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Was March 18 L.A. earthquake man-made?

When the March 18 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles, there were some who immediately wondered if the increase in fracking in the region could have been the cause.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Op-Ed: Yellowstone magma measured at 36,000 atmospheres

Grenoble - An independent ball of magma, pressurized to 36,000 atmospheres, has been identified under Yellowstone. The magma is said to be able to erupt “without any external trigger”.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Strong 5.7 earthquake shakes Northern California

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California Thursday night with epicenter located 7 miles west northwest of Greenville, according to USGS,
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Sad, spectacular time-lapse animation shows human impact on Earth

In only 30 years, great glaciers have retreated and a lake that was once the world’s fourth largest has all but dried up. For the first time ever, the human impact on the face of earth as seen from space is on full view, and it is not a pretty picture.
In the Media by Jordan Howell

Op-Ed: Why so many earthquakes in 2012?

Geophysical activities occur as a magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes northern Myanmar, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake killed about 39 in Guatemala, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Vancouver Island, and a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Indonesia.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Geophysical activities foreshadow major earthquakes

Geophysical activities portend greater earthquakes. Recently an eastern Indonesian earthquake struck with the power of a 6.3-magnitude, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Mexico coast, and 'silent earthquakes' ripple under Cascadia.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 1 comment

Earthquake 7.6 Richter shakes San José, Costa Rica - UPDATE

A strong earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale shook Costa Rican territory this morning at about 08:42 local time. No reports are yet known about casualties or the level of damage.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

No tsunami after strong 7.6 earthquake hits Philippines, one dead

Manila - A tsunami warning is in effect following a a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines on Friday. The tsunami warning was issued for nations in the nearest vicinity, including Japan, Indonesia and Taiwan.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 8 comments

Earthquake near Salinas, Ca. (Updated) Special

At 0819 hours this morning an earthquake struck California near Salinas. The area has several fault lines nearby and is on the edge of a tectonic plate.
Digital Journal Report by Gar Swaffar - 19 comments

Earthquake 5.8 Richter shakes southern Costa Rica

Cartago - The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 5.8 in the Richter scale, placing the epicenter 81 kilometers south of San Jose in the Pacific Ocean.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar
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U.S. Geological Survey seeks GPS Iridium collars for Alaskan Lynx dogs

The U.S. Geological Survey plans to award a contract for Iridium-made GPS location collars the agency intends to outfit...
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