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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.
5 hrs ago | Reuters
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.
8 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City
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.
13 hrs ago | Science Daily
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.
17 hrs ago | Rock102online.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first came at 3:22 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 approximately 13 miles southeast of Medford. Its depth was 3.1 miles.
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.
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.
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.
Arlington rattled by small earthquake There have now been three small earthquakes in North Texas this month Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2014/09/13/earthquake-arlington/15578935/ 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.
This file photo released on June 23, 2014 by NASA, shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait. NASA announced Thursday, Sept.
Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:55 pm
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