Here a bit of Geophysics of personal interest.  Reading from the bi-weekly “Science News” magazine, (“SN”), published by the Society For Science And The Public. SN is the organization also conducts prestigious Competitions for science students of various age groups.  (I and many other subscribers to the magazine contribute SN to provide multiple subscriptions for use in the Science curriculum of local High Schools.) 

I haven’t yet sought SN’s  formal permission to reprint content in full, as would be valuable in some cases here.   So for now, and this Post, will instead be “para-comments.  “Here, about an article in a long past June 24, 2017 issue of SN.  Concerning the 2004 Indonesia 9.2 earthquake, in which more that 250,000 died; most from the tsunami.   I’ll leave you to track that SN issue down, but the bi-weekly SN is an extraordinarily excellent was to keep up with the frontiers of all the sciences.  This particular tale has scary relevance to those of us who live in other major Fault zones, like the Cascadia here on the northwest coast, and all of California  In a nutshell, research after the Indonesian mega-quake found that its’ extreme violence was the result of certain dehydrating transformation that had occurred in the lowest layer of the overlying sediment.   It cries out the question:  Shouldn’t the same investigation be done in the other major fault zones, Pronto?  Certainly the all the “hot” west coast faults

Do track down Science News. 

Allan’s New Blog

OK Kaaaay!  Here it is. (After months of  re-writing the “Introductory” text on the first two pages, trying to make sense.)  Finally, on to the BLOG Page.  First, this “How It Works” POST.  (And maybe one or two more short “what to expect about my POSTS.”)   These will remain here, below all other Posts.   Hereafter, each of my New Posts will appear at the Top.  You will also see Comment button if you’d like to respond to it.  For that original Post, It and any/all Comments in order, will remain showing there, and called a “conversation” on the subject.   Thereafter, each time I Post on a new, different subject, it appears on the Page In Place of the last Post and conversation.  But the prior Post conversation is preserved, in a chronological file by Title.  The link to that file appears on the right side of the Page.  Any of the prior subject conversation can be opened and added to, from that “history” file.   Each of my “New Subject” Posts will show on this Page until superceded by a new one.  “Quality of Discourse”?  Hey, all viewpoints are invited!  And need to be heard, in order to find what we have in common. So let us Truly Listen to the “other,” with an open mind, and Hear what they are trying to say.  That’s how to understand one another. And discover that we all have something worthwhile to know, as we go on trying to survive together worldwide.
Revised December 27, 2017