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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

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...

March 13, 2011

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Lost city of Atlantis found in Spain?

Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, experts are now surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city. If the team can match geological formations

March 13, 2011

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 to approach Earth on November 8, 2011

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations

March 13, 2011

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Brown dwarfs discovered?

Kevin Luhman of Pennsylvania State University in University Park and colleagues have used NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope to detect the glow of what appears to be a brown dwarf at just 30 °C (Astrophysical Journal Letters, DOI:

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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Radioactive leak after nuclear power plant explosion in Japan

The Japanese government said radiation emanating from the plant appeared to have decreased after Saturday's blast, which produced a cloud of white smoke that obscured the complex. But the danger was grave enough that officials pumped seawater into the reactor to...

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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Comet Elenin update

There was new update about comet Elenin posted today on Laura Knight-Jadczyk blog, reported on SoTT. There is NOT going to be a pole shift in the next week or so as certain raving nutzoids have been spamming all over the net. Also, Comet Elenin is NOT going

March 12, 2011

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M-class solar flare eruption

While we are still on impact of CME from X-flare events from March 9th, the sun got new M-class flare eruption.Effects from the 07 March CME was slowly subsiding during day one (11 March), but the arrival of a coronal hole high speed stream is expected to become

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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Astronomers find giant, previously unseen structure in our galaxy

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way - a finding likened in terms of scale to the discovery of a new continent on Earth. The feature, which spans 50,000 light-years, may be the remnant of an

March 12, 2011

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Geomagnetic storm (Kp=6) in progress

During the past 24 hours, aurora displays have descended as far south as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan in the United States. Earth's magnetic field is still reverberating from a CME strike on March 10th.Solar wind conditions favor more geomagnetic storming in

March 12, 2011