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26 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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

KFI

5 things to know about earthquake faults

The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

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

UPI

Texas reviews seismic link to fracking

A Texas energy regulator said it was reviewing industry practices for hydraulic fracturing brought into question after a series of seismic events in the state.

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Business Journal

Oklahoma's Mississipian Lime feels the rattle of earthquakes daily

Oklahoma has been rocked by more than 100 earthquakes that registered at or above 2.5 on the Richter scale in August, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Inhabitat

South Napa Earthquake Cracks Open New Fears of 'The Big One'

The South Napa earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday has cracked open new fears among state residents that "the big one" is imminent.

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

Fox News

Epa Power Grab? Rep claims maps prove secret private property plot

A top House Republican is charging that the Environmental Protection Agency secretly drafted highly detailed maps of U.S. waterways to set the stage for a controversial plan to expand regulatory power over streams and wetlands, a claim the EPA strongly denies.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, Technical Services

Science Daily

Southwest U.S. May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" - one that lasts over 30 years - ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Global Warming, Technical Services, Geology, Science, University of Arizona, Texas

Mashable

Scientists Scramble to Map Previously Unknown Fault That Caused Napa Quake

Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, was a jolt from the blue, involving previously unknown active fault lines as well as faults that were thought to be inactive.

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

News9 Oklahoma City

3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Guthrie

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 11:05 a.m. Its epicenter was located three miles southwest of Guthrie and 13 miles north of Edmond.

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New Scientist

Californian earthquake piles stress on dangerous fault

It was bad, and it might make things worse. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that hit northern California in the early hours of 24 August piled stress on to the Hayward fault, which is due for a major rupture.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Business Journal

Seismologist: New rules allow oil, gas regulators to react quickly to earthquakes

Texas seismologist Crag Pearson explained in greater detail Monday how the Railroad Commission would enforce new rules on wastewater injection wells if they pass later this year.

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AlertNet

California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being lined up.

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Related Topix: California, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan,

HeraldNet

California quake warning system not in Washington

A lab in California heard an alert seconds before the Napa earthquake reached it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, University of Washington

The Washington Post

After Napa quake, warnings that a big aftershock could loom

The earthquake that rocked California's wine country on Sunday was followed by moderate aftershock Tuesday morning, as authorities continue to warn that a larger aftershock remains possible.

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

WRIC-TV Richmond

Damage From Northern California Earthquake Could Reach $1 Billion

Pedestrians stop to examine a crumbling facade at the Vintner's Collective tasting room in Napa, Calif., following an earthquake, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, Napa, CA, Wine, Drink, Technical Services

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