5000 Cave Paintings Discovered in Mexico|
June 13, 2013 | CavingNews.com
Archaeologists have discovered nearly 5,000 paintings in a small group of caves in northeastern Mexico. The paintings are pre-Hispanic, more accurate dates are being determined.
Most Popular May 16 to May 31|
June 4, 2013 | Geology.com
When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?
Large Impact on the Moon
Mount St. Helens – 33 Years
Fee Mining Sites
History of the Prime Meridian
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700
Record Mexican Natural Gas Imports|
May 31, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“Mexico imported a record volume of natural gas in 2012, about 2.1 billion cubic feet per day, which was up 21% from 2011. Natural gas flows from U.S. pipelines accounted for about 80% of Mexico’s overall natural gas imports in 2012.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration press release.
May 26, 2013 | Discovery News
Discovery News has a gallery of photos from the Popocatepetl eruption.
Exports of Natural Gas to Mexico|
March 21, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico grew by 24% to 1.69 billion cubic feet per day in 2012 the highest level since the data collection began in 1973.
With imports now accounting for over 30% of its total supply, Mexico’s natural gas use is also at its highest level ever.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.
Activity at Popocatepetl Volcano|
March 12, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
“Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano released a plume in early March 2013. On March 8, Volcano Discovery reported an ash plume reaching roughly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above the volcano crater, or about 7 kilometers (4 miles) above sea level.” Quoted from the NASA image release.
Attracting Major Oil Investments to Mexico|
March 1, 2013 | Business Week
Oil production in Mexico has been declining. Now the government there has a renewed effort to attract outside investments from major oil companies.
Mexico Oil and Gas Report|
October 19, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
“Mexico is a major non-OPEC oil producer and among the largest sources of U.S. crude oil imports. However, Mexico is a net importer of refined petroleum products and natural gas from the United States, and Mexico’s position as a net oil exporter has declined in recent years along with its oil production levels.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.
Numerous M4 to M5.4 Earthquakes Near El Centro, CA|
August 26, 2012 | USGS
USGS has reported several earthquakes between M4.0 and M5.4 south of Salton Sea near El Centro, California.
For a list of these events click here.
Ernesto Hits Yucatan|
August 8, 2012 | NOAA
Tropical storm Ernesto has passed across Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. It is expected to pass over the extreme southern portion of the Bay of Campeche producing heavy rains and tropical storm winds.
Tropical Storm Ernesto|
August 5, 2012 | NOAA
Tropical Storm Ernesto is slowly moving northwestward towards the Yucatan Peninsula. It is expected to strengthen and reach hurricane force on Tuesday.
July 16, 2012 | NOAA
“Fabio formed as a tropical depression over the eastern Pacific Ocean on July 12, 2012, and strengthened into a tropical storm within hours. On July 13, Fabio became the eastern Pacific’s fifth hurricane of the 2012 season.” Today, Fabio is a category one hurricane moving slowly towards the Baja peninsula. Quote from NASA.
Natural Gas Exports are Rising|
July 4, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
Exports of natural gas from the United States have been rising rapidly. Most of these exports are leaving the country by pipeline into Canada and Mexico.
North American Carbon Storage Atlas|
May 16, 2012 | North American Carbon Storage Atlas
“The CO2 geological storage information in this Atlas was developed to provide a high-level overview of CO2 geological storage potential across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The location and areal extent of promising geological storage formations and the CO2 resource estimates presented in this Atlas are intended to be used as an initial assessment of potential geological storage opportunities.” Quote from the Atlas introduction.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano|
May 4, 2012 | MSNBC.com
An article on the MSNBC website explores the possible threats presented by activity at Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano. At the top of the list are lahars, speedy flows of water, mud, ash, rocks, plants and other debris that flow down the flanks of the volcano.
Activity at Mexico’s Popocatépetl|
April 18, 2012 | Eruptions Blog
Erik Klemetti is following the current activity at Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano. It is producing explosions, numerous steam / ash plumes and presents significant hazards in a major eruption.
US Crude Oil Imports|
March 30, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
The United States imports approximately 69% of its crude oil from five countries: Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria.
What’s Next at El Chichon?|
March 29, 2012 | Eruptions Blog
Following his look back at the 1982 eruption at El Chichón volcano in Mexico, Erik Klemetti has a new blog post titled: “What the Future May Hold for El Chichón”.
1982 Eruption of El Chichon|
March 28, 2012 | Eruptions Blog
Erik Klemetti has posted a detailed blog post about the March-April, 1983 VEI 5 eruption of El Chichón volcano in Mexico.
Did the Oaxaca Earthquake Trigger a Volcano?|
March 26, 2012 | Eruptions Blog
Erik Klemetti comments on a small volcanic eruption in Mexico that occurred at about the same time as the Oaxaca Earthquake. Many people speculate that the two events are related.
Mexico: Earthquake Damage|
March 20, 2012 | CNN
CNN has an early report on the damage done by the magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck near Acapulco, Mexico shortly after noon today local time. Hundreds of houses have collapsed.
M7.4 Earthquake: Oaxaca Region, Mexico
March 20, 2012 | USGS
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred in the Oaxaca Region of Mexico at about 12:03 PM local time.