Join a 10 day field trip to see the active Rio Grande Rift, the Valles Caldera and associated geologic features of Northern New Mexico. The trip will be led by Bill Rose, who knows the area well and can explain the physical volcanology. The trip will take place from about 10 to 20 May 2011.
The Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences 11th Annual Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, April 14, 2011 in the Banquet Room at The Downtowner.
Mar 18: Speaker: Dr Benjamin van Wyk deVries, Professor, Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France; Title: “Experiences with the Bohemia Geopark initiative in Europe and the European perspective of Geoparks”; U113 of Benedict, 4-5 pm, Friday, March 18
Volcano Seminars from French Partners of INVOGE (International Geological Masters in Volcanology and Geotechniques):
• Benjamin Van Wyk deVries, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans Universite Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand, France
• Lucie Mathieu, McMaster Univ Hamilton Ontario
• Mar 15: Presentations by INVOGE students
• Presentations by PIRE Students
Volcanoes produce a rich variety of seismic signals in addition to those generated during normal earthquakes. The signals that result from movement of magma or other volcanic fluids, or the resonance of fluid-filled cracks, have distinct characteristics.
The impacts of volcanic eruptions can extend anywhere – from the immediate flanks of the volcano to regions thousands of kilometers downwind. This was brought starkly to the world’s attention during the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in April 2010.
In the Great Lakes region, as elsewhere, there are competing demands for a limited supply of water, including agricultural irrigation, public water supply, industrial production, and cooling in the generation of electricity.
Jet airplanes on Northern Pacific air routes fly over more than a hundred potentially active volcanoes. About ten days each year, volcanic eruptions create a fine ash— volcanic particles with a texture like flour and diameters smaller than 0.1 mm.
• Menominee County Shakeup was an Earthquake, says Tech Researcher
• UPSeis Web Page
• Channel 6 Video and Channel 11 Video
• Current MTU Seismograph Reading
• Sumatra, Magnitude 9, Earthquake of December 26, 2004 Detected Here
On Monday morning, 04 October 2010, a large noise and shaking were observed in a small area north of the town of Menominee, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The following day, a local resident returned to the site of a fallen tree that was being removed for firewood, and observed a large crack in the ground. This feature was reported to local officials, who contacted Michigan Tech, and the news media.
On Sunday, 09 October, Dr Wayne Pennington, Chair of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences of Michigan Technological University, visited the site (figure 1 and figure 2). The following is a report of observations and tentative conclusions.