Thursday, April 24, 2014

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
occurs on the fourth Thursday of April every year.

10 Ways to Make the Most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day   US News - April 24, 2014

Are you taking your child to work today? This year, my oldest daughter Tracy will be with her daughter because Tracy teaches in Joie's elementary school. My other grandchildren are busy at school and cannot take time off. A few years ago, my daughter Nikki, who works for the Food Network, took her son Matthew to the studio where they film the TV show. Now that's an experience! In the virtual world in which we exist, most children are familiar with their parent's workplace, though a special day is always fun.

Up and down and all around ... the Pacific Plate is moving fast and furious stirring the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Ring of Fire Earthquakes March-April 2014

Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit off the northern coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. Two aftershocks were reported in the hour following the quake. The first was magnitude 5.0 at 8:20 p.m. and the second magnitude 4.2 at 8:41 p.m. A third aftershock, at 4.2, was recorded at 10:16 p.m.

Spike in Earthquakes? An 'Illusion' Raises New Questions   NBC - April 21, 2014
Some of the best minds in earthquake science have been counting quakes and analyzing seismic waves to see if the largest in a string of recent quakes - the magnitude-8.2 tremor in Chile on April 1 - might have triggered others far, far away. Experts for years have known that the seismic waves from one quake can trigger a quake somewhere else - a process known as "dynamic triggering."