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2 hrs ago | Park Record
After a week off, the Summit County Council will meet in session on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with the potential for landslides in Summit County one of the issues to be discussed.
6 hrs ago | Mashable
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.
10 hrs ago | KIRO-TV Seattle
The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward.
13 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning one mile from Palos Verdes Estates, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.
16 hrs ago | Science Daily
Geologists are using 3-D printing to study the pores within limestone reservoir rocks. A better understanding of the pore networks within the rocks could help industry get at more oil.
19 hrs ago | Sheffield Star
When it comes to tropical paradises, Doncaster is probably one of the last locations which would spring to many minds. But the town has emerged an unlikely cousin to the Congo and Amazon after three local scientists unearthed its hidden history as a tropical rainforest, thanks to its mining heritage.
Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.
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.
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.
Increased snowfall will not prevent the continued melting of glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that small glaciers that end on land around the Antarctic Peninsula are highly vulnerable to slight changes in air temperature and may be at risk of disappearing within 200 years.
The U.S. Geological Survey says above-normal precipitation last month led to record-breaking flows at several stream gauges in the southwest North Dakota. Agency spokesman Steve Robinson says the unusually wet august was most evident at gauges on the Heart, Knife and Green rivers.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography began operating the R/V Melville in 1969, back when dead reckoning was commonly used in navigation. Melville will be replaced by R/V Sally Ride, which is still being built.
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.
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.
As Kilauea continues to threaten lower Puna, geologists are also keeping their eyes on the volcano's much larger cousin - Mauna Loa. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, has been rumbling and showing signs of awakening for more than a year.
The United States has 169 active volcanoes - 55 of which are designated as serious threats by the United States Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Of these, 18 are "Very High Threats"- volcanoes that, were they to erupt, could disrupt air travel and threaten people's lives.
The first came at 3:22 a.m., a magnitude 3.4 approximately 13 miles southeast of Medford. Its depth was 3.1 miles.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:30 pm
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