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42 min ago | Mashable

Water Everywhere After Napa Quake - But It's no Drought Solution for California

The Napa 6.0-magnitude earthquake has released tens of thousands of gallons of groundwater into the area's drought-dry creek beds. Locals are thrilled - but a geologist warns the babbling brooks could deplete scarce water supplies rather than add to them.

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Related Topix: Weather, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Drought, Earthquake, Geology, Science, Technical Services, Sonoma, CA

4 hrs ago | Live Science

Southwest's Earthquake Spike Linked to Injection Wells

A dramatic increase in earthquakes in a small region of New Mexico and Colorado was triggered by the underground disposal of wastewater, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey . There was a 40-fold increase in earthquakes in the area since 2001, compared to over the last three decades, the researchers found.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Raton, NM

4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake registered south of Guthrie

The earthquake initially registered magnitude 4.2 but was later downgraded to 4.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was recorded at 3:08 p.m. about four miles south of Guthrie.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Guthrie, OK, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

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.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Raton, NM

13 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Early Morning Earthquake Shakes Near Cherokee

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 4:21 a.m. Its epicenter was located nine miles east of Cherokee and 29 miles north, northwest of Enid.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Covelo

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 6 miles from Covelo, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:17 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.7 miles.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Covelo, CA, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Norwalk Citizen News

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday that the study says New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck. The national study looked at 40 years of climate data and bird records from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Technical Services

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Tribe to release sturgeon into Big Manistee River

This photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey office in Ann Arbor shows a lake sturgeon on April 5, 2010. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is conducting its annual sturgeon release this weekend at the Big Manistee River.

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Related Topix: Technical Services

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Pesticide rules credited for cleaner rivers

As Florida Republicans look to cut environmental regulations at the expense of clean water and public health, a new study shows that sensible rules on pesticides can enormously help America's rivers and streams. The study, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, examined the most frequently detected pesticides in 200 major rivers and streams across the nation.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Agriculture, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Gainesville.com

Calming devices on 13th Street underpass raise biker's ire

Jelks, a fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, posted this comment on the FOGCC Facebook page along with several photos: "Has anyone seen what the University constructed at the 13th Street tunnel? It is now nearly impossible to get a bike through. In fact, in the time it took to take these photos, several cyclists approached, then turned around and crossed the street at the light.

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Related Topix: Technical Services

ABC News

Lava Approaches Vacant Lots in Hawaii Subdivision

In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI

News9 Oklahoma City

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Perry

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 9:41 a.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles south of Perry, and 12 miles west, northwest of Stillwater.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

NewsOn6 Tulsa

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Perry

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this earthquake was recorded at 9:41 a.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles south of Perry, and 12 miles west, northwest of Stillwater.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Ag Professional

Commentary: USGS survey is anti-pesticide

Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in the nation's rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study spanning two decades . It was noted that pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health benchmarks in any of the streams studied.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Technical Services, Geology, Entomology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Nicaragua Seeks U.S. Assistance in Investigating Meteorite

The Nicaraguan government requested U.S. help in the ongoing scientific investigation of the meteorite that fell to Earth in an unpopulated part of Managua last weekend. "Considering the small amount of experience and the lack of research means, Nicaragua desires to request the good offices of the embassy to get the support of the U.S. Geological Survey," Deputy Foreign Minister Orlando Gomez said in a letter to U.S. Ambassador in Managua Phyllis Powers.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Central America, Central America Travel, Travel, Nicaragua Travel, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Astronomy

Journal Gazette

Hoosiers encouraged to register for earthquake drill October 16

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and other partner agencies are encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this year's Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, which will be held at 10:16 a.m. on October 16th.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Geology, Science, FEMA, US News, Technical Services

Irving Weekly

2.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Irving Thursday Morning...

According to the U.S. Geological Survey data, the 2.9 magnitude earthquake occurred under the Sloan School on North O'Connor Blvd, north of Rochelle Rd and near Murl Dr Why register? Complete our quick FREE registration form to have access to post in our blogs, classifieds, business listings, and leave comments in our stories.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Denver Post

Experts agree that water, not fracking, caused deadly Collbran slide

Government, industry and scientific experts who recently toured the West Salt Creek rock avalanche area agree that fracking is not to blame for setting off the deadly slide. The fact that the craggy lower edge of the rock avalanche on the Grand Mesa towers over and curves around a drilling pad where Oxy USA has a gas well is not relevant, they say.

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Related Topix: Collbran, CO, Mesa, CO, Geology, Science, Technical Services

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

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In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, surface flows have recently cut a swath through thick forest from the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI

Brandon Sun

Business owner concerned small Hawaii town could become ghost town if lava crosses major road

In this Sept. 6, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, surface flows have recently cut a swath through thick forest from the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Technical Services, Geology, Science, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Pahoa, HI, Hawaii County, HI

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