As a further introduction, I thought it might be helpful to have a thread including the primary sources of information for earthquakes around the world & nationally. This will hopefully be useful for those interested in looking up about quakes in the future 1/n
The most often used source for earthquake information is USGS (@USGSted). They locate quakes all over the world, with a more detailed catalogue provided for the US & their associated territories (primarily Puerto Rico). Their website is here: earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ma… 2/n
To search the database for specific events click on the gear on the top right of the page, then click the button "Search Earthquake Catalog". This will redirect you to a search engine, where you can input magnitude, date & area bounds to search for specific events 3/n
Hi everybody, I am Jamie & I am a graduate in Geology from the UK. Over the next week I want to discuss and share stuff to do with earthquakes across the world. Before I start tweeting on any topics though I thought I spent a few tweets introducing myself 1/n
First of all, my personal Twitter account is over at @UKEQ_Bulletin - a lot of information on what I have been doing over the past four years can be found there. I intend this short introduction to summarise that information & also expand on my own story 2/n
When I was very young I was fascinated with dinosaurs & fossils. One of the many family holidays in the UK when I was a child involved staying at the Dinosaur Farm on the Isle of Wight. I loved looking at the dinosaur footprints at Brighstone & finding fossils there 3/n
I got a request recently to give a Geologist's 'Field Trip Guide to Iceland'. Fortunately for you, I just finished putting one together... so let's chat geo-travel!
A good trip to Iceland requires your own car and at least ten days to see everything. This guide is for a non-4WD, so I won't be sending you off into the highlands. If you do have highlands questions, feel free to DM.
Another quick note before I get into it: you'll be doing a LOT of driving and will be a bit tired, but I promise it'll all be worth it. I'm also starting you out right away... no breaks here!