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Another Earthquake in Iran, 600-year-old Murder Mystery, and Armor Piercing Cannonballs

  Today, the news is rightfully dominated by the marathon bombings in Boston, but while we’re mourning, reading about news in other parts of the world might be a helpful distraction. Here’s your weekly round-up of rock-related news. Geology For the second week in a row, a major earthquake strikes Iran, this time in the southern […]

Topical Tuesday: Archaeology and Geology News

There is so much rock news going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with it all. So from now on, on Tuesdays, I’m going to try to aggregate some of the rock-based stories that may or may not be making headlines, but are all worth taking at least a brief look at.

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Recorded By USGS

It appears that North Korea managed to pull off a nuclear bomb test. The USGS recorded the event as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake 1 km underground in the early morning. US geologists noticed the earthquake because it occurred in an area where there really isn’t any kind of tectonic activity–a clear sign that something unusual […]

Japan Rocked by Earthquake, Tsunami

Rocks don’t always play nice. Please keep the people of Japan in your thoughts today after the horrifying earthquake and tsunami that struck there this morning (EST). No one knows much yet, other than it was an 8.9 earthquake, the 5th largest ever recorded, and that there are tsunami warnings along the pacific rim, including […]