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High Sierra Geology: The Genesis of Lake Tahoe: Ancient Lava Dams

 

High Sierra Geological History
Geological History of Lake Tahoe

The Genesis of Lake Tahoe

Ancient Lava Dams

Shifting Shorelines At Lake Tahoe Caused By Ancient Lava Dams,
The Geology Society of America, February 13, 2018.

Lake Tahoe occasionally fills way up, to six hundred feet above its present Level:

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Geo Tour: Moon, Sierra, and the Alabama Hills

 

Geology News
Geo Tour Extrodaire

Moon, Sierra, and the Alabama Hills

A spectacular display of Earth science in the Alabama Hills,
AGU Blogosphere, February 8, 2018.

A Tour of the Geological Worlds revealed in a Glance.

 

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Geology News 2017: YEAR IN YOSEMITE ROCKFALLS

 

 

Geology News
2017: YEAR IN YOSEMITE ROCKFALLS

Yosemite Records 85 Rockfalls

Yosemite records 85 rockfalls during 2017,
Sierra Sun, February 5, 2018.

 

 

2017 Yosemite El Capitan Rockfalls

 

 

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Geo News: Last Ice Age Ended, & Extended, with a Bang, Younger Dryas Cosmic Impacts

 

GEOLOGICAL HISTORY
Last Ice Age Ended, & Extended, with a Bang

Younger Dryas Cosmic Comet Impact ~12,800 Years Ago

New research suggests toward end of Ice Age, human beings witnessed fires larger than dinosaur killers,
University of Kansas, February 1, 2018.

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Geology News, Crapquakes: Toxic Injection Quakes

 

GEOLOGY NEWS
OMG!
Stop Pumping Poisons into the Earth!

Stopping Stupid Behavior Stops Consequences! Amazing!

Further reducing injections of oilfield wastewater can prevent larger earthquakes,
Virginia Tech, January 10, 2018.

Brilliant! Stopping the activity stops the consequences!

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Geo History: Yellowstone Supervolcano, To Plume or not to Plume?

 

 

Geo History

Yellowstone Supervolcano

To Plume or not to Plume?

Heat from below Pacific Ocean fuels Yellowstone, study finds,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 18, 2017.

" a revised tectonic scenario," emerges.

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Geology News: Geo Electro-Magnitism: 3D mapping of the Crust and Mantle

 

 

GEOLOGY NEWS

Geo Electro-Magnitism

3D mapping of the Crust and Mantle

Space weather, EarthScope, and protecting the national electrical grid,
EarthScope National Office, December 12, 2017.


Studying the effects of the, “...electromagnetic characteristics of the ground surrounding power lines when assessing risk to the power grid from space weather events."

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Geo News: Ring of Fire, High Sierra Style, 4.1 earthquake strikes Mammoth area

 

 

 

Geo News

Ring of Fire

4.1 earthquake strikes Mammoth area,
Lake Tahoe News, December 8, 2017.



California as Ring of Fire

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Geology News: Our Evil Shakes the Earth as it Warms the Skies

 

 

GEOLOGY NEWS
Human Activity as Good for the Earth as it is for the Skies

Our Evil Shakes the Earth as it Warms the Skies

SMU seismology research shows North Texas earthquakes occurring on 'dead' faults,
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, November 29, 2017.

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Space Geology: Runoff Gullies Mystery of Mars Solved

 

 

Space Geology

Runoff Gullies Mystery of Mars Solved

Cut by Sandflows

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows,
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, November 20, 2017.

 

Last Space Geology News

Big Rock from Space

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Geology News: Cascadia Subduction Zone Ready to Let Go

 

 

Terrestial Geology

Cascadia Subduction Zone Ready to Let Go

Research Locates Its Most Powerfull Potential

Seafloor sediments appear to enhance Earthquake and Tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest,
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, November 20, 2017.

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Geo News: Under the Subduction Zone; The Great Engine of Earthquakes and Volcanos

 

 

GEOLOGY NEWS

Under the Subduction Zone

The Great Engine of Earthquakes and Volcanos

Subduction Mechanics Explored

Clay mineral waters Earth's mantle from the inside,
DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY, November 20, 2017.

The mechanics of how the Ring of Fire Ignites and Fuels itself.

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Geo News: Structure and Origins of Yosemite's Glacial Granite Polish

 

Geology News

Glaciers Granite Polish

Structure and Origins of Yosemite's Glacial Polish

Study reveals structure and origins of glacial polish on Yosemite's rocks,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SANTA CRUZ, November 15, 2017.

Ok, this glacial polish may turn out to be a lot like a naturally created "jewell" or crystal structure creation process.

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Geo News: Is Iron Core Rusting our Planet's Engine of Atmospheric Hydrogen & Oxygen?

 

 

Geo News

Our Most Amazing Planet

New Geo History?

Is Iron Core Rusting our Planet's Engine of Atmospheric Hydrogen & Oxygen?

When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life?
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE, November 13, 2017.

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GEO NEWS, Geology, Climate, and Life Before the Reign of Man

 

GEO NEWS

Geology, Climate, and Life

Before the Reign of Man

When continents break it gets warm on Earth,
GFZ GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE, November 13, 2017.

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Geology News: Ancient High Sierra Geology, Long Valley on the East Flank

 

 

Ancient High Sierra Geology

Long Valley on the East Flank

Cool idea: Magma held in 'cold storage' before giant volcano eruption,
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, November 6, 2017.

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Geo News: Climate Geology, Climate Change Changes Impact of Massive Volcanoes

 

 

Geo News

Warming Magnifies Volcanic Cooling Effect

Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption,
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, October 31, 2017.

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Muddy Mystery Clarified: Why Lusi on Java has been flowing for Eleven Years

 

 

Muddy Mystery Clarified

Lusi on Java flowing for Eleven Years
Nature's Crock Pot Runneth Over

Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption,
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION, October 17, 2017.


Continious for 11 years since May 29, 2006. Expected to flow indefinetly!

Currently producing 32 Olympic-sized pools of mud every day. 

 

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Big Faults, Large Earthquakes along North end of Olympics

 

 

Deep Earth

Ring of Fire

Study confirms large earthquakes along Olympic Mountain faults,
SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, September 27, 2017. 

 Though this is new and valuable information, it surprises no one who lives on this, "Ring of Fire," wrapping around the Pacific Ocean, including the Sierra Nevada.

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