Monthly Archives: July 2013

Picture of the Day – South Australia’s Lake Eyre at Sunset.

July 31, 2013 – Picture of the Day: South Australia’s Lake Eyre at sunset by Murray Fredericks. Once known for black-and-white images of mountains and wilderness, photographer Murray Fredericks is now best known for a series of color photographs and … Continue reading

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Price Changes of Key Commodities for 2013.

July 31, 2013 – Price Changes of Key Commodities for 2013: The price changes for the first six months of 2013 are shown above. The big winner is Natural Gas – up +6.5%. The big loser is Silver at -35.3%, … Continue reading

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Major Global Earthquakes and Tsuamis over the Last 4,000 Years.

July 30, 2013 – Major Global Earthquakes and Tsunamis by Latitude: The key division for north and south latitude is the equator. North of the equator is considered north latitude. North America, Europe, Asia and Russia are in North Latitude. … Continue reading

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1,270 Peruvian Earthquakes, from 1973 to 2012, by Time of Day (Local).

July 29, 2013 – 1,270 Peruvian Earthquakes 1973 to 2012: I downloaded 1,270 earthquakes from the USGS for Peru, greater than or equal to 5.0 magnitude, and graphed them by local time of day (see above). I wanted to compare … Continue reading

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NASA Tests GPS Monitoring System for Big U.S. Quakes – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

July 28, 2013 – NASA Test Real Time GPS Monitoring System for Big U.S. Earthquakes:  The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location … Continue reading

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The Spectacular Volcanoes of Iceland.

July 27, 2013 – The Spectacular Volcanoes of Iceland: This is a picture of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajaokull Volcano erupting in April, 2010. The Master of Disaster

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The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs.

July 26, 2013 – The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs: The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics. Are they asteroids or comets? A … Continue reading

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At Least 77 Dead in Northern Spain Train Accident.

July 25, 2013 – Scores Reported Dead as Train Derails in Spain: A high-speed passenger train that was reportedly traveling at more than double the speed limit when it derailed just outside a station in northwest Spain killed at least … Continue reading

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Japanese Earthquakes by Time of Day.

July 24, 2013 – Japanese Earthquakes 27 A.D. to 2012 – 1,985 Years: I downloaded 1,985 earthquakes from NOAA and USGS for Japan and graphed 528 earthquakes, greater than or equal to 7.0 magnitude, by local time of day (see … Continue reading

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A Rare Picture of Earth from 900 Million Miles (1.5 billion kilometers).

July 23, 2013 – Earth from 900 Million Miles: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion kilometers) away. In the Cassini images … Continue reading

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