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3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Gilroy, Calif.

A shallow, magnitude-3.5 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Gilroy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Rwanda Mining-Export Income Drops on Lower Tantalum Prices

The value of Rwanda's mineral exports dropped by almost a fifth in the first half of the year, even as the volume of sales rose, because of a fall in tantalum prices, State Minister for Mines Evode Imena said.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Small earthquakes shake Solano

Several small earthquakes shook portions of Solano and Napa counties Sunday, reminders of the 6.0-magnitude South Napa Earthquake that a week earlier caused millions of dollars in damage in southern Napa County and northwestern Solano County.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Napa County, CA, Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services

14 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Earthquake hits northern Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan said the earthquake hit the northern part of the country.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, World News, Afghanistan, Pakistan,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KSBW-TV

3.4-magnitude quake hits near Napa

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rumbled through northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Napa County, CA

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Napa

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Sunday morning four miles from Napa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science, American Canyon, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Holtville Tribune

California Funds Innovative Technologies to Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the safety of natural gas pipelines, the California Energy Commission voted at its business meeting today to approve three grants totaling $623,000 for technologies to monitor this critical energy infrastructure.

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Related Topix: California, Sonoma County, CA, Environment, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Pleasanton, CA

Chicago Tribune

Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

An animal's footprint is molded into dry, cracked earth in a dry riverbed near a Castaic Lake bridge.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oroville, CA, Cornell University, Technical Services

NewsOn6 Tulsa

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Guthrie

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 10:39 a.m. Its epicenter was located two miles south of Guthrie and 13 miles north, northeast of Edmond.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

News9 Oklahoma City

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Guthrie

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 10:39 a.m. Its epicenter was located two miles south of Guthrie and 13 miles north, northeast of Edmond.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

San Francisco Magazine

Don't Panic, Southern California, But It May Not Rain on You for Another 30 Years

It never rains in Southern California is more than just a laid-back soft rock hit.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona, Technical Services, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Voice of America

California Drought Attracts Dowsers

Even though it could not be scientifically proved, some people claim they can find underground water, metal ores and even graves, by scanning the ground holding a Y or L-shaped twig or rod, or even a pendulum.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Technical Services

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Chemical & Engineering News

Mid-Atlantic Methane Mystery

Researchers have discovered 570 offshore sites where methane is likely bubbling up from the seafloor 30 to 100 miles offshore from North Carolina to Massachusetts .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Beach Connection

Recent Oregon Coast Science Findings: Ice Age Landscape, Whales

Oregon State University in Corvallis and its satellite facility in Newport have made some fascinating finds regarding whales and how the west coast looked during the Ice Age.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Oregon State University, Newport, OR, Yachats, OR, Technical Services, us Travel, Travel

Scientific American

Earthquake Strikes Southern Greece, Felt In Athens

A strong earthquake shook southern Greece on Friday and was felt as far as Athens but there were no immediate reports of casualties or serious damage.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Utility Products

Siemens to help U.S. Geological Survey increase energy efficiency

Siemens Government Technologies Inc. won a $11 million task order by the United States Geological Survey to implement energy efficiency measures at three of its facilities: National Center ; Columbia Environmental Research Center ; and the Western Fisheries Research Center .

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Alturas

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning 45 miles from Alturas, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Alturas, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes at sea 80 miles south of Athens

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck at sea 80 miles south of the Greek capital on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Technical Services, Geology, Science

CBS 3 Springfield

Latest flyover indicates Puna lava flow has slowed, possibly stopped

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey who have been carefully monitoring the lava flow heading toward lower Puna say Wednesday's aerial assessment indicates there is little to no activity in the area that once posed the greatest threat to the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Technical Services, Volcano, HI, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI, Holyoke, MA

SFBG Politics Blog

Predicting earthquakes, from 14-year-old prophets to train-stopping...

Earlier today, I called my mother, a natural disaster film junkie, and asked her, "Do you know of any movies where someone predicts natural disasters, but no one believes the guy, and so everything goes a little haywire?" "10.5, Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Volcano, Deep Impact, and Knowing," she replied without any hesitation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Napa, CA, Geology, Science, Technical Services

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