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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.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Northern California Thursday night that was widely felt across the region, but there were no reports of serious damage.
Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Center, says the temblor struck at 8:47 p.m. and was centred 10 kilometres west northwest of Greenville, and about 40 kilometres southwest of Susanville.
Boreal toads are found at high elevations. The endangered species is at risk from a fungus as well as human populations and climate change.
Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake was located 2 miles north-northeast of the town of Canyondam, the USGS said.
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.
There's a greeting that goes, "What's shaking?" If that question was asked in Butte County Wednesday the right answer could well be six miles north of Oroville.
A man points at a seismic chart at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei on March 4, 2010.
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.
Mohamed Bah, an uncle of 10-year-old Zack Mohamed Fofana, talks to the media near Lilydale Regional Park on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Hard rock mining production is expected to crack the $10 billion threshold once state production and taxation totals are finalized and published by the Division of Minerals and the Department of Taxation later this year.
Pavlof is one of the most active volcanos in the United States, with nearly 40 known eruptions.
The fuel could become a 'new North Sea' energy business, and create more than 70,000 jobs, according to a new report Investments in shale gas drilling could yield an industry worth nearly A 4bn a year to the UK economy and create more than 70,000 jobs, according to a new report from the Institute of Directors , becoming a "new North Sea" energy ... (more)
Geologist researchers from Kent State University are on their way to Oklahoma in search of information to help make buildings stronger in the face of devastating tornados like the one that claimed the lives of 24 people in Moore.
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.
Antarctic research is on the list, as is high technology, particularly in agricultural applications, and natural hazards, notably earthquakes.
Some US geophysicists are going where few of their compatriots have gone before: to Cuba, Venezuela and other countries that are notoriously anti-American. But these countries are also notoriously plagued by natural disasters such as earthquakes, and so engineers are blanketing the Caribbean with a network of sensors to detect the crustal strains ... (more)