Geologic Hazards

Drones and Natural Disasters

This is my colleague Dimitrios Zekkos, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, and the founder of Geoengineer.org. He’s talking about his group’s research involving utilizing drones after natural disasters. Cool stuff! [Source: University of […]

Geologic Hazards

Pucker-worthy Debris Flow Video

I saw this video a few weeks back on The Landslide Blog, and it’s also been posted on GeoEngineer.org. It’s well worth the watch. It’s one of the scariest debris flow videos I’ve seen. Some […]

A 40 foot by 40 foot sinkhole at Austin Peay State University Governor's Stadium in Tennessee
Geologic Hazards

40 Foot Sinkhole in Tenn. Stadium Endzone

A 40 foot by 40 foot sinkhole at Austin Peay State University Governor's Stadium in Tennessee

A large 40 foot wide by 40 foot deep sinkhole opened up just outside the endzone of Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium in Tennessee. The stadium is currently undergoing upgrades for next year’s football season. Sinkholes are not unexpected on Austin Peay campus, and the video below shows one example of how the University has actually incorporated the remediated sinkholes into the landscaping. Representatives from the University and the contractor expect the sinkhole will be filled without any problems.

[Updated 1/19/2015] Click through for the video since I can’t figure out how to turn off the auto-play on this one. [/Updated]

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Damage on Fourth Avenue in Anchorage Alaska after the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964
Geologic Hazards

Alaskan megathrust fault more active under Kodiak

The 1964 Alaska Earthquake was 9.2 in magnitude and caused dramatic destruction and dramatic examples of surface rupture, subsidence, and liquefaction. New paleoseismic evidence points to a previously unknown earthquake that happened on the same […]