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Rifting earth of Ethiopia reveals clues of continets breaking

Seismic activity is tearing Africa apart. The African and Arabian plates meet in the remote Afar desert of Northern Ethiopia and have been going through a rifting process—at a speed of less than 1 inch per year—for the past 30 million years. This rifting formed the

March 16, 2011

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Japan earthquake sped up Antarctica ice stream

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday (March 11) and sent a tsunami travelling across the Pacific Ocean had another long-range effect: It momentarily caused a glacier in Antarctica to speed its flow, researchers have said.The Whillans glacier,

March 15, 2011

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Japan’s earthquake shifted balance of the planet

Last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has actually moved the island (for 2,4meters) closer to the United States and shifted the planet's axis. The quake caused a rift 15 miles below the sea floor that stretched 186 miles long and 93 miles wide.

March 15, 2011

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About geomagnetic reversal and poleshift

A growing number of scientists are starting to worry the magnetic pole shift, that seems to be underway, is the real culprit behind climate change. Not man made air pollution, not the Sun, not the underground volcanic activity heating up the oceans, but the slow beginni

March 15, 2011

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Are volcanoes and earthquakes related?

Before Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew its top in April, spewing thick clouds of ash, the earth around it had already started rumbling, and geologists began warning about an impending eruption. The close geological connection is rooted in the

March 14, 2011

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Japan quake fault may have moved 40 metres

The latest figures on the earthquake that struck Japan on Friday suggest that, despite all the headlines, it was actually surprisingly small.That is, the area of fault that ruptured was small - somewhere between 300 and 400 kilometres long. By comparison, the

March 14, 2011

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Japanese tsunami and Pacific ocean floor

As tsunami waves travel across ocean basins they are only inches high, but extend down to the ocean floor (unlike traditional waves which are only surface features). As the tsunami waves approaches the coast, the shallowing ocean floor pushes the water mass upwards.

March 14, 2011

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Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

A mud volcano erupted in Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13. Witnesses heard explosion before the eruption, mud breccia erupted and then fire blazed up in the territory of Shikhzayirli mud volcano, APA reports quoting the website of the Ministry of Emergency

March 13, 2011

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Japanese Shinmoedake volcano erupts

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air.  It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude

March 13, 2011

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More earthcracks in Indonesia

The earthcrack in Sidorejo village is 400m long and it now possesed the threat to 67 houses along crack. The residents are also afraid of possible landslide from hills above. One of the most striking building is the mosque of Al Muttaqin just above the ground

March 13, 2011

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Unusual swarms of fish form off coast of Acapulco

The shores of Acapulco's beaches were this weekend teeming with masses of fish packed so tightly they looked like an oil slick from above. Thousands of sardines, anchovies, stripped bass and mackerel surged along the coast of the Mexican resort in an event believed to

March 13, 2011

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About Plate Tectonics

A new geology theory featuring impact-powered rapid continental drift as an alternative to plate tectonics. The key to creation geology.In "Beyond Plate Tectonics: 'Plate Dynamics'" author Richard Moody, Jr. tweaks the systematics of orthodox plate tectonics while

March 13, 2011

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Quake moved Japan coast for 2,4 metres?

The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis."At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI

March 12, 2011

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Land cracks, whirlpools and liquifaction in Japan after the big earthquake.

CNN iReporter Brent Kooi catches the earth moving and cracking beneath his feet as the quake strikes Japan. Ground shift, water seeps from the cracks, liquifaction. This we see here is land breaking up into segments. This land is supported by water it seems.

March 12, 2011

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The Earth's axis has shifted 10 cm and the days become shorter

The impact of the earthquake that hit Japan this morning shifted the earth's rotation axis is nearly 10 cm. It's the preliminary result of studies carried out by INGV, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. According to Richard Gross, a geophysicist at

March 12, 2011

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Worldwide volcano eruptions after monster Japan quake

Almost simultaneously with the strong shock that hit Japan and triggered a giant tsunami in the Pacific, two russian Kamchatka volcanoes erupted. Kizimen and Sheveluch eruptions were accompanied by earthquakes. Ash plume rise 7km above crater. According to Russian

March 11, 2011

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Japan's quake updated to magnitude 9.0, EQ ripped 150 mile x 50 mile hole in earths crust

Japan's quake updated to magnitude 9.0Seismologists at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, have just revised their calculations regarding the magnitude of today's quake. They now say it was magnitude 9.0. Already one of the top 10 recorded earthquakes

March 11, 2011