Friday, March 11, 2011

Post Postponed because of Earthquake

I had planned on posting something else today, but will postpone in favor of listing geoblogospheric links on the M8.9 earthquake in Japan (which has apparently been upgraded to an M9.0 or M9.1 according to the USGS).

UPDATE: 12Mar11 6:26 pm: I haven't made it clear through this simple list that there are many organizations helping those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis in Japan. Some are mentioned at the beginnings or ends of posts by Evelyn at Georneys, The Geochristian, Matthew at Hydro-Logic, Jessica at Magma Cum Laude, and Erik at Eruptions. Please consider giving what you can.

UPDATE: 14Mar11 8:01 pm: The Sendai or Tohoku earthquake has now been officially updated to a Magnitude 9.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 9.0 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN (links to the main USGS page about the earthquake).

UPDATE: 19Mar11 5:20 am: Because of work and other time considerations, earthquake and tsunami links here go through March 16th, the first six days. For continuing news and other geology see Chris Rowan's AllGeo Feed, Ron Schott's GeoPicks, and GeoBulletin: News from the Geoblogosphere.

Please note that most recent posts are at the bottom.

March 11, 2011:
Japan M8.9 earthquake March 11, 2011 (Arrowsmith blog)

8.9 Earthquake in Japan (Geotripper)

First reports of the M = 8.9 earthquake in Japan (The Landslide Blog)

Japan Earthquake 11/03/2011 Recorded at Keele (Hypo-theses)

Mw8.9 earthquake hits Japan, causes Tsunami (updated) (Paleoseismicity)

Super Quake Spawns Massive Tsunami in Japan (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

Classic Subduction Quake Hits Japan (Ontario Geofish)

Shakemap for Japan (Ontario Geofish)

Honshu earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 8.9 Mw (Structural Geology)

Japan M8.9 quake + tsunami (Mountain Beltway)

Massive 8.9 mag earthquake... (The Bu Element)

Magnitude 8.9 earthquake hits off coast of Tokyo, Sendai, Japan; tsunami warnings out (Geology in Motion)

News of the Day - 8.9 Earthquake!!! (The Geology P.A.G.E.)

Japan Rocked by Earthquake, Tsunami (The Rocks Know)

Great quake rocks Japan, generating dangerous Pacific tsunami (Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog)

Earthquakes (Research at a snail's pace)

Japanese earthquake (Hudson Valley Geologist)

Special report: A Magnitude Mw8.9 earthquake struck Japan (Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Blog)

Why are there Earthquakes and Volcanoes in Japan? In Response to: Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan (Georneys)

On earthquakes, eruptions and the Moon (Eruptions)

Erdbeben in Japan lässt KIT-Messgeräte ausschlagen (Amphibol)

Links about today’s Japan earthquake I’m using for class today (Life in Plane Light)

Nuclear Emergency with Japan Earthquake (Ontario Geofish)

No, the “supermoon” didn’t cause the Japanese earthquake (Bad Astronomy)

Lunatic behavior (Research at a snail's pace)

Tsunami in Japan- Lots to Ponder for Washington State (Reading the Washington Landscape)

Hawaii offshore quakes continue (Research at a snail's pace)

Historic earthquakes in Japan (History of Geology)

Visualization of Groundmotion of the 11 Mar 2011 Japan Earthquake with USArray (Anisotropic Reflections)

Tsunami/Quake Videos (Greg Laden's Blog)

Earthquake and Tsunamis in Japan (Outside the Interzone)

Notas acerca del Terremoto del Japon y Tsunamis (nota corta) (Geocosas)

Japan Earthquake Fun Facts (Ontario Geofish)

Japan Hit by M 8.9 Quake (Andrew Alden's Geology)

Japan Earthquake “felt” by AISN seismometers (Groundswell)

Japan Earthquake - Reactor to vent radioactive steam (Ontario Geofish)

Tsumani Footage & How You Can Help Japan (Georneys)

Seismic waves from Japan roll across Arizona (Arizona Geology)

Special report: Pre-earthquakes to the Mw8.9 earthquake in Japan (Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog)

Art imitates art (Mountain Beltway)

Japan’s 8.9 quake and the Pacific tsunami (The Trembling Earth)

¿Por qué si hubo un tsunami en Japón, se ordenaron evacuaciones en lugares como Ecuador y Chile? (Locos por la Geologia)

Earthquake turns TV networks into print (Doc Searls Weblog)

