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Major shaking on the horizon

I once experienced a small earthquake when I was visiting the Sam Francisco Bay Area in California. The natives thought little of the temblor but…

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters “It’s 8:16 on a chilly, wet morning…You’ve just arrived at work and are pouring a cup…

When the Earth Moves Under Our Feet

One of the most breath-taking geologic events is a major earthquake. In just a few moments, shaking of the Earth can result in billions of…

Earth’s Fragile Surface

My friend Sharon Rogers lives in suburban Virginia. On Tuesday she and her husband were leaving their house to go to a late lunch when…

Ready or Not

As events in Japan this past March showed us, Big Ones really do happen. Richter 9 is about as large as they come, an event…

How Fragile is the Solid Earth Beneath our Feet

Geology has surely been in the news lately, with the price of petroleum moving relentlessly upward, a threat to global economic recovery because oil is…