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AZGS geologists Jeri Young and Phil Pearthree pulled out four of the seven portable seismometers deployed in the area around June's M5.2 earthquake near Duncan, Arizona. The portable instruments were installed in July to monitor the aftershocks from the June 28 event, detect small events, and provide accurate locations for all of the aftershocks.However, the PASSCAL facility that owns the instruments needs to redeploy them in the Napa California area to monitor the aftershocks from last […]
AZGS has published a new geologic map of the Black Peak and Bobs Well 7.5" quadrangles as a digital map. It is available at our online repository for free viewing and downloading.Most of the map area is covered by sand dunes and related features of Cactus Plain. The dune field of Cactus Plain is on a low plateau formed primarily on older eroded sediments, with minor bedrock hills protruding from the plain locally. The oldest late Cenozoic deposits in Cactus Plain are undeformed fan […]
Today's mail brought a slick brochure from Smithsonian Journeys offering a private jet tour next June around the world of northern locales hopping from Seattle to, among others, Mongolia to Siberia to Svalbard, Greenland, and Iceland before returning home 22 days later. The Boeing 757 private jet seats up to 78 passengers in "two-by-two, VIP-style leather seats." And it's being led by Flagstaff-based geologist and fellow geo-blogger, Wayne Ranney [photo credit Smithsonian Journeys] […]
There was a magnitude 1.7 earthquake just after 3a.m. local time this morning, about 27 miles northeast of Kingman, Arizona. [Right, orange star marks the epicenter. Credit, USGS]An area 40 miles east of Kingman was hit with a cluster of quakes in the magnitude 3+ range two weeks ago.
The August episode of Arizona Mining Review, our online video magazine, was broadcast yesterday and is now available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/c8wk-rq15TYI interview Phil Pearthree about the new geologic map of the Phoenix valley, to help urban planners identify remaining aggregate resources that are needed to support […]
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