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Rutgers Geology Museum Hosts Open House

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Presentations on natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and their impacts will be held in Scott Hall and are open to the public at the Rutgers Geology Museum’s 52nd Annual Open House. There will also be hands-on activity sessions for kids, a mineral sale and rock and mineral identification in Scott Hall, and make-and-take stations in the Rutgers Geology Museum. Field Station Dinosaurs will bring its baby Hadrosaurus puppet and will also offer hands-on activities for visitors. All events are free and no preregistration is required.

Channels: Dinosaurs, Education, Family and Parenting, Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Volcanoes, Geology,

21-Jan-2020 10:00 AM EST


Newswise: Spock versus the volcano

Spock versus the volcano

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Kolumbo volcano—which sits 500 meters below the surface within the fault-heavy Hellenic Volcanic Arc just off Santorini—is the Aegean Sea’s most active and potentially dangerous volcano.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Science, Geology, Technology, Earthquakes, Volcanoes,

20-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Higher Education Event
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Volunteer Tourism Can Aid Disaster Recovery

University of Technology, Sydney

Holidaying in a disaster zone might seem crazy, but "volunteer tourism" can actually help communities recover from natural disasters, a new study finds. And it can offer a unique and rewarding experience for volunteers, if done carefully.

Channels: All Journal News, Earthquakes, Natural Disasters, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Travel and Transportation, Staff Picks,

6-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Expert Pitch
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Submarine cables to offshore wind farms transformed into a seismic network

California Institute of Technology

An international team of geoscientists led by Caltech has used fiber optic communications cables stationed at the bottom of the North Sea as a giant seismic network, tracking both earthquakes and ocean waves.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Marine Science, Earthquakes, National Infrastructure, Staff Picks,

19-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
Research Results
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    6-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST

Move Over Jules Verne -- Scientists Deploy Ocean Floats to Peer into Earth’s Interior

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the number of seismic stations around the planet. Scientists will use them to clarify the picture of the massive mantel plume in the lower mantel lying below the South Pacific Ocean. This effort will also establish one of the most comprehensive overviews of seismic activity across the globe. Frederik Simons will discuss this international effort during the marine seismoacoustics session of the 178th ASA Meeting.

Channels: All Journal News, Geology, Earthquakes,

2-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
Research Results
Newswise: Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors
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    6-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST

Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Stormquakes are a recently discovered phenomenon characterized by seismic activity originating at the ocean floor due to powerful storms. Heavy storms, like hurricanes or nor'easters, can create seismic waves as large as magnitude 3.5 quakes. These tremors caused by the effects of storms on the seafloor are what researchers call stormquakes. Catherine de Groot-Hedlin, who was part of the group that first observed stormquakes, will discuss their properties and meteorological significance at the 178th ASA Meeting.

Channels: All Journal News, Marine Science, Physics, Earthquakes,

2-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
Research Results