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The quake occurred at 5.19am local time , 287km southwest of Nuku'alofa, at a depth of 171km, the US Geological Survey reported.
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A man points at a seismic chart at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei on March 4, 2010.
Long-time skiers often say that skiing was better in the good old days, and new research from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that those claims are based on more than nostalgia - notwithstanding the occasional bumper crop of powder like in 2010-2011. After taking an in-depth look at snowfall and temperature records, federal scientists said ... (more)
Clouds are hard to spot in this natural-color image of the Aral Sea in Central Asia, taken March 24, 2013.
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.
Frogs, toads and salamanders have been in trouble for decades, but a new U.S. government study shows just how quickly many amphibians are disappearing from ponds and creeks across the United States.
In this Sept. 2009 file photo, U.S. Geological Survey project geologist Doug Stoeser looks through a huge pile of waste rock from the Stillwater Mine in Nye, Mont.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula early Tuesday, followed by a series of strong after-shocks, the US Geological Survey reported.
In this Friday, May 17, 2013 file photo provided by the Alaskan Volcano Observatory, the Pavlof Volcano erupts as it's seen from the air near Cold Bay, Alaska.
A new U.S. Geological Survey study documents that the nation's aquifers are being drawn down at an accelerating rate.
WESTERN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CENTER RELEASES NEW TRAINING MATERIALS May 20, 2013 Source: Western Integrated Pest Management Center news release To help keep pesticides out of water sources, the Western Integrated Pest Management Center recently created practical, hands-on training modules for agricultural applicators, professional urban ... (more)
As part of a multiyear program of gas hydrate research in the Gulf of Mexico being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the U.S. Department of Energy, USGS researchers have obtained high-resolution seismic data and images of some known gas hydrate deposi....
'I just think we have an opportunity to be less rigid than the WAC. That rigidity has been part of the problem.' By Joanna Dodder Nellans Contributing Reporter COTTONWOOD - The Verde Valley members of the Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee have tacitly agreed to demands from Prescott and Prescott Valley to let them cut next year's membership ... (more)
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck 19 kilometers north of Southville, Ontario Friday at 9:22 am and was felt as far away as Montreal, Northern NY and Vermont the US Geological Survey reported.