Maelstrom of Saltstraumen

The strongest tidal current in the world transports 400 million cubic meters of water in six hours. The waters reach speeds up to 20 knots or 25 mph. This causes some serious turbulence […]

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Caledonian folding in Saltstraumen, Bodø, Norway

There are some rock faces that are simply spectacular, including this rock face in Saltstraumen, near Bodø in northern Norway. These fascinating folds have formed under distinct circumstances. About 490 – 390 million years ago the […]

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Flashflood in Utah triggers Debris Flow

On August 30th massive rain storms precipitated huge amounts of water in this basin in Utah. These then travelled along a canyon in a flashflood and triggered a debris flow.   Additionally, there […]

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Volcano monitoring on the next level

Volcanoes are being monitored for quite some time now. Deformational changes and seismicity can be recorded with decent accuracy. However, the link to volcanic activity has been unclear the entire time. But recent […]

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The difference of a decimal for a tsunami

Off the coast of Chile a strong shallow earthquake triggered a tsunami. Warnings have been going out to Chile, Peru, Hawaii and New Zealand. The first estimation of the energy of the earthquake […]

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Exploring Challenger Deep

The Challenger Deep at the Marianna trench is the deepest point on earth measuring 10.91km. People used to think our oceans were pretty flat underneath the water and did measurements with a plumb. […]

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Progressing ash plume of Eyjafjallajökull

In May 2010 air transportation in Europe came to a halt, when Eyjafjallajökull on Iceland erupted. Now, two years after that eruption scientist have gathered and evaluated all kinds of data how the […]

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Aran Islands, Ireland

The Aran Islands just off the coast of Ireland left geologists puzzled for a while now. On top of this cliff huge boulders are found. Up to now the only explanation for waves energetic […]

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Melting drones on Vanuatu – Amazing footage from an active volcano

Recent advances in technology have made drones available to the general public. And as nerds go, they have found brilliant ways to use these. Flying a drone with a camera into a volcano […]

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Artificial lava meets ice and water

A team of scientists and artists pour molten basalt into ice and water. When artificial lava meets ice, spectacular images are created. See for yourself and marvel at the explanation of F Yeah […]

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