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Slip, sliding along

The Town That Creep Built
In Hollister, Calif., fault creep shows that no matter what we create the earth will keep on doing what it wants. If we're lucky, our concrete will serve to mark the changes we cannot stop.
posted by dame on Apr 19, 2015 - 31 comments

Mount Rainier Magma Mapping

A team of geologists and geophysicists have imaged the path of a Pacific Northwest volcano's molten rock, from the subducting slab to the upper crust. [more inside]
posted by Secretariat on Jul 20, 2014 - 18 comments

"the center of the Earth is off by about two meters"

What Happens To Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 11, 2013 - 19 comments

Seismic Waves

Movie showing ground motion of four earthquakes propagating across a high density seismic array in Long Beach, California.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 comments

Earthquake followup

Seismic waves propagating across the US --- "Phil Plait showed the spectacular animation of seismic waves propagating across the US from the 5.8 Virginia earthquake last week, but left out part of the story. A commenter, davenquinn, picked up some details." [more inside]
posted by hank on Aug 30, 2011 - 20 comments

Man-made earthquakes

There are worries that a new geothermal project in California may cause earthquakes (nice animation from NYT and here's the full article). These worries are not just theoretical, its happened before... [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Jun 27, 2009 - 33 comments

Oil Exploration - It's listing 20-30 degrees with the topsides almost in the water.

Oil Exploration For over 75 years the oil industry has been searching... from the icepack of fitzwilliam strait to the Tarmin Basin in China, fighting storms in the North Sea, ice, mud & forest. Using powerful computers to find new reserves ready for that billion dollar oil rig to start drilling and pumping.
posted by Lanark on Jul 14, 2005 - 9 comments

Battle of The Bulges

The Three Sisters have developed a bulge in recent years. Earthquake activity has increased significantly in recent days. The level of activity doesn't approach that of Mount St. Helens. Yet.
posted by quonsar on Mar 25, 2004 - 20 comments

Map of world wide seismic activity. [via. The pocket belonging to rebecca. BIG image]

You can also check out Near-real-time Seismic images.

Rethinking that move to Portland . .
posted by alan on Mar 4, 2001 - 6 comments

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