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2 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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, Raton, NM

3 hrs ago |

4.2 earthquake registered south of Guthrie

Debbie Taylor lives in an area of south Guthrie between Liberty Lake and Guthrie Lake. She said she had just stepped outdoors when she felt the quake and "I saw the house move."


Related Topix: Guthrie, OK, Natural Disasters

4 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Near Guthrie

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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Oklahoma City, OK, Geology, Science

6 hrs ago | WRDW-TV Augusta

Earthquake hits Evans, Appling-area Sunday night

Reports show the earthquake hit just before midnight on Sunday about 10.2 miles from Evans. The epicenter was located just above Thurmond Dam.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Columbia County, GA, Evans, GA

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Earthquake warning systems being worked on in Silicon Valley

The strongest earthquake to hit northern California in 25 years rocked Napa. San Francisco officials said they have programs underway to prepare for the city's next big shaker.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley

13 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

Gallo donates $100k to Napa quake fund

The E&J Gallo Winery has donated US$100,000 to the American Red Cross to help winemakers affected by the earthquake that struck Napa Valley last month. Napa's wine industry is estimated to have lost US$80 million after a quake measuring 6.1 on the richter scale ripped through the region in the early hours of Sunday, 24 August, on the eve of the 2014 harvest.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Natural Disasters, Napa County, CA

17 hrs ago | Trend

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan hit by quakes

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in Kazakhstan and two earthquakes measuring 4.4 and 5 on the Richter scale were recorded in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan's Seismological Expedition of the Science Committee under the Education and Science Ministry reported.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Azerbaijan, World News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Press On-Line

Most important earthquake book so far?

Probably the most important earthquake book so far was launched on August 31 but it's safe to predict that it won't be the best-selling. Co-editor Barnaby Bennett told a session at the WORD Writers & Readers Festival it was the document the incoming earthquake recovery minister should read before anything else.

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Small earthquake rattles Northern California

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Covelo, CA, Mendocino County, CA

Los Angeles Times

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes San Jacinto, Calif.

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, San Jacinto, CA, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science


Astrophysicist Invents a $110 Earthquake Warning System

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, California, UC Berkeley, Inventions, Science / Technology, Geology, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

News9 Oklahoma City

3.6 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Enid

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was reported at 7:01 a.m., 15 miles north, northwest of Enid and 47 miles west of Ponca City. The depth was over one mile.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Ponca City, OK

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Earthquake data from Napa has clues to the a Big Onea

LA CAñADA FLINTRIDGE >> Scientists may be one step closer to understanding how the rumored “Big One” will hit California thanks to new data that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory captured soon after last month's Napa temblor, the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since 1989. Data collected from NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, three months before the Aug. 24 quake and then five days afterward informed experts of other faults near the main rupture that need to be studied, said Eric Fielding, a JPL geophysicist.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Napa, CA, Science / Technology, NASA, Geology, Science

Sat Sep 13, 2014

LA Daily News

Valley residents prepare for the next big earthquake with drill

Standing by to treat the dozens of shaken “victims” Saturday were three doctors from West Valley Medical Center during the Encino Chamber of Commerce “Biggest Earthquake Drill in the San Fernando Valley.” One kid, in masterful role-playing that accompanied the triage, swooned while being treated after being hit in the head by a giant flying dictionary. “His brain will recover,” declared Dr. Sharon Pollock, an Encino pediatrician in real life, standing beneath a tent and tarp at the medical center on Balboa Boulevard.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Commerce, CA, Encino, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Boulevard, CA, Van Nuys (Los Angeles, CA)

Inside Bay Area

After Napa earthquake, Silicon Valley looks to build high-tech alert system

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley, uber, Geology, Science


Three Northern Oklahoma Earthquakes Reported Saturday

The first came at 3:22 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 approximately 13 miles southeast of Medford. Its depth was 3.1 miles.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Geology, Science, Natural Disasters

The Daily Democrat

Crude-by-rail: One federal inspector oversees all California's railroad bridges, no state oversight

As concerns grow over aging rail infrastructure, earthquake readiness and a dramatic increase in crude oil shipments by train, state railroad regulators are scrambling to hire their first-ever railroad bridge inspectors -- two of them. Once they are hired, the California Public Utilities Commission plans to create a state railroad bridge inventory to determine which are most at risk.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Natural Disasters, Benicia, CA, Napa, CA


14:16 6-earthquake jolts Tajikistan on September 13

An earthquake of magnitude 6 was registered today in Tajikistan at 6.58 am, the press service of the State Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense reports. The epicenter was located 32 kilometers south-west of the city of Dushanbe, and 42 km south-east of the city of Khorog.


Related Topix: Tajikistan, Natural Disasters, Asia


Two earthquakes hit Tajikistan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 13 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Two earthquakes measuring 5 and 4.4 on the Richter scale were recorded in Tajikistan on September 13, Kazakhstan's Seismological Expedition of the Science Committee under Education and Science Ministry reported.


Related Topix: Azerbaijan, World News, Natural Disasters

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Napa County inmates transferred during earthquake repairs

The Napa County Department of Corrections will transfer 60 inmates to Solano County jail facilities while the Napa County jail's cells and dorms damaged during the earthquake are assessed for necessary repairs, Napa County Department of Corrections Director Lenard Vare said. The inmate transfers will begin immediately, Vare said.


Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Natural Disasters