An Introduction to Tsunami (GeoMika)

Tsunami Wave Height Map from NOAA (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

First Thoughts On Honshu Tsunami (Deep Sea News)

Von Karman vortices in tsunami flows at Sendai airport. (Riparian Rap)

La Mariposa del Tsunami (Geological Musings in the Taconic Mountains)

Media alert... (The Bu Element)

Are there more earthquakes in our days? Is the end of the world here? (Structural Geology)

Magnitude 8.9 (or 9.0, or 9.1!) Earthquake off the coast of Japan (Chris Rowan at Highly Allochthonous)

The View of Japan's 8.9 Earthquake from Modesto, California (Geotripper)

Putting magnitude in perspective (Arizona Geology)

From the edge of not knowing (FOPNews, Friends of the

Flea powder may be saving lives in Japan (I, Cringley)

Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Freshwater Supplies (Hydro-Logic)

March 12, 2011:
SuperMoon (Hudson Valley Geologist)

Massive Explosion Rocks Japan Nuclear Plant- Radiation Facts (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

Japan tsunami propagation video and graphic (The GeoChristian)

The morning after (Mountain Beltway)

A Conversation with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan (Georneys)

More videos of the tsunami and situation in Japan (Geology in Motion)

Japan earthquake / tsunami – one day later (Life in Plane Light)

Look at what liquefaction can do (Geographile)

How much power in the Japanese tsunami of 2011? How much energy? Equivalent to how many nuclear bombs? (Geology in Motion)

Earthquake and Tsunamis in Japan, Part II (Outside the Interzone)

Preliminary Rupture Modelling of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake using the USArray Transportable Array (Harvard Seismology)

Japan quake felt over >2500km radius (The Trembling Earth)

From the Edge of Not Knowing: Day 2 (FOPNews, Friends of the

Japan quake wiki online [wiki by ESIP, not Wikipedia] (Arizona Geology)

How to Do Post-Earthquake Press (Andrew Alden's Geology)

Animation of Japan quake traversing the U.S. (The Trembling Earth)

Secondary effects (Mountain Beltway)

Why earthquakes and eruptions are rarely linked (Magma Cum Laude)

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Update - Stunning videos and images (Eruptions)

More unique perspectives of the 8.9 quake (The Trembling Earth)

The Tsunami’s Ripple Effect (Clastic Detritus)

Full Transcript Now Available for Interview with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Japan Nuclear Disaster (Georneys)

March 13, 2011:
Wooster Geologist safe in Japan (Wooster Geologists)

Japan (En Tequila Es Verdad)

NASA Terra Satellite Shows Tsunami Flooding in Japan (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

Low-lying Areas of Japan (Ontario Geofish)

Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear safety: ‘NDR’ revisited (Geodoctor)

Follow-Up Interview with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan (Georneys)

The first modern principles of anti-seismic building (History of Geology)

No Meltdown - Japan Earthquake (Ontario Geofish)

Japan EQ & Tsunami: Environmental Effects (Paleoseismicity)

Tsunami on the West Coast (GeoMika)

8.9 Earthquake and tsunami (Mountain Cat Geology)

Maps relevant to the Japanese earthquake of 2011 (Geology in Motion)

Why Geology is Important; Why Education is Important...The Sendai Earthquake in perspective (Geotripper)

Yes, Another Explosion at Fukushima, but read this before you get too concerned. (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

March 14, 2011:
Tsunami and earthquake devastate Japan (Underfoot)

Japan disaster (Lounge of the Lab Lemming)

The most recorded tsunami... (The Bu Element)

Radiation from Japan not likely to harm North America (Jeff Masters' WunderBlog)

Summary of the problems at three reactors at Fukushima Dalichi (Geology in Motion)

a few more EQ / tsunami links for Monday (Life in Plane Light)

Second explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Greg Laden's Blog)

Japan's Kirishima erupts after the Sendai Earthquake (Eruptions)

Japan earthquake: The explainer (Chris Rowan on the Scientific American Guest Blog)

Waves as Fast as a Jet Plane (Seismo Blog)

Second Follow-Up Interview with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan (Georneys)

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan - Early Thoughts (Reading the Washington Landscape)

The curse of living on a geologically active planet (The Planetary Society Blog)

Japan Earthquake Things (Ontario Geofish)

Crisis in Japan: Earth Institute Reactions (State of the Planet)

