmatic or tectonic when it happens in Iceland. First of all you have all of the rift zones being tectonic, but they are also subject to rift and hotspot…

Lava Baguette & NtV Riddle (10)

It seems like Lughduniense got severely inspired by the magmatic baguette post. Here is her take on the dish! Lava Baguette Grand Suchet 2-3 baguettes or several pistolets (smaller sized french baguette buns) 350 grams walnuts 150 grams fresh bread crumbs 1 clove garlic 125-150 ml (extra-virgin) olive oil 2 Tablespoons honey 3-5 red bell…

Earthquakes – What’s the fuzz?

What is an earthquake? Perhaps the question should have been; when does an earthquake start? For me as a physicist what we normally perceive as an earthquake is just the boring business end of a rather fascinating process, because the earthquake actually starts far back in time. What we normally see and feel as an…