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Apr 17 2013

New at Rosetta Stones: NASA and Earthquakes, Oh My!

So, two posts up on Rosetta Stones so far this week (and I promise you, I’m going to try to get to our next Cataclysm post tomorrow – it’s harder to write with Dragon, but we’ll get there). The first one is a kind of self-congratulatory thingy: I ended up getting linked by NASA Earth Observatory. I know, right?! So of course I had to link it and poke some fun at myself and give the credit to the person it really belongs to: our own RQ. If she hadn’t asked me about Tolbachik, I wouldn’t have written anything about it, and NASA EO wouldn’t have gone, “Oh, hai, we could use that!”

Y’all know how many drinks I owe her, right?

Secondly, I wrote up a bit by way of linking to our own Chris Rowan’s post on Iran’s recent earthquakes, which if you haven’t read you must, so get over there and click the link.

Right, then, enjoy! I’m off to wrestle volcanically-mangled trees into submission…

3 comments

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    rq

    I was just asking questions, really. ;) The credit is all yours on this one. Getting noticed by NASA is awesome!
    As for earthquakes, I’m in a relatively quiet zone. Apparently we get them quite often, but below the threshold of feeling. For which I am very, very, very glad!! (All we have to worry about is the going of the ice every spring – about to begin, actually! Giant blocks of ice breaking up and being shoved around and onto shore? Yes please! Haven’t ever seen it live (just the aftermath one bad year), this year’s my first chance. I’ll see if I can catch some photos of the action. It’s been warm enough for meltwater to swell the rivers under the ice, and the next town over has already experienced a 4.5 m rise in river-level (the river is down in a fairly deep valley, so while it’s bad, it’s not as bad) and had their electricity cut off for safety reasons. Places out in the country are more or less isolated from civilization. But don’t worry, we’re safe from any flooding – the house is on the town’s ‘upper level’, that’s way up the old geological river bank/valley, and if it gets to us, then more than half the town is under water, roofs and all, and we’re screwed anyway.)

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    rq

    Why am I in moderation?? What did I say?

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