Geog 3: Tectonics
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How Mexicans know when an earthquake is coming

How Mexicans know when an earthquake is coming | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY shook and rattled on April 18th, as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake sent people scurrying under tables for shelter. Tremors are a frequent scare for the...
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Earthquake hits south west Britain

Earthquake hits south west Britain | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
An earthquake has been felt in areas of south west Britain this afternoon - the British Geological Society has confirmed. No damage has been reported so far
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Haiti marks earthquake anniversary

Haiti marks earthquake anniversary | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Special religious ceremonies are held across Haiti to mark the fourth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people.
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Supervolcano eruption mystery solved

Supervolcano eruption mystery solved | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Gigantic volcanoes like Yellowstone can erupt without an earthquake or any other external trigger, scientists have found.
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Could Los Angeles withstand a 'megaquake'?

Could Los Angeles withstand a 'megaquake'? | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
How would the city of Los Angeles stand up to a large quake on the San Andreas fault?
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Supervolcano 'even more colossal'

Supervolcano 'even more colossal' | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
The supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report.
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Volcanic lava that flows for a year

Volcanic lava that flows for a year | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Researchers capture the first footage of the glacial flow of rocky obsidian lava, still flowing months after an eruption.
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Pakistan's new island was created by a 'mud volcano' - io9

Pakistan's new island was created by a 'mud volcano' - io9 | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
As we reported yesterday, a new island measuring 40 feet high and about 200 feet across suddenly appeared off the coast of Pakistan following a devastating 7.7 magnitude quake. Geologists now say that it formed after the ...
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Volcano covers Japanese city in ash

Volcano covers Japanese city in ash | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
A clean-up operation has begun in Japan after an eruption at a volcano covered an entire city with ash.
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Predicting earthquakes using smartphones

Predicting earthquakes using smartphones | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
If you had 15 seconds warning an earthquake was coming - could that save your life? The BBC's Fiona Graham finds out about the app that could warn you the 'big one' was on the way
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GPS 'improves early tsunami alerts'

GPS 'improves early tsunami alerts' | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
GPS data could provide faster and more accurate early warning systems for tsunamis, a German team of scientists suggest.
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Parts of ancient continent found

Parts of ancient continent found | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, a new study suggests.
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Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes - FCW.com

Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes - FCW.com | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes FCW.com USGS can often learn of earthquakes via Twitter before seismograph data can be transmitted – and even before some affected individuals begin to feel tremors.
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Volcanic islands merge in Pacific Ocean

Volcanic islands merge in Pacific Ocean | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.
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Gravity satellite probes deep Earth

Gravity satellite probes deep Earth | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Europe's Goce gravity satellite provides striking new visualisations of the Earth's deep interior.
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Multi-hazard warning system tested

Multi-hazard warning system tested | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.
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Why We Renumber Runways When the Earth's Magnetic Field Shifts

Why We Renumber Runways When the Earth's Magnetic Field Shifts | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
The FAA can make the rules about air travel (god no inflight calls, please), but it's still beholden to the whims of earth's shifting magnetic field. Runways are named after their compass orientations to help pilots navigate.
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Could Los Angeles withstand a 'megaquake'?

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Volcano raises new island near Japan - CBC.ca

Volcano raises new island near Japan - CBC.ca | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
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A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese Coast Guard and earthquake experts said.
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Yellowstone Volcano's Killer Hazard: Earthquakes - Discovery News

Yellowstone Volcano's Killer Hazard: Earthquakes - Discovery News | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Yellowstone Volcano's Killer Hazard: Earthquakes Discovery News A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region's real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported in Denver on...
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Yellowstone National Park's recent earthquake swarm noted by scientists - KXLH Helena News

Yellowstone National Park's recent earthquake swarm noted by scientists - KXLH Helena News | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Yellowstone National Park's recent earthquake swarm noted by scientists
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Mike Stickney, the director of Earthquake Studies at Montana Tech in Butte, said, "Earthquake clusters kind of come in two flavors.
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New idea tackles Earth core puzzle

New idea tackles Earth core puzzle | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Scientists have proposed a radical new model for the make-up of the Earth's core.
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Volcano causes Mexico flight chaos

Volcano causes Mexico flight chaos | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
US airlines cancel flights into and out of Mexico City for a second day over fears that ash from a rumbling volcano could affect their planes.
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US quake linked to oil wastewater

US quake linked to oil wastewater | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
Scientists link drilling-operation wastewater injection to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck the US state of Oklahoma in 2011.
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Solomon Islands earthquake triggers tsunami - The Guardian

Solomon Islands earthquake triggers tsunami - The Guardian | Geog 3: Tectonics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Solomon Islands earthquake triggers tsunami The Guardian A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami up to 1.5 metres (5ft) high that damaged dozens of homes and left several people missing, presumed dead.
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