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2 hrs ago | JD Supra

TX House Subcommittee Hears Testimony from Railroad Commission...

Following the Texas Railroad Commission's recent proposal for additional rules related to disposal wells in "high-risk" seismic areas, on Monday, August 25, members of the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity heard testimony from Dr. Craig Pearson, the seismologist hired by the Railroad Commission to investigate the possible correlation ... (more)


Related Topix: Azle, TX, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Insured losses from Napa quake wona t top $250 million, RMS says

Chesley Williams , on a fact-finding mission with RMS, listened to Michael Giovannoni of Browns Valley Market explain the extensive damage his market received during the Napa earthquake.


Related Topix: Napa, CA, Browns Valley, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Business News

11 hrs ago | BBC News

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

In the past, this type of analysis has been very time-consuming, but the Sentinel project will now automate it.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Davis, CA

15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

USGS scientist works on earthquake early warning and monitoring systems

Soon after her family moved to California, Elizabeth Cochran experienced the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Reno, NV, US Politics, US News

19 hrs ago | Network World

In earthquakes, alerts may turn machines into action heroes

The UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory issued an alert about the recent earthquake in California's Napa Valley 10 seconds before it struck.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, Science, Santa Monica, CA, Berkeley, CA

23 hrs ago | Science Daily

Plant life forms in the fossil record: When did the first canopy flowers appear?

Most plant fossils are isolated organs, making it difficult to reconstruct the type of plant life or its ecosystem structure.


Related Topix: Plant Biology, Biology

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Earthquake hits outside Tiptonville in Lake County

According to the United States Geological Survey a 2.9 earthquake hit Lake County about 2 .5 miles from Tiptonville at about 11:19 Sunday night.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Tiptonville, TN, Science

The Raw Story

Eruption of Yellowstone supervolcano could spell the end of the US: geologists

According to an article published by United States Geological Survey scientist Larry Mastin in the latest edition of Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , an eruption of the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park would blanket much of the United States in a meter of ash.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science, us Travel, Travel, US National Parks, Yellowstone National Park

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.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

CBC News

Earthquake hazard linked with deep well injection in Alberta

Alberta officials say deep well injections have been shown to create more of an earthquake hazard then hydraulic fracturing.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science, Canada

NewsOn6 Tulsa

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Perry

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 6:46 a.m. Its epicenter was located nine miles southwest of Perry, and 19 miles west, northwest of Stillwater.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

The Motley Fool

The $1.5 Trillion Gulf of Mexico Oil Frontier You've Never Heard Of

Following years of subdued activity in the aftermath of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the subsequent moratorium, drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico is finally picking up.


Related Topix: Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

KMVT Twin Falls

Earthquake Felt In Eastern Idaho Saturday

Driggs, Idaho The U.S. Geological Survey said a 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday near Driggs.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Driggs, ID, Natural Disasters, Felt, ID, Science

The Daily Beast

Earthquakes Are Key to Napa's Great WineBy Clive Irving

Violence gave birth to more variations of soil than can be found in all of France.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Napa, CA, Science

Daily Times

New eruption at Iceland volcano prompts highest aviation warning

REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM: A new eruption in Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system spewed lava more than 50 metres in the air on Sunday prompting authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, World News, Iceland, Science

The York Daily Record

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.2 tremor struck 5 miles south of the city of Napa just before 2 a.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Science, Concord, NH


Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts parts of northern Pakistan

A magnitude-6 earthquake struck northern Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Pakistan, Science

The Fresno Bee

Fresno geology isn't conducive to a big quake, yet vulnerabilities exist

The exterior walls of the Droge building in downtown Fresno were propped up by steel braces before the building was demolished last year.


Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Coalinga, CA, Fresno County, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Iceland's Latest Volcanic Eruption Has Airlines Nervous. Here's Why.

At 118 miles long and 15 miles wide, Bardarbunga is Iceland's largest volcanic system , so an eruption could have profound implications for air travel in the region, particularly if the volcano emits a large ash cloud.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Science

Statesboro Herald

Ogeechee research aims at warning matrix

Backed by a graphic charting the Ogeechee River research, Dr. Jeffrey Underwood, chairman of the Geology and Geography Department at Georgia Southern University, talks about studies faculty and students will be doing on forested floodplain.


Related Topix: Science, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Chemistry, Millen, GA, Jenkins County, GA