What’s up? The Friday links (50)

It’s Friday, friends, the weekend is near and here’s the Friday links. Today I collected some news on earthquakes, landslides and geoscience jobs. Have fun!

 

Do California’s fault move synchronized?

GeoSpace, one of the official AGU blogs and always worth a read, covers a story on synchronized movement along one of California’s major faults, the San Andreas Fault.

 

Bad news about tsunamis – an underestimated hazard?

Two stories about underestimating tsunami hazard within one week! There must have been a huge congress or something like this…

The first one is about the Caribbean and the overlooked tsunami risk, the second one is about the South Pacific and an overlooked tsunami risk caused by atoll landslides. Even if the Maya were wrong (or our interpretation of what we think is their calendar) – we all gonna die. None of us will see the year 2130. Everyone single one of us will be dead then. Sigh.

 

Landslide analogue experiment

Dave mentioned the following video on his landslide blog. It shows one of the most spectacular analogue experiments I’ve ever seen in geoscience – South Korean scientists created an artificial debris flow with 600 m³ of water! Incredible. Amazing images:

Is Twitter useful for geoscientists? Yes.

Liz from Compassblogs went to the AGU and found that Twitter really helped her enjoying the conference. Twitter, you say? Isn’t that just posting images from your cat and really funny pics showing yourself from the upper left while partying hard (or what you think partying hard would be)? Isn’t Twitter for telling everyone you’re out for shopping and Hey guys came back from shopping – milk was sold out #sooooosad #milk ?

Nope.

Twitter can really be useful. And so can be Facebook. But that’s something I’m gonna blog about later. Now read what Liz has to say here.

AW #53: “It’s the End of the World As We (Don’t) Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

Maybe you’ve heard about the concept of Accretionary Wedge, the Geoscience Blog Carnival? No? Okay, please google that. Then, consider taking part in this one: AW #53: “It’s the End of the World As We (Don’t) Know It (And I Feel Fine)”, hosted by Lockwood DeWitt. Sounds like it’ll be fun.

See earthquake waves pass California

Daniel Garcia-Castellanos (@danigeos) brought my attention to this video (originally posted via Twitter from @JDIazCusi) on seismic waves registered by a very dense seismometer network in California, the Long Beach 3D seismic array:

Recent job offers

In case you are looking for a job, these offers might interest you:

Where on GoogleEarth?

My WoGE #365 remains unsolved. This is kind of surprising, I thought with the latest hint it would be relatively easy. Is it the Christmas shopping that consumes all your time? Here is another hint: The closest capital is less than 50 km away…

Where in Earth? WiE #1?

So maybe we should take out quiz to the next level. Here’s some geoelectrics data from a fault in Germany. If you find out the start and end coordinates of the profile and post them in the comments together with the date and the magnitude of the last earthquake on the fault, I’ll write the paper for you.

Just some geoelectrics data that I gathered yesterday. I thought the post would need more colorful images.

Have a nice weekend!

Who was it?

Christoph Grützner
works at the Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He likes the Mediterranean and uses geophysics to search for ancient earthquakes.