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15 min ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Earthquake hits Japan; tsunami advisories out

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

1 hr ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Map predicting sinkhole-prone areas in works

Map predicting sinkhole-prone areas in works State geologists are on their way to creating a statewide map showing where sinkholes are most likely to form.


Related Topix: Science, Tallahassee, FL

5 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Quake shakes up Channel Islands

The biggest earthquake in Jersey and Guernsey on the Channel Islands for almost 90 years has struck, with a magnitude of 4.2. Windows rattled and an odd rumble sound was noted as the quake struck at a depth of seven miles around 12 miles west of St Helier at 12.54pm.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Jersey County, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Science

7 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

Kentucky ranks in top 10 in number of sinkholes



Related Topix: Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY, Burgin, KY, Science, Boyle County, KY, University of Kentucky

11 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Geologists seek work - any work - as mining boom goes bust

Barrick Gold will likely take a hit on the value of its Lumwana copper mine in Zambia, which it picked up in a $7.3-billion takeover two years ago.


Related Topix: Science, Barrick Gold, Mining, Australia, Oceania, World News,

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Did You Feel It? 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near La Quinta

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake struck near Anza Thursday. The quake struck at 1:41 p.m. about 16 miles southwest of La Quinta, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Related Topix: La Quinta, CA, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Anza, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Palm Desert, CA

The Press-Enterprise

EARTHQUAKES: Series of temblors rocks Inland region

A series of minor earthquakes - the biggest of which measured a magnitude-3.3 - has been felt in the Inland region.


Related Topix: Big Bear Lake, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.


Related Topix: Science, Yellowstone National Park, US National Parks

Mammoth Times & Eastern Sierra Times

Geologists warn of quakes in new report

In a major new report on earthquake scenarios in the Mammoth area, geologists say they have identified five faults in Long Valley capable of producing temblors of 6.7 or greater - roughly as strong as the 1994 Northridge quake.


Related Topix: Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Northridge, CA, California

The Leaf-Chronicle

Scientists are watching polar bears from space

Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with their Canadian collaborators, have begun testing high-resolution satellites to observe, track and count polar bears in the cold recesses of the Arctic.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, Environment

Midlothian Today

Fracking: study puts Midlothian on the map

An independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey shows that there are around 80 trillion cubic feet of gas alongside six billion barrels of oil in Scotland's Central Belt.


Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, Science,


Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change

A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, Environment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Fipke sells last stake in Ekati diamond mine

Legendary multimillionaire geologist Charles "Chuck" Fipke has sold his remaining stake in Ekati, the first-ever Canadian diamond mine he discovered two decades ago in the Arctic tundra of the Northwest Territories.


Related Topix: Science


Saltwater leak alters water supply for 1 ND town

Tribal leaders switched to an alternative source of water Wednesday for one town on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota following a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline.


Related Topix: North Dakota, Science, Berthold, ND, Mandan, ND

Denver Westword

Video: Fractivists attack -- with a camera -- in Dear Governor Hickenlooper

This week's cover story, " Frack Attack! ," explores the increasingly ambitious anti-fracking movement in Colorado, a state with plenty of oil and gas wells and plenty of people who want to shut 'em down.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Science

KTVK Phoenix

Minor earthquake rattles Arizona-New Mexico border

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 quake struck about 1:15 a.m. PDT Wednesday in southeastern Arizona, about 26 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Science, Lordsburg, NM


Shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia

Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree.


Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy, New York, Science

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Standard

Quake hits northern Japan

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage, as a powerful typhoon lashed the country's far south.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Science, World News, Japan, Tsunami

Scientific Blogging

Bioerosion In Mesophotic Coral Reef Geology

A new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral reefs - low energy reef environments between 30-150 meters deep - provides new insights into processes that affect the overall structure of these important ecosystems.


Related Topix: Science

Sedalia Democrat

More on Sedaliaa s profitable geology

In the 1882 History of Pettis County, F.A. Sampson wrote a chapter describing the natural history of Pettis County.


Related Topix: Pettis County, MO, Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Sedalia, MO, Washington County, MO, Opinion