Earthquake

The pros and cons of fracking

March 3, 2017 0 Comments
The pros and cons of fracking

I just wanted to update a blog entry from last year “The United States of Clean Energy” Because of the proposed solutions to combat anthropogenic global warming (AGW, or “climate change”), it is a very political subject, and difficult to discuss pragmatically. One very positive story I have been mentioning for a few years now […]

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Italian Seismologist Update

June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Italian Seismologist Update

In “Bad For Science“, I mentioned a couple recent events that were bad for the advancement of science in general. One of those events was the conviction (for manslaughter) of seismologists in Italy for failing to properly predict the severity of an earthquake. Predictions about the earth, whether the weather in the air or movements of the […]

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Strong Alaskan Earthquake Saturday

January 5, 2013 0 Comments
Strong Alaskan Earthquake Saturday

        A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit off the west coast of southeastern Alaska just before 3 a.m. CST Saturday.  The following information is taken from the USGS website.  There was a tsunami warning in effect Saturday for portions of the Pacific Basin, but it has since been cancelled. Tectonic Summary The January […]

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National Mall In D.C. On Sturdy Ground

September 5, 2012 0 Comments
National Mall In D.C. On Sturdy Ground

    In case you are wondering, the Washington Monument and other important historical sites on the National Mall in Washington D.C. are not sinking out of site.   NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey completed in depth height measurements in the spring of 2012.  They wanted to find out if the earthquake that hit that area in […]

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Temperature Variability and Chronic Disease

April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Temperature Variability and Chronic Disease

Here is a story that would have upped the total on the Big List of bad things that are predicted to happen because of anthropogenic global warming (AGW): More variability in Summer-time temperatures is linked with a small increase in mortality risk among older people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung problems, etc… […]

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Debris from Japan quake found off Canada

March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Debris from Japan quake found off Canada

A boat that was part of the five million tons of “stuff” thrown into the Pacific Ocean during the massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami has been spotted off the Canadian Coast.  The Associated Press is reporting that the 65-meter long boat is moving toward land, 160 miles off the coastline of British Columbia.  To put […]

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Where to find earthquake data

March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Where to find earthquake data

With the source of the mysterious booming sounds and shakes from Clintonville being cited as a series of mini-quakes taking place you might be thinking about where you can learn more about earthquakes from a reliable source.  The United States Geological Survey is the premiere organization for you to turn toward for information.  This web […]

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Disaster Tips, Plus La Nina Didn’t Matter (Yet)

February 10, 2012 0 Comments
Disaster Tips, Plus La Nina Didn’t Matter (Yet)

Every year we provide tips for surviving severe weather events here in Wisconsin. There is a Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Awareness Week, A Flood Safety Week, Lightning Safety, Safe Boating Week, and Winter Weather Awareness Week, just to name a few. While researching safety tips for an upcoming presentation, I thought I would look at some […]

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Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

July 13, 2011 0 Comments
Can the weather help predict earthquakes?

Due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, devastating tornadoes in the U.S. and various other disasters, 2011 is already the costliest year for weather disasters in recorded history. Through the first 6 months of 2011 natural disasters have resulted in $265 billion in losses. The second place year was 2005 when losses were about […]

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A Volcano in Wisconsin?

July 8, 2011 8 Comments
A Volcano in Wisconsin?

WATCH THE VIDEO: Wandering Wisconsin: Dells of the Eau Claire Our state has a very interesting geologic history.  Though you wouldn’t know it when driving through the rolling Wisconsin hills dotted with dairy farms, at one point a long time ago things looked a little different.  Geologists believe that about two billion years ago massive […]

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