Category: Earthquakes / Geology

Blitzer Bungles – Mistakes His Own Ignorance For Spin

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On Hugh Hewitt’s Monday show, he was harping on the extremely poor American news coverage of the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant that has been unfolding during the last few days. I sometimes have issues with Hewitt, but here he’s absolutely right. Yesterday, I watched Wolf Blitzer make a complete ASS of himself. He […]

Tuesday March 15th, 2011 in Earthquakes / Geology, News Critique | 8 Comments »

Nuclear Meltdown! – A Little Perspective UPDATED

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On the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and what is happening — I have seen WAY too many people freaking out… I’m not talking about being very concerned, I’m very concerned… I mean really freaking out over the problems they are having at that reactor. “It’s Chenyobl”. No. It’s not. The Fukushima plant is of a […]

8.9 – Massive Earthquake Off Coast Of Japan.

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God… That’s a MASSIVE QUAKE!!!!… Yet, it didn’t do nearly as much damage as you would expect from an 8.9. The hypocenter was pretty shallow, only 15 miles below ground, but at 80 mile from the nearest city, considering its size of the quake, it was far enough away that it did not do a […]

Friday March 11th, 2011 in Earthquakes / Geology | 1 Comment »

Fellin’ Old As Rock? You Have No Idea.

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Geologists think they have found remnants of the young Earth’s surface, the original mantle possibly dating back to 4.5 billion years ago. The oldest rock was dated back to about 3.8 billion years ago. The story is here

Thursday August 12th, 2010 in Earthquakes / Geology | No Comments »

The “Temblor” Controversy

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Is “temblor” the correct word to use when describing a seismic event? As it turns out, several of my bass playing brethren over at Talk Bass are also geologists, and they say no. In 1978, when I was about 13, my family moved from Texas to California. When I heard a news reporter saying the […]