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2014-03-31 08:23:28

Significant improvement in operational and financial performance JOHANNESBURG, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; NYSE MKT: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces its operating and financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013. This release should be read together with the Company's Financial Statements, Management Discussion & Analysis and its annual information form on Form 20-F currently filed...

Newly exposed fault scarp
2014-03-25 08:07:09

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa. The magma responsible for this volcanism is formed in the upper mantle and ponds at the boundary between crust and mantle. For many years, the question of why volcanoes develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of...

San Francisco's 'Big One' In 1906 Was Third In A Series Of Quakes
2014-02-13 06:31:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to the 1906 quake that devastated San Francisco has been discovered by a research team led by the University of Oregon. The evidence, discovered by doctoral student Ashley R. Streig, places the two earthquakes—in 1838 and 1890—on the San Andreas Fault. Previously, many researchers had theorized this placement based on written accounts...

Subvertical Faults Can Create Electrical Light Shows During Earthquakes
2014-01-03 05:56:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in Seismological Research Letters, reveals that rare earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments. These environments are where subvertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to the surface. Scholars have been intrigued by the luminous phenomena known as earthquake lights (EQL) since the earliest days of seismology. EQL appear before or during earthquakes,...

2013-12-12 08:24:24

HALIFAX, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Brigus Gold Corp. ("Brigus" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: BRD) (TSX: BRD) reports additional drilling results from its ongoing drill program at the Contact Zone on the Grey Fox project along with the discovery of a new hanging wall zone. "This new zone further confirms that the Grey Fox project is open for expansion in all directions," said Howard Bird, Brigus' Senior Vice President of Exploration. "Three drill rigs will systematically test...

2013-12-03 23:33:27

DETECTO’s new USA-made model 7550 wall-mount wheelchair scale features a unique fold-up storage design that saves space when not in use. With its spacious 32.3-in W x 33-in D (82-cm W x 84-cm D) folding platform extended, the 7550 easily accommodates most wheelchairs. Webb City, MO (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 DETECTO’s new USA-made model 7550 wall-mount wheelchair scale features a unique fold-up storage design that saves space when not in use. With its spacious 32.3-in W x 33-in D...

Photographic Evidence, Lidar Helps Scientists More Accurately Locate San Andreas Fault Trace
2013-11-27 19:21:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – your Universe Online At precisely 5:12 am on the morning of April 18, 1906, the northernmost 296 miles of the San Andreas Fault jolted many Californians from their sleep. The initial quake and catastrophic fires that followed are estimated to have sent nearly 3,000 to an early grave. Geologists claim this temblor to have been one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. This claim holds true when one considers that we are still learning from...

2013-06-12 16:22:55

DENVER, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute" or the "Company") (NYSE: REN) announced that it will host an analyst day for equity analysts and institutional investors on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Denver, Colorado. Topics will include an operational and financial overview and a comprehensive review of the Company's portfolio of oil-weighted assets as well as Resolute's drilling plans in the Permian Basin and 2013 capital and operational program...

Slow Earthquakes On San Andreas Fault Explained
2013-06-03 19:31:54

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution New Zealand´s geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, “silent” earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake, New Zealanders can´t feel it because its energy is being released over a long period of time, therefore slow, rather than a few short seconds. These so-called “slow slip events” are common at subduction zone faults...

Earth Is Lazy, Say Geoscientists
2013-04-04 09:22:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientist Michele Cooke and her colleagues have taken an uncommon approach to modeling the development of fault lines in the Earth´s crust, and their so-called "Earth is lazy" approach is providing new insights into how these faults grow. The team studies irregularities along strike-slip faults, which are the active zones where plates slip past each other such as at the San Andreas Fault of...