Seismogenic Zone

Seismology postdoc. San Francisco resident. Often found playing music or drawing comics about personified places and things. Usually covered in cat hair.
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hemipelagicdredger:

seismogenic:

programmerdad:

maladydee:

thefrozenrose:

mineralists:

A “xenobomb” is a xenolith (in this case, of mantle peridotite - olivine), slathered in a coating of lava and tossed out of a volcano in the middle of a liquid droplet (a bomb).This is what they look like in cross-section.

woahhhhhhhh

It just makes me really happy to know that there is a real thing in the actual world that is no joke called xenobomb. 

it sounds like something from a pulp sci-fi novel, but nope, that’s legit a thing.

seismogenic

I have a bunch of these on a shelf in my apartment.

There’s one specific area of Hualalai volcano on the island of Hawai’i that has tons and tons of them. There are some boulder-sized ones, even. It’s fantastic to see in person. The hand samples only begin to show the picture.

I have some too, but none of them looks nearly this much like a delicious chocolate-dipped green-tea-flavored spongecake.

…holy shit, xenobomb cakes. I will make these. Then I will mail some to seismogenic.

Holy crap xenobomb cakes absolutely need to happen oh man.

I’m not sure if that counts as using your Google Glass powers for good, Palo Alto…

partywithtrees:

Those days when it’s so sunny in the morning that you completely forget to check the weather for the rest of the day…

I mean, really, what’s up with this? A little consistency would be nice…

Oops, I personified Palo Alto.

Bikes are hard to draw.

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seismogenic seismogenic Said:

arrowhead-valley:

20. Sleeping

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((In the winter, he’ll also cover up with a blanket, but the position is basically the same.))

programmerdad:

maladydee:

thefrozenrose:

mineralists:

A “xenobomb” is a xenolith (in this case, of mantle peridotite - olivine), slathered in a coating of lava and tossed out of a volcano in the middle of a liquid droplet (a bomb).This is what they look like in cross-section.

woahhhhhhhh

It just makes me really happy to know that there is a real thing in the actual world that is no joke called xenobomb. 

it sounds like something from a pulp sci-fi novel, but nope, that’s legit a thing.

seismogenic

I have a bunch of these on a shelf in my apartment.

There’s one specific area of Hualalai volcano on the island of Hawai’i that has tons and tons of them. There are some boulder-sized ones, even. It’s fantastic to see in person. The hand samples only begin to show the picture.

scanzen:

On duty “amid the encircling gloom” of a city’s certain destruction. Magnificent fire scene near Union Ferry Bldg. San Francisco, U.S.A. by Wasson, C. L. (Charles L.), c1906 July 21.

via LOC

(via victorianoir)

citruscitybro:

((Thursday was the fabulous Mary's birthday, and I am, as usual, horribly late with a gift. I need to get better at that.

Anyway! This is Leah, Mary’s personification of the city of Lawrence, Kansas (ashestoimmortality). Poor Leah has put up with my Riverside and San Bernardino all too much, and she somehow still likes both of them, which amuses me to no end.

Anyway, Mary, I hope I did her justice, and happy belated birthday!))

citruscitybro:

((Norm Navel is the rather terrifying mascot of UC Riverside’s Student Housing Services. I personally think Norm is far more formidable than Scotty, the primary UCR mascot, but maybe Victor is the only person who agrees with me here. For all he does support the idea of being represented by fighting citrus, Norm’s smile still skeeves him out.))

programmerdad:

decemberpaladin:

fotisha:

Idk if I’m the last one to see this, but have you guys seen this volcano in Indonesia that’s spewing bLUE FLAMES. -its metal as hECK. so fucking cool looking.

PHOTOGRAPH BY OLIVIER GRUNEWALD

Fuckin’ hell.

seismogenic

(via ohschist)

arrowhead-valley:

((Wasn’t planning on it, but ended up doodling a whole page of Manuels.))

Some of these definitely make it clear that I drew this close to midnight on too little sleep and had no sense of proportion, but I still like some of them pretty well.

I suppose it is becoming a habit to draw lots of pictures of San Bernardino here right after I’ve given a talk about how faults are going to beat him up. Hrm.

evaporites:

engulfedbytheuniverse:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

OH THAT’S SWELL

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng dem oxbows tho

evaporites:

engulfedbytheuniverse:

benigoat:

Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.

OH THAT’S SWELL

hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng dem oxbows tho

epicukulelesolo:

This is literally the stupidest comic I have ever made and I’m not even sorry

epicukulelesolo:

This is literally the stupidest comic I have ever made and I’m not even sorry

(via connors-nose)

I don’t even know why I’m laughing so hard, but oh man.
(Maybe because I totally don’t get those license plates that say the kind of car that they’re on?)

I don’t even know why I’m laughing so hard, but oh man.

(Maybe because I totally don’t get those license plates that say the kind of car that they’re on?)

(via lupeh)

mapsontheweb:

The earliest surviving map of the world, Babylon and surrounding areas, 6th Century BCE

mapsontheweb:

The earliest surviving map of the world, Babylon and surrounding areas, 6th Century BCE

(via burritojustice)