Guanagazapa, Guatemala Quakes

Today, June 18, 2018 at 02:32hrs UTC (June 15th at 7:32 pm CST) a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred near Guanagazapa, Guatemala.  The event was ~ 16 pol deg away from Station E1TX and had a deep focal depth of ~99kms.  The beautiful extracted seismogram is shown below.

M4.4 Oklahoma! (AGAIN)

A “large-ish” (for Oklahoma!) magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred this afternoon, 15 June 2018 at 20:56hrs UTC, in Oklahoma.  This event is 6 polar degrees way and ~10km deep.  The strong amplitudes of several wave forms are observed.  No damages have been reported.

 

 

FREE Earth Science Kits

Earth Science Week 2018 Toolkits Available for Pre-Order

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2018 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year’s event theme, “Earth as Inspiration.”

Materials include the traditional program poster and school-year activity calendar, as well as posters, activities, and other resources from distinguished program partners. This year’s Toolkit emphasizes artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century.

Earth Science Week (October 14-20, 2018) is an annual event that has been led by AGI along with its sponsors and the greater geoscience community since 1998. The coming year’s theme will emphasize the creativity, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills — as important to the arts as to the Earth sciences — that are demanded by education standards as well as the popular STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) movement in education.

Each year, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events across the country to educate the public. Activities allow participants to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the planet.

Earth Science Week is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey; AAPG Foundation; NASA; National Park Service; AmericaView; American Geophysical Union; Geological Society of America; Association of American State Geologists; Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Archaeological Institute of America; Schlumberger; TGS; Water Footprint Calculator (Grace Communications Foundation); Consumer Energy Education Foundation; Equinor; Keystone Policy Center; TERC; and others.

Copies of the Toolkit are free and available for the cost of shipping and handling ($8.50 for the first kit, $2.25 for each additional kit in the United States). The Toolkit will ship starting in August 2018. Click here to order your kits .For special shipping, bulk orders, and more information about Earth Science Week visit www.earthsciweek.org or phone AGI Publications at (703) 379-2480.

 

###The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

 

 

 

 

M5.3 Near Tonosi, Panama

Yesterday, a moderately sized earthquake shaked the small nation of Panama.  The M5.3 shallow event occurred on June 13, 2018, at 23:54hrs UTC (6:54 pm CST) and was approximately 10km deep.  The first arrivals at Station E1TX, 26.6 polar degrees away, are the P, PP, and PPP waves.  The next prominent amplitude spike, 12 minutes time later, is the PcS wave.  The Surface waves are easily seen towards the end of the seismogram.

 

 

 

M5.4 Indonesia

Overnight a moderately sized earthquake rattled Indonesia.  The M5.4 event occurred at 06:59hrs UTC (01:59 am CST) and was approximately 10km deep.  Interestingly, the first arrival at Station E1TX, 149 polar degrees away, is the PKP wave.

 

 

M4.4 Oklahoma!

A “large-ish” (for Oklahoma!) magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred this morning, 09 June 2018 at 13:59hrs UTC, in Oklahoma.  This event is 7 polar degrees way and ~5km deep.  The strong amplitudes of several wave forms are observed.  No damages have been reported.

 

 

M5.6 in Samoa

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred this morning, 02 June 2018 at 11:53hrs UTC, in Samoa.  We were not anticipating recording this event as it >70 polar degrees way and ~48km deep.  The strong amplitudes could be an effect of convolution of several wave forms.  No damages nor tsunami threats have been reported.

 

 

Flooding in SE Texas: The Science Behind the Floods

Texas Educational Seismic Project would like to recommend residents and professionals attend this vital discussion regarding flooding in our region.  More information HERE.

It is no secret that the Gulf Coast of SE Texas is flood prone and everyone knows we have had several back to back major floods during recent years in the Region.

Subsequent to last fall’s Hurricane Harvey event, there’s been numerous meetings, seminars, and conferences that have attempted to address several different aspects of the flooding event such as regional economics, infrastructure damage and personal impacts.


There is an upcoming conference spearheaded by the Houston Geological Society (HGS) in conjunction with other engineering and scientific societies which will approach these aspects primarily from scientific and engineering perspectives. 

Wanting to get some of the best scientific and technical information into the public domain, we have expended much energies towards an impressive agenda of presenters.

More Information HERE