Gods, stars, the moon and other dangerous pseudoscience (History of Geology)

Japan 8.9 quake - the source (Shaking Earth)

Special report: Part of Japan moved 4 meters due to the Mw9.0 earthquake (Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog)

Sendai earthquake and tsunami disaster (Institute of Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Blog)

Especial sismo M8.9 en Japón (GeoCastAway)

Liquefaction Clip from Chia City, Japan (Reading the Washington Landscape)

Erdbeben sind nicht vorhersagbar (Amphibol)

Tsunami in Bays (GeoMika)

Japan’s nuclear reactor overreaction (Bad Astronomy)

Japan earthquake - seismograms (Shaking Earth)

Footage of the March 11 tsunami around the Pacific (The Trembling Earth)

Does Sendai Stress Tokai? (Andrew Alden's Geology)

To my Readers in Japan (Ursula K. Le Guin at Book View Cafe Blog, not a geoblog)

Survivors... (The Bu Element)

Aftershocks of the Sendai earthquake (Highly Allochthonous)

The Sendai Earthquake (4.5 Billion Years of Wonder)

March 15, 2011:
False Radiation Rumors Run Rampant (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

Japan Earthquake - Space-Time Plot (Ontario Geofish)

Earthquake / tsunami links for Tuesday (Life in Plane Light)

Third Follow-Up Interview with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan (Georneys)

From a geological perspective, what is surprising about the Sendai Earthquake? (The Landslide Blog)

Announcement: Daily Updates from My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer (Georneys)

Largest earthquakes in history (Shaking Earth)

I Didn't Feel Like Teaching Today... (Geotripper)

New GPS vectors (Mountain Beltway)

Japan has moved (Structural Geology) - with correction.

A vueltas con el terremoto de Japón (GeoCastAway)

Nuclear Reactors in Japan - Periodic Table of Videos (Amphibol)

The View of Japan's 9.0 Earthquake from Modesto, California, Part 2 (Geotripper)

March 16, 2011:

Earthquake & Tsunami links for Wednesday (Life in Plane Light)

March 11 Japan tsunami in Onagawa (Riparian Rap)

Japan Earthquake - Detailed Strong Ground Motion (Ontario Geofish)

5th Interview with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan (Georneys)

Japan quake was magnitude 8.9, is now 9.0 (Shaking Earth)

Updated Radiation Trajectory for Fukushima (Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal)

Animation of Japan foreshocks-main shock-aftershocks (Shaking Earth)

Policy Considerations for Washington State Post Japan Quake and Tsunami (Reading the Washington Landscape)

Video de apertura de grietas y licuación de suelos durante el terremoto de Japón (En Morrenas)

Orders of magnitude... (The Bu Element)

Nick Schneider: Notes on an earthquake (The Planetary Society Blog)

A Quick Note: Please Take My Dad's Interview Transcripts & Audio (Georneys)

Note: Interviews with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, continue daily (at least through March 18th) at Georneys.

Daily earthquake and tsunami links continue at Life in Plane Light, at least through March 18th.

Note: although there is a certain overlap in content amongst many of the posts, these various geoblog reports vary in their various angles and aspects. Posts have been listed roughly very crudely in chronological order; additional links will be added, though perhaps not indefinitely.

Last updated 19Mar2011 at 5:48 a.m. PDT


Anonymous said...

Incredible post thanks for putting this together. Its all so overwhelming.


Anonymous said...

still many many earthquakes!

please help us!

Silver Fox said...

@Anonymous 2, I've added a short list of the geoblogs linking to contribution sites at the beginning of this post, to help point more of my readers to donations that will help Japan. And I've passed your request on via Twitter.

What part of Japan are you from? I wish you and your friends and family well, and am sorry I can't help more directly!

Harold Asmis said...

Wow Silver, can you put things together! :)

Silver Fox said...

Hey, Harold, it's mostly the AllGeo feed, Ron Schott's feed, and a few others I follow. I'll link to the feeds later - though they are on my sidebar under Geoblogosphere.

Like your new blog look! :)

Jim L. said...

Damn, that is a lot of posts. And to think I felt I was on top of things.

Silver Fox said...

So much going on...

Silver Fox said...

As noted in updates to the blog post above, geoblogs are continuing to post about the earthquake and tsunami. Links to feeds to read all geoblogosphere news are give in the last update near the top of the post.

Thanks for visiting. :)