Physical Geography

New Zealand is Now Twelve Inches Closer to Australia

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the ocean near Resolution Island in the country’s Fiordland region has resulted in Southern New Zealand being twelves inches closer to the eastern coast of Australia. “Basically, it’s taken us closer to Australia,” Ken Gledhill, director of government-owned GNS Science’s “GeoNet” national earthquake monitoring […]

Physical Geography

Geography and Geology of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos archipelago is located about 1000 kilometers to the west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. It is formed by 13 main islands: Darwin, Wolf, Pinto, Marchena, Genovesa, Fernandina, Isabela, Santiago, Baltra, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Floreana, as well as countless islands (that here are not mentioned). The islands […]