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New Insights Into Great Earthquake In Chile
2014-08-15 03:40:00

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. The earthquake was heralded by a three quarter year long foreshock series of ever increasing magnitudes culminating in a Mw 6.7 event two weeks before the mainshock. The mainshock (magnitude 8.1) finally broke on April 1st a central piece out of the most important seismic gap along the South American subduction...

2014-08-13 20:21:07

(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted) Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX) TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle") released updated mineral reserves and resources for its 50%-owned Canadian Malartic mine. Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold Inc ("Yamana") each acquired a 50% interest in the mine as part of the joint acquisition of Osisko Mining Corporation ("Osisko"), that was completed on June 16,...

paleontological reconstruction of rangeomorph fronds
2014-08-13 04:00:43

University of Cambridge New three-dimensional reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals on Earth developed, and provide some answers as to why they went extinct. A bizarre group of uniquely shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago. A new model devised by researchers at the University of Cambridge has resolved many of the mysteries around the structure,...

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms
2014-08-11 03:08:49

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona Study provides some of the first evidence for the hypothesis of co-divergence between parasites and hosts acting as a major driver of biodiversity Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner. Given that about half of all known species are parasites, biologists have long hypothesized that the strategy of leeching off other organisms is a major driver of biodiversity. Studying populations...

antarctic icequakes
2014-08-11 07:26:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica, a team of researchers report in a new Nature Geoscience study. The Chilean earthquake, which killed over 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages, is believed to be the cause of small tremors detected by sensors in West...

2014-08-07 23:01:06

TGS, a global multi-client geoscience data provider, has given a gift of digital seismic and well log data from the Gulf of Mexico to the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Students preparing to enter the petroleum industry will begin analyzing the information from over 3,000 square miles in the Gulf this fall. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Department of Geology & Geological...

isotope anomalies in atmospheric sulfates
2014-08-06 02:00:54

Susan Brown, UC San Diego Anomalous isotopes trace Earth’s ancient atmosphere, past El Niño events and future climate Sulfur signals in the Antarctic snow have revealed the importance of overlooked atmospheric chemistry for understanding climate, past and future. Eruptions of huge volcanoes, the disruptive weather pattern known as El Niño, and a fire season from hell each left distinctive chemical marks in layers of snow excavated near the South Pole, researchers from the...

2014-08-06 08:35:11

LAKE KIOWA, Texas, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE), announces that they have signed a Letter of Intent with Ciggies Electronic Cigarettes, Inc. to purchase an equity interest in the Company along with a loan to help facilitate their business growth objectives. Headquartered in Lantana, Palm Beach County, FL, Ciggies is a wholesale distributor of various electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, and E-Liquids along with other related Electronic...

2014-08-06 08:25:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC ("Sabine" or the "Company") today announced that Shane M. Bayless, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Bayless will step down effective with the closing of the previously announced merger with Forest Oil Corporation. Bayless has served as Sabine's CFO since its inception in 2007. His departure is in no way related to any issues...

2014-08-05 20:21:29

SECOND STAGE OF DRILLING TO COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY TSXV: GGI OTC: GGIFF Frankfurt: RQM VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Further to its news releases of May 14, 2014, and June 19, 2014, Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX.V: GGI) (the "Company" or "Garibaldi") is pleased to report that several additional diamond drill holes have confirmed the discovery of a shallow, high-grade mineralized system with apparent open-pit potential at the Company's Silver Eagle target (Rodadero North Project) in...


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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...

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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