This Week's Topic:

The Science Of Earthquakes

Given the recent events in Japan, earthquakes - their prediction and causes - are a key concern, along with related issues such as tsunamis and disaster planning.   Here we compile key pieces on earthquakes and tsunamis for the readership.
Extreme Geohazards - What Are They?

Extreme Geohazards – what are they?In December 2004, we all learned one Japanese word; tsunami ...

Planet Earth: Extreme Beauty – Extreme Danger

Planet Earth: Extreme Beauty – Extreme Danger ...

Reading The Cryosphere

Reading The CryosphereA picture is worth a thousand words - but only if you can speak the language...

Japan Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami Warnings – Reading The Signals I

At the Top of the World.The massive 9.0 M earthquake at Tohoku, Japan, 11. March 2011 literally...

How The Media Hurt The Japanese People

How The Media Has Hurt The Japanese PeopleFirst and foremost I have a personal message for the...

Get Potassium Iodide Or How Respond To The Present Irrationality?

In Nanjing, that is close to Shanghai, and I suppose also in other places around here*, you cannot...

Japan Earthquake Increases Flood Risk In Fukushima

Japan Earthquake Increases Flood Risk In FukushimaDuring the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan, the...

Why You Should Be Worried About Japan’s Nuclear Reactors

For days now, scientists and science blogs tell us not to worry about Japan’s nuclear reactors...

Tokyo Still At Risk From Earthquake Aftershock

What do the Ansei-Nankai and Ansei-Tokai earthquakes of 1854 have in common with the 1944-1946...

Ancient Earthquakes - Researchers Devise Fossil Seismographs

Earthquakes are big news due to the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday...

The Upside To An 8.9 Earthquake: It Happened In Japan

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan was a devastating event and did unknown amounts...

Japan's Nuclear Emergency - The Straight Goods

Update: For the latest bulletins, please see my new article:Japan's Nuclear Emergency - The Straight...

Japan Quake - Media Up To Mischief

Japan Quake - Media Up To MischiefEdit - this blog entry is now out of date.  The complaint...

Japanese Earthquake Causes 'Supermoon' Concern

Astrologers are feeling pretty good today.   Because it's made up and not science, anything...

Christchurch Vs L'Aquila Earthquake Revisited

UPDATE: This was written before the 22 February earthquake, and I realise that recent events show...

Christchurch Earthquake Vs L'Aquila Earthquake

With all the fuss surrounding whether the l'Aquila earthquake should have been predicted, the point...

Predict Earthquakes, Or Go To Jail

Several Italian scientists may be charged later this year with manslaughter over the deaths of...

Mega-Earthquake Likely To Hit Northwest US In Next 50 Years

A major earthquake, comparable to the one that hit Chile earlier this year, could strike the Pacific...

Why So Many Earthquakes? Maybe The Norse End Of The World Will Beat The Mayans

The End of the World seems to roll around every decade or so.   The last time it got a lot...

Distant Earthquakes Offer New Look At Earth's Core

By observing distant earthquakes, researchers at the University of Calgary have revealed new clues...

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