Most Popular Items for November|
December 2, 2013 | Geology.com
The World’s Largest Emerald Mine
What is Iris Agate?
New Volcanic Island Southeast of Japan
The Enormous Volcanic Eruption that Historians Never Recorded
A Super River from the Southwestern United States to the Labrador Sea?
Typhoon Haiyan Images
Comet Ison is Visible to the Naked Eye
New Super Predator Dinosaur
Typhoon Haiyan Before and After Satellite Images|
November 18, 2013 | The Telegraph
The Telegraph has a collection of before and after slider images of sites in the Philippines that show damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Haiyan Windspeed Map|
November 12, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA’s Earth Observatory has a map showing a snapshot of wind direction and speed as Typhoon Haiyan approached the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan Images|
November 10, 2013 | CNN
CNN has another gallery of images that show damage from Typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan Kills at Least 10000|
November 9, 2013 | Reuters
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines as a Category 5 typhoon, with winds gusting up to 170 miles per hour, swamping coastal areas in storm surge and destroying thousands of buildings that were in its path.
Over 1000 Deaths Expected from Super Typhoon Haiyan|
November 9, 2013 | CNN
The Philippine Red Cross reports that the death toll from Super Typhoon Haiyan could exceed 1200. CNN has photos of the storm’s impact.
M7.1 Earthquake in the Philippines|
October 15, 2013 | CNN
On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the Philippines, killing dozens of people and destroying many buildings.
La Pintada Landslide in Mexico|
September 26, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley, author of The Landslide Blog, has a collection of images and commentary on the La Pintada Landslide in Mexico.
Super Typhoon Usagi|
September 23, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
“This weekend, the most powerful tropical cyclone of 2013 passed between Taiwan and the Philippines, then slammed into the southeastern coast of China on September 22. Dozens of people died in China and the Philippines due to flooding, airborne debris, and collapsed buildings.” Quoted from the NASA Earth Observatory image release.
Measuring the Size of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions|
April 17, 2013 | Geology.com
You have probably heard of the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes, the Saffir-Simpson Scale for hurricanes and the Fujita Scale for tornadoes. The Volcanic Explosivity Index is used to compare the size of explosive volcanic eruptions.
Spectacular Eruption Photos|
March 20, 2013 | geology.com
A collection of some of the most interesting photos of volcanic eruptions that we have seen from USGS, NASA and NOAA.
South China Sea Oil and Gas Report|
February 11, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
Many of the world’s most important energy trade routes pass through the South China Sea. The sea is underlain by significant oil and natural gas deposits, some of which are undeveloped.
Many of the islands in the South China Sea have competing claims of ownership, primarily because ownership of the island brings with it a claim to resources beneath the surrounding seafloor.