EU Commissioner for Energy: Japan nuclear disaster is ‘apocalypse’

EU Commissioner for Energy: Japan nuclear disaster is ‘apocalypse’

European Commissioner for Energy, Gunther Oettinger qualified on Tuesday, march 15th, the nuclear accident in Japan as an apocalypse, saying that local authorities practically lost control of the situation at the Fukushima plant, AFP informs. We are talking about the

Rifting earth of Ethiopia reveals clues of continets breaking

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

Japan earthquake sped up Antarctica ice stream

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,

Japan’s earthquake shifted balance of the planet

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.

About geomagnetic reversal and poleshift

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

Are volcanoes and earthquakes related?

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

Japan quake fault may have moved 40 metres

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

Japanese tsunami and Pacific ocean floor

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.

Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

The Shikhzayirli mud volcano erupted in the Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13, 2011. Witnesses heard an explosion before the eruption, followed by a 50 m high fire. Experts and rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations immediately arrived at the site…

Japanese Shinmoedake volcano erupts

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