Tag Archives: United States Geological Survey

M8.9 Banda Aceh

UPDATE: USGS appear to be revising the initial magnitude estimate downwards.  Currently bouncing between 8.6 and 8.7.  Definitely big though, as we saw a huge signal on our own seismometer here near London (see below). UPDATE 2: After a series … Continue reading

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The case of the crazy conspiracist

I was browsing over the USGS site this morning looking for some stuff and came across this. It’s basically a statement put out by the USGS stating that the Lavic Lake Volcanic Field (LLVF) in California is not erupting, contrary … Continue reading

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How rare is rare?

For some time now the increasing use of what are known as the rare earth elements (REEs) – particularly in electronics components – has lead to growing worries about their supply. Depsite their name, many REEs are actually pretty common … Continue reading

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