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Buildings rocked by powerful quake in Tokyo: AFP

Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Science, Nuclear Energy, Earthquake

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes

The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday. The study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers is the latest to link energy production methods to an increase in quakes in regions where those techniques are used.


Related Topix: Technical Services, US Geological Survey, Science, Raton, NM

8 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Guthrie

The epicenter of the quake was located one mile south, southeast of the town of Guthrie, or about 27 miles north, northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, at a depth of about four miles. According to the United States Geological Survey , earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest ones felt by humans.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Oklahoma City, OK, Science

13 hrs ago | Science Daily

Glaciers in northern Antarctic Peninsula melting faster than ever despite increased snowfall

Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that small glaciers that end on land around the Antarctic Peninsula are highly vulnerable to slight changes in air temperature and may be at risk of disappearing within 200 years.


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USGS: Rains Set Flow Records In North Dakota

The U.S. Geological Survey says above-normal precipitation last month led to record-breaking flows at several stream gauges in the southwest North Dakota. Agency spokesman Steve Robinson says the unusually wet august was most evident at gauges on the Heart, Knife and Green rivers.


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21 hrs ago | KSWO

News Minute: Here is the latest news from The Associated Press

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma during the weekend. The largest quake was a 3.6 magnitude temblor recorded at 7:01 a.m. Sunday about 15 miles northwest of Enid.


Related Topix: Science, Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, OK

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps ship sails into history

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography began operating the R/V Melville in 1969, back when dead reckoning was commonly used in navigation. Melville will be replaced by R/V Sally Ride, which is still being built.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography, UC San Diego

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Covelo, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Opinion

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon in San Jacinto, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:16 p.m. PDT at a depth of 8.1 miles.

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West Hawaii Today

Mauna Loa poised to erupt?

As Kilauea continues to threaten lower Puna, geologists are also keeping their eyes on the volcano's much larger cousin - Mauna Loa. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, has been rumbling and showing signs of awakening for more than a year.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science, Hawaii


These 18 'Very High Threat' Volcanoes Could Wreak Havoc On The US

The United States has 169 active volcanoes - 55 of which are designated as serious threats by the United States Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Of these, 18 are "Very High Threats"- volcanoes that, were they to erupt, could disrupt air travel and threaten people's lives.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Science, Business News


Three Northern Oklahoma Earthquakes Reported Saturday

The first came at 3:22 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 approximately 13 miles southeast of Medford. Its depth was 3.1 miles.


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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Earthquake data from Napa has clues to the a Big Onea

LA CAñADA FLINTRIDGE >> Scientists may be one step closer to understanding how the rumored “Big One” will hit California thanks to new data that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory captured soon after last month's Napa temblor, the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since 1989. Data collected from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, three months before the Aug. 24 quake and then five days afterward informed experts of other faults near the main rupture that need to be studied, said Eric Fielding, a JPL geophysicist.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Science / Technology, NASA, Science

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Astrophysicist Invents a $110 Earthquake Warning System

In the early hours of Aug. 24, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Californians awake in terror across the Bay Area. But one UC Berkeley professor received five seconds of warning from a $110 homemade device.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, UC Berkeley, Inventions, Science / Technology, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Inside Bay Area

After Napa earthquake, Silicon Valley looks to build high-tech alert system

Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that UC Berkeley's earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of people who receive its messages, but the rest of us find out about a tremor only after it knocks us out of bed. Silicon Valley has made apps that tell us when our Uber ride is approaching, our air conditioning has broken or a thunderstorm is brewing.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, uber, Science

LA Daily News

Californians targets of activist misinformation on fracking, water use: Guest commentary

Californians have been subjected to great deal of misinformation about the well-understood and time-tested oil and gas well stimulation technique known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” This misinformation has come mostly from a cadre of extremist national and affiliated local environmental groups, whose ultimate goal is to ban not just fracking but all oil and gas development in California - the third largest consumer of gas and diesel in the world. No issue is of greater importance in California at the moment than water, and it is on this issue that anti-industry activists have made their most concerted efforts to scare Californians with objective falsehoods.


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WFAA-TV Dallas

Arlington rattled by small earthquake

Arlington rattled by small earthquake There have now been three small earthquakes in North Texas this month Check out this story on The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 2.5-magnitude tremor shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, centered about one mile southeast of the University of Texas at Arlington campus in the 1700 block of South Pecan Street.


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Christian Science Monitor

Mars rover Curiosity reaches ultimate destination: Mt. Sharp

This file photo released on June 23, 2014 by NASA, shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait. NASA announced Thursday, Sept.


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KNUS-AM Aurora

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.


Related Topix: Science, Austin Peay State University, Tampa, FL, Western Kentucky University

Oxford Times

Headstones clue to Oxford's geology

YOU may not think the rock that makes up your grandparents' gravestones would shed much light on the history of Oxford. Geologist and science writer Ms Morgan and Mr Powell, a retired assistant curator of geology at the University Museum, have studied six different cemeteries in Oxford - including St Sepulchre's in Jericho, Holywell Cemetery and St Thomas A Becket in the city centre, St Andrews Headington, Headington Municipal and St Mary & St John in East Oxford.


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