Keeping it Cool with the Beautiful Blue Ocean

I think our Beautiful blue planet may have been mis-named. With over 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by water maybe we should have called it the planet “Ocean” (or Oceanus)? Either way it would probably have been more accurate. And as flat as the horizon may look in this picture of the Atlantic, these …

Volcanoes are Keeping It Hot!

Did you know that there are over 1500 active volcanoes around the Earth? Many are located in the “Ring of Fire” surrounding the Pacific’s Rim. There are amazing pictures and videos of active volcanoes that you can see at VolcanoLive.com. The Villarica Volcano (Pucon, Chile) 3/2015 You can also see the connection between Earthquakes and Volcanoes …

What’s Shaking? It’s Mother Earth!

On Friday, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Nevada shaking buildings and roadways throughout Las Vegas. With another significant earthquake in the news this weekend, I thought I would add a further post about our shaking earth. It’s interesting to see where earthquakes strike each day. A great website that plots all the latest earthquakes …

Rock and Roll – the Earth is moving beneath our feet!

You may have noticed a lot of news reports about earthquakes lately. People forget that earthquakes are actually very common. The USGS (United States Geological Survey) estimates that several million earthquakes occur around the world each year. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes. We just had a noticeable …