18. Major Events in the Geological Theatre

Now today we’re going to be talking about some of the major events in the geological theater this is the second of three ways that we’re looking at the history of life the first was rather abstract it had to do with major transitions and with reorganization of genetic information units of selection things like that that was last time today we’re going to talk about how life shaped the planet and how the planet shaped life so this is a quick run-through of 4.5 billion year process and then next time we’re going to talk about major lessons from […]

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USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano – May 15, 2018

We have on going activity at Kileuea summit. So the level of earthquake activity remains elevated and the summit continues to subside. We’re having continuing ash emissions from the summit crater. They’re intermittent and they’re rising a few thousand feet above the crater. Yesterday we had a little bit of ash fall down in Punalu’u and that kind of activity may continue throughout the day if the situation stays as it is. But still pretty low ash emissions. But lots of activity there out there as far as the earthquake activity and subsidence . Down on the east rift zone, […]

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Volcano of Violence (Pt 1)

(upbeat music) (dramatic music) – My most trusted advisors. – Fucking shit, get that man out of my life. – It’s a tragedy that so many people have tried to wipe these things from the earth. – You are loved, you are important, you are loved. – Sharing is caring, you all know this! – I’m following my heart, but at the same time, you know, stop asking about him. – Revenge is a dish best served bad. – When my crown is returned, all the peoples of Elna will turn to me and say, (flashing) (choking) Fuck! Fuck fuck […]

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USGS Status Update of Kīlauea Volcano – June 2, 2018

Good Morning everyone this is the HVO Kīlauea update for the morning of June 2nd. In the lower east rift zone fissure eight continues to have lava fountains but they’re only reaching heights of about 50 meters or 164 feet. As of 6:30 a.m. the channelized lava flow that was heading towards the Four Corners area was about one tenth of a mile from the intersection of Highway 132 and Highway 137 and along the length of that channel there are small breakouts including one near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road. The suggested evacuation for residents of […]

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Mars’ Largest Volcano – Olympus Mons

This is Mars. Three billion years ago it had active volcanoes. One still remains, the largest volcano in the solar system. The cliffs leading to it are over nine kilometers high. Mt. Everest would sit comfortably in their shadow and those are just the foothills. This is the awe-inspiring Olympus Mons. It covers an area the size of Arizona. Its crater alone is 85 kilometers wide. Yet a structure this size would require millions of years to form, time that volcanoes on Earth never get. On Earth, the crust is always moving. Deep below a single hot spot pushes magma […]

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Can Goats Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

The Argentata dell Etna is a breed of goat found nowhere else in the world. Each morning, Gaitano herds his animals out onto the slopes of the volcano. The goats will eat just about anything. But Gaitano knows that on the upper slopes of Etna, there are glades of a yellow flower that he thinks gives his goats milk a unique taste. Gaitano has been working on the mountain his whole life, and in that time, he’s noticed some bizarre behavior in his animals. He believes that the goats behave erratically, not just during one of Etna’s eruptions, but before […]

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