Now this is a web-based app I could spend hours exploring: IRIS 3D Earthquake viewer I can’t wait to introduce it to my classes. What a great way to help students visualize subduction, amongst other things. You really must take
Over the past 12 years, our school – St. John’s-Kilmarnock School – has developed a very close relationship with two villages in the Himalayan foothills northeast of Kathmandu: Sermathang and Thakani. Every two years a team of teachers and senior
An excellent article on fracking, providing clarity of an issue mired in politics, innuendo and misinformation.
It’s only been recently that the concept of “megathrust earthquake” has developed – and now we find they are “in our backyard” so to speak. I think the term “megathrust” speaks for itself, rather like “supervolcano”. In this age of superlative-overuse,
One day, it will happen – when, is anyone’s guess… At some point, perhaps in the next 700 years or perhaps tomorrow, British Columbia will experience a mega-earthquake along the Pacific coast. More info may be found at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/06/13/bc-earthquake-study.html and on
The USGS has been re-vamping their website lately, so just in case you’ve “lost” it – here is the link for World Seismicity Maps page with maps of the world and various regions. Source: Seismicity of the Earth 1900-2010: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/seismicity_maps/