Ring of Fire is a common expression applied to a geographical area bordering the Pacific Ocean. Within this "Ring of Fire" earthquakes and volcanoes are more common than any other place on the planet.
Volcanoes come in many forms, from the steady and slow-moving basalt flows of Hawaii, to towering mountains such as Mount Fuji, to the calderas of super-volcanoes. Below are a couple that are overdue.
This is a brief description of the structure of planet earth, written specifically to help educate curious children.
For hours I've searched for the ancient, semi-precious stone that fascinates my soul. I have been told there is nothing special about the agates found on the rock banks of Mississippi, but I disagree.
This article looks at ten sandy beaches of extraordinary colour, what they are composed of and how they are formed, with illustrations of all ten
Lapidary jokes, fossicking jokes, prospecting jokes, rockhound jokes, geology jokes and many more funny jokes, puns and short tales for lapidarians, rockhounds and jewellery enthusiasts.
If you were designing a bomb shelter to prepare for the end of the world, what kind of metal would you build with? Find the smartest answer here.
Mud is a versatile and interesting material. It's useful for both humans and animals. It can also be dangerous, especially in the form of mud volcanoes and mudflows.
One of the most important materials in the modern economy is graphene. It’s a key material for a variety of products and is essential for a number of industries. The extraction of graphene is an expensive, energy intensive process.
The ocean hides its beast well. And one such behemoth are the guyots. So what are they and what do they mean to science?
Sinkholes are scary and sudden. But are they really deadly? Is there anything we can do to prevent them? A look at recent US and Worldwide deaths, why sinkholes happen, and how to stop them.
About 74,000 years ago, a volcanic explosion on the island of Sumatra threw so much ash into the atmosphere that all human life may have been threatened.
Have you ever wondered why some English place names have a strange sounding name? This article will answer why these names have come into use and why they have remained intact into the modern age.
Volcanic eruptions are a stunning sight. But how do they happen? Learn more about the science of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions in this article.
Among natural hazards and disasters, earthquakes are the most dangerous and disastrous happenings on the earth's surface.
Here is a short introduction to some of the world's best known examples of hot spring activity cause by volcanism.
The tallest and longest mountain ranges, with pictures. The world's tallest mountains are in central Asia; the world's longest ranges are on other continents. Geology of mountain ranges.
This article suggest 20 important facts about Antarctica, emphasizing its vulnerability to increased tourism, pollution and climate change.
Japanese volcanoes are as beautiful as they are deadly. Here are 7 famous Japanese volcanoes that have inspired fear and love throughout the centuries.
Our world is filled a multitude of geologic hazards that can cause extensive property damage and even loss of human life. Mass wasting is one of those hazards that can be avoided or mitigated if you are prepared. Learn about the different types of mass wasting and what causes them.
Unique and rare Septarian brown stones among other types are found along a narrow stretch of Lake Michigan shorelines. Find out the one other place in the world they can be found.
This hub is solely written bearing in mind helping school kids with their assignments. I have written down briefly with illustrations where possible, what mountains are, how they are formed, the types of mountains and how you identify the different types of mountains. I hope you enjoy reading this, and it helps you with your requirements.
What are the most dreadful earthquakes of India. Below is the list of biggest earthquakes of India with images.
Land subsidence caused by groundwater withdrawal poses a significant threat to governments, businesses, and the general public.
There is a small village in Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert called Derweze (AKA Darvaza). Four miles away is a burning crater called the Gates of Hell.
An examination of the Titanic shipwreck site from a geological perspective. What been happening in the area around the shipwreck since it hit the North Atlantic ocean floor more than 100 years ago.
A major earthquake is long overdue for southern California and the devastation could potentially go beyond all predictions and result in a large swath of America becoming a radioactive wasteland.
Sedimentary rocks are fantastic formations that each and everyone tells an amazing history! If we know what to look for, we can read about the fascinating journey the particles in the rocks have done....
Overuse of our groundwater resources has resulted in an ever prevalent problem of Earth fissures. As a property owner or potential buyer of land, there are several things you need to know about these large cracks in the ground in order for you to make an informed decision.