Arizona Geology's Latest Posts
AZGS is organizing the annual All Hands Meeting for the National Science Foundation's EarthCube program, to be held in Arlington VA, May 27-29. EarthCube is testing the ability to build a community-led cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences. AZGS is running the Test Enterprise Governance project which is in the midst of a year-long demonstration phase testing out community recommendations on coordination, collaboration, and communication. AZGS also […]
A large, ancient crater – nearly as wide as Arizona – now carries the name of Greeley Crater, in honor of Ron Greeley, the Mars science pioneer and longtime professor of planetary science at Arizona State University.Ron was involved in almost every major solar system robotic mission flown since the late 1960s and advanced the study of planetary science at ASU.The crater, which spans 284 miles, lies in Noachis Terra, the geologically oldest terrain on Mars. Although the crater's […]
A magnitude 2.3 earthquake near Duncan Arizona, at 10:24 pm Monday night was likely another aftershock from last June's magnitude 5.3 quake. What is interesting is that this small event was felt by local residents. Typically, it takes a magnitude 3 or larger for it to be felt.AZGS has a temporary seismometer deployed in the area, so we were able to come up with a more accurate location (red dot on photo map) than the one posted by the USGS using their regional network.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) has awarded the AZGS $170,940 to support geologic mapping near Oatman in Mohave County, Quartzsite in La Paz County, and northwest of Safford in Graham County.Geologic mapping is one of the primary functions of the AZGS. For the past 23 years, we have been aggressive participants in the USGS-run National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, successfully competing in the StateMap […]
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