Closing faults due to normal faulting earthquake. CC-BY-NC Delorey et al.

Cascading Earthquakes – Seismic waves can trigger another earthquake

Earthquakes teach us about the interior workings of Earth. Without them, we would not know about the core or any layering deeper than a couple kilometers. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT and Earthquake Research Institute Tokyo have now proposed a new triggering mechanism for earthquakes. Triggered earthquakes happen due to a certain […]

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What happens, when a bovine invasion disrupts your measurement? You take a snapshot and let the internet have fun with it. What tearable puns can you come up with? Image credit: Robert Supper http://imaggeo.egu.eu/view/856/

Surfing the Maelstrom of Saltstraumen

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 in the waters, generating these maelstroms. You can even visit them by boat. Remember the Caledonian folding at Saltstraumen from last week? […]

Geophysyfus - A geophysicist doing always repeating their task.

Geophysyphus

Here at the way of the geophysicist. We love neologisms. How do you like this one?   The Story of Sisyphus Sisyphus is a figure from Greek mythology. He was a pretty smart fellow, tricking death several times. However, in the end he is punished with the eternal task of pushing a boulder up a hill. […]

Caledonian Folding in Norway

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 Caledonian Orogeny happened due to the continents of Laurentica, Avalonia and Baltica colliding. In Scandinavia, the collision involved Laurentica and Baltica only. The […]

Code your way to the Common Reflection Surface

Build a Common Reflection Surface Workflow in 6 easy steps

This article aims to be an in-depth article about building a workflow suited for proper use of the Common Reflection Surface. This resource is aimed at a specialist audience, however maybe this is a rare insight into the intricacies of seismic processing for some of our readers. The processing package for CRS is often regarded […]

Inge Lehmann Linocut

Artistic Inge Lehmann Linocut of the Danish Seismologist

Etsy user Minouette has a beautiful collection of linocuts. I really enjoyed the series on female scientists. Inge Lehmann is a Danish seismologist and the first scientist to prove layering within the Earth’s interior. An amazing achievement, especially, considering the quality of data back in the day. Have a look for yourself over here. The […]