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2014-05-02 10:24:40

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens of kilometers from the wellbore, which is a greater range than previously thought, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of...

2014-05-01 16:24:10

HOUSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) will host a conference call and web cast to discuss its 2014 first quarter financial and operating results on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. Central Time, 3 p.m. British Summer Time. To participate and ask questions during the conference call, dial the local country telephone number and the confirmation code 5109885. The toll-free numbers are 888-690-2874 in the United States and...

2014-05-01 16:23:05

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd. (RMES:OTCBB) ("Red Metal") is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation that Geoactiva SPA ("Geoactiva") will be continuing its option on the Perth Project. The April 30(th) payment for the Perth project is US$50,000. We have also received results of the trenching, sampling and drilling program completed on the Perth project and expect to analyze the results for release in the next few weeks. To earn...

2014-05-01 12:25:26

NYSE - AGTSX - FR Frankfurt - FMV VANCOUVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that its unaudited 2014 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of...

2014-05-01 12:24:53

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services officially announced the opening of an office in Akron, Ohio. The new office will provide fully integrated technical services in support of the oil and gas industry focused on the Utica Shale play as well as land development projects and corporate real estate portfolios throughout the state. The Utica Shale is a vast oil and natural gas-bearing shale formation underlying parts of Ohio,...

2014-05-01 08:39:49

-- Duluth Metals has 60% ownership interest in Twin Metals Minnesota LLC which is currently close to completing a detailed pre-feasibility study on a very large copper-nickel-PGM project in NE Minnesota -- Duluth Metals is well positioned to benefit from the current recovery in world nickel prices -- Nickel currently contributes 30 percent to the base case NSR valuation of the Maturi Measured +...

2014-05-01 08:26:18

NB-14-384 14 metres @ 6 g/t Gold and 72 g/t Silver NB-14-380 Lower Vein: 13 metres @ 5.6 g/t Gold and 94 g/t Silver & Upper Vein 17 metres @ 1.2 g/t Gold and 38 g/t Silver TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces new results from its ongoing 2014 Phase One drill campaign at the North Bullfrog Project in Nevada. Assay results include the full intercept of the...

Understanding Mudslides And Other Debris Flows Using mathematics
2014-05-01 03:09:36

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning. Recently, we've had dramatic reminders of this, such as the mudslide in Oso, Wash., where 41 people died; an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 experienced Sherpas and another landslide event in Jackson, Wyo. And as much as ancient Pompeii serves as...

Origins On The Behavior Of Hawaiian Volcanoes
2014-05-01 03:05:10

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST Kīlauea volcano, on the Big Island of Hawai'i, typically has effusive eruptions, wherein magma flows to create ropy pāhoehoe lava, for example. However, Kīlauea less frequently erupts more violently, showering scoria and blocks over much of the surface of the island. To explain the variability in Kīlauea's eruption styles, a team including Bruce Houghton, the Gordon Macdonald Professor of Volcanology in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai'i...

2014-04-30 00:20:22

BOURBON confirms its objective of 8-10% growth in revenues for 2014 with a slight increase in the EBITDAR/revenue margin PARIS, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Quarterly revenues rose 7.9% (at constant rates) partly due to a 7.1% increase in the size of the fleet. 1st quarter activities were impacted sequentially by seasonal effects in the North Sea and in South East Asia. - The fleet utilization rate excluding Crewboats was over 90%,...


Latest Geology Reference Libraries

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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