Reading Around the Internet

This week’s DPP reading seemed mostly focused on storms and earthquakes:

Storms — So Many Storms!!!

Southwest England has been hit by flooding. Wind gusts in excess of 100 miles per hour hit the western coast this last week. That follows the wettest January since 1766. The Guardian has a very interesting animation of the series of storms that have hit the UK, Spain, France and Portugal.

In the meantime, the East Coast of the US has had an abundance of snow. Photos of Winter Storm Pax are sometimes beautiful, but often frightening, especially in areas where people are not used to a lot of snow, let alone the amounts that have been seen as far south as Atlanta, Georgia.

And of course, here in the middle of the US, we’ve had freezing temperatures for what seems like an eternity.


Continuing my latest obsession, the National Geographic published a very informative article about a month ago. It provides an explanation of different kinds of earthquakes. I found it useful in understanding some of the recent research on earthquakes I wrote about last week.

A lot of readers already know that fracking and earthquakes have been linked in a lot of press. Emergency Management explored this issue in an article describing seismic activity in the middle of the country. They provide an interesting explanation of what happens during tracking that likely causes earthquakes.