There’s been some buzz about a video of a fellow “running up a lava flow.” Normally, Wired Science blogger Erik Klemetti would ignore videos of people doing dumb things, but he realized that although this guy did run up the lava flow, it actually wasn’t as crazy as it seems. DISCLAIMER: This isn’t to say you should ever do what this guy did.
What Pangea Might Look Like With Modern Political Borders
How To Dig To China
The Chinese government has turned down Japan’s offer to help with relief efforts following an earthquake in China’s southwest Sichuan province that left at least 193 people dead and more than 12,000 injured.
An earthquake killed at least 15 people in northern Italy on Tuesday, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor in the same region destroyed their homes just over a week ago.
Officials said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region, where several building sites and workshops had just reopened after the previous quake on May 20.
Civil protection officials said 15 people were confirmed dead. Seven people were killed in the May 20 quake that, like Tuesday’s, had its epicenter not far from the city of Modena.
Italian television showed buildings shaking and collapsing, ambulances racing across towns and rescue workers battling to remove rubble.
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Global seismic hazard map
Forest Is Recovering from Eruption Decades Later
Mt. St. Helens exploded 32 years ago this month. It began with a small series of earthquakes and culminated with the volcano erupting, a cataclysmic collapse of the flank of the mountain and the largest landslide in recorded history.
abyssal trenches of the earth