An earthquake survival guide
By: Alfons Koka
If you live in an earthquake zone earthquakes can happen at any time without any warnings. Knowing what to do during an earthquake is very important, but planning ahead in the case there is an earthquake is also very important. As stated above no one...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Flint, a type of rock found in or near deposits of chalk, was formed between 60 and 95 million years ago by accumulating deposits of silica (silicon dioxide) in oceans. These deposits resulted from the deaths of trillions of sea creatures whose bodies contained silica...
An earthquake survival guide
By: Sophie Miles
Earthquakes can occur unexpectedly. Oftentimes, split-second decisions could make a difference between survival and death. When an earthquake strikes, keep in mind these three basic survival steps: Drop, Cover, and Hold On. ♦ Drop, Cover and Hold on Official Rescue Teams worldwide attest that the...
Geologists: Torrential rains trigger earthquakes
By: Terrence Aym
In a report on scientific findings to fellow scientists attending the annual meeting of American Geophysical Society held this year in San Francisco, Shimon Wdowinski and his colleague Igor Tsukanov presented a stunning new theory linking torrential rains to earthquakes.They believe evidence shows that...
An earthquake survival guide
By: Nick Yip
Spontaneous tremors are always disturbing. Most of us would have been educated about natural disasters as a point during our existence. We know to get down low and go, go, go during a fire, we know to head towards basements and underground areas during tornadoes...
Overview of the kinds of igneous rocks
By: Blaise Pascal
Igneous rocks are some of the oldest known rocks and one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. These rocks are always formed from the cooling of lava or magma and the exact type of rock formed will depend on...
By: Brooke Vonbank
What is obsidian? Obsidian can be found in a variety of colors; however, black is by far the most commonly occurring variety. Being an extrusive igneous rock, meaning it forms above earth's surface from the solidification of magma, obsidian forms when the magma that reaches...
By: Lenna Gonya
Earthquakes are some of the least predictable and most deadly of all natural disasters. Scientists know that they are coming sometime in the future, but the earth pretty much has a mind of its own when it comes to shifting and moving. Those that live...
By: Michael Totten
In mere seconds, a strong earthquake can transform your life forever. In a very strong earthquake, those first few seconds can be the difference between life and death. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce personal risk and increase the chances of staying alive. When...
By: Imogen French
Iron pyrites is a metallic mineral made of iron and sulphur (FeS2). It is often found in mineral veins, and as pyrite nodules. It is a heavy stone with a yellowish sheen, or if exposed to oxygen pyrite may also take on a rusty red...

 

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