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Tsunami danger in Russia's Far East after 8.2 quake
Russia issued a tsunami warning for the Sakhalin Island region in its Far East after a deep sea earthquake measured at a magnitude of 8.2 by the US Geological Survey.
Thu May 23, 2013
06:52Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Northern California
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.
Strong quake strikes off Tonga
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck 255 kilometres southwest of Tonga on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no reports of damage.
The Otago Daily Times
Earthquake strikes near Tonga
The quake occurred at 5.19am local time , 287km southwest of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 171km, the US Geological Survey reported.
7.4 magnitude quake strikes southwest of...
A man points at a seismic chart at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei on March 4, 2010.
No tsunami generated from early morning quake south of Nuku'alofa
A 7.4 magnitude quake occurred around 6:19a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 , in the Tonga region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Wed May 22, 2013
Summit County Voice
Global warming: USGS study shows 20 percent decline in Rocky Mountain snow cover since 1980
Long-time skiers often say that skiing was better in the good old days, and new research from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that those claims are based on more than nostalgia - notwithstanding the occasional bumper crop of powder like in 2010-2011. After taking an in-depth look at snowfall and temperature records, federal scientists said ... (more)
NASA's Landsat satellite looks for a cloud-free view
Clouds are hard to spot in this natural-color image of the Aral Sea in Central Asia, taken March 24, 2013.
Study: Frog, toad populations declining, even in Rocky Mountain National Park
Frogs, toads and other amphibians are vanishing so fast nationwide that if the decline continues at the same rate, they'll be gone from half their current habitats in 20 years, a federal study has found.
America's frogs and toads disappearing fast, U.S. study warns
Frogs, toads and salamanders have been in trouble for decades, but a new U.S. government study shows just how quickly many amphibians are disappearing from ponds and creeks across the United States.
The Coastal Courier
State further restricts groundwater p...
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Beaumont Enterprise
Schweitzer elected chairman of Stillwater board
In this Sept. 2009 file photo, U.S. Geological Survey project geologist Doug Stoeser looks through a huge pile of waste rock from the Stillwater Mine in Nye, Mont.
Drop in U.S. underground water levels has accelerated -USGS
Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
Mon May 20, 2013
6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline: USGS
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula early Tuesday, followed by a series of strong after-shocks, the US Geological Survey reported.
The Miami Herald
Alaska volcano's ash prompts flight cancellations
In this Friday, May 17, 2013 file photo provided by the Alaskan Volcano Observatory, the Pavlof Volcano erupts as it's seen from the air near Cold Bay, Alaska.
Aquifers across U.S. being depleted at accelerating rate, finds study
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.
Western Integrated Pest Management Center Releases New Training Materials
WESTERN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CENTER RELEASES NEW TRAINING MATERIALS May 20, 2013 Source: Western Integrated Pest Management Center news release To help keep pesticides out of water sources, the Western Integrated Pest Management Center recently created practical, hands-on training modules for agricultural applicators, professional urban ... (more)
Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile; no tsunami seen
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but Chilean emergency authorities said they saw no prospect that the tremor would generate a tsunami.
Sat May 18, 2013
USGS obtains Gulf gas hydrate data
As part of a multiyear program of gas hydrate research in the Gulf of Mexico being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Department of Energy, USGS researchers have obtained high-resolution seismic data and images of some known gas hydrate deposi....
Budget cuts worry Verde water group
'I just think we have an opportunity to be less rigid than the WAC. That rigidity has been part of the problem.' By Joanna Dodder Nellans Contributing Reporter COTTONWOOD - The Verde Valley members of the Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee have tacitly agreed to demands from Prescott and Prescott Valley to let them cut next year's membership ... (